2017-2018 College Catalog 
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2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal Studies Academic Credit Certificate

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This accelerated program is designed for students who possess a bachelor’s or associate’s degree and want to complete the requirements necessary to perform as a paralegal in a law office, corporate environment, or government office by offering the necessary paralegal courses to achieve competency in this profession.

The purpose of this certificate is to train paralegals/legal assistants.  It is not intended to be a program for training lawyers or legal administrators.  A paralegal/legal assistant may not engage in the practice of law by accepting cases, giving legal advice, appearing in court, setting fees, etc.  Engaging in the unauthorized practice of law is a criminal offense in the State of New Jersey.

Paralegal Studies Academic Credit Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Draft legal documents in selected areas of law
  • Exhibit technology skills
  • Perform computerized and manual legal research
  • Utilize legal software programs
  • Utilize word processing to draft legal documents
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional responsibility


General Education - 6 credits as follows:

Career Courses – 25 credits as follows:

 A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all career studies courses in order to complete this program.

Credits required for Certificate: 31


* Offered Fall Term only

** Offered Spring Term only

Suggested Sequence - Paralegal Studies Academic Credit Certificate

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in one year, with a Fall Term start date.

Degree Audit Information

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Program Code for registration: PPLGLA

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