The Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate program will prepare you for highly responsible entry-level paralegal positions. This one-year technical diploma will provide you with basic competencies that include:
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Oral, written, and verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Computer skills
The subjects you will cover in the core coursework include:
- Substantive and procedural law
- The American legal system
- Delivery of legal services
- Law offices and related environments
- The paralegal profession
- Legal research and writing
- Law-related computer skills
- Legal interviewing and investigation
You must complete at least 9 credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses in person, online live or classroom live.
Upon completion of MATC's Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate program, you will be qualified for employment by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity to perform specifically designated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Please note that paralegals may not provide legal services to the public, except as permitted by law.
You may complete the Paralegal program by taking day, evening, online, online live, or classroom live classes. Evening classes typically run from 5:30 to 8:20 pm. Saturday and summer classes are also offered.
Students in the Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate program can attend full or part time.
Paralegal classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
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