Associates or Bachelors Degree
Platt College’s Paralegal Studies program prepares you to enter the fast-growing legal field. You can earn your Associates degree in as little as 15 months, or your Bachelors degree in as little as 26 months!
Paralegals, or legal assistants, are a vital part of today’s legal system.
Paralegals perform many of the same tasks as lawyers, and are found in all types of organizations, but most are employed by law firms, corporate legal departments, and various government offices.
In these organizations, they may work in all areas of the law, including litigation, personal injury, corporate law, criminal law, intellectual property, labor law, bankruptcy, immigration, family law, and real estate.
Bachelors students continue with additional coursework in key areas such as: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning, Criminal Law II/Advanced Trial Procedures, Civil Litigation II, Family Law II, Research and Writing II, Labor Law/ Workers’ Compensation, Intellectual Property.
In a typical day as a Paralegal, you might:
- Draft contracts, mortgages, separation agreements and trust instruments
- Research legal documents
- Investigate cases
- Locate witnesses
- Obtain affidavits
- Provide trial assistance
- Help prepare legal arguments, draft pleadings and motions
- Organize and track case files
- Assist in preparing tax returns and planning estates
- Coordinate the activities of other law office employees
- Maintain financial office records.
At Platt College, the paralegal studies curriculum is supplemented with courses in English, environmental sciences, college math, psychology, art history and speech to give students a well-rounded educational experience focused on developing both subject knowledge and communication, research, and organizational skills.
Past paralegal studies graduates have found successful employment in a variety of legal settings including law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies.
All paralegal students are introduced to various legal-related computer programs and online research tools during their courses.
Our Paralegal Studies Programs
What Our Graduates Say
My experience at Platt College as a Paralegal student was memorable. I received my Associates and Bachelor degree here. The professors in the Paralegal program are very knowledgeable and work in the field. Real stories and experiences from the professors were great to hear. I learned a lot in this program and appreciate the knowledge they gave me to succeed in my future career. I would recommend Platt College to anyone interested in this degree.
What I liked best about attending Platt College was the enthusiasm the instructors displayed about the courses. This type of environment helps motivate individuals to learn and be educated.