Paralegal Studies Program
LCCC's Paralegal Studies is approved by the American Bar Association and, because of the growth of the paralegal field, provides excellent opportunities for employment and advancement. Qualified graduates of the Paralegal Studies program can be hired by law firms, banks, title companies, real estate firms and corporations. Career possibilities include paralegal supervisor, trust coordinator, title searcher, settlement clerk, litigation specialist, contract coordinator, and a variety of other positions. Students will gain an understanding of what paralegals can accomplish, as well as the limitations imposed by the unauthorized practice of law statute. Internships provide students with practical experience in the paralegal field. Student may also transfer credits to various four-year colleges or universities towards a Bachelor's degree.
The primary goal of the program is to educate students to become paralegals that perform effectively in a variety of legal settings and adapt to changes in the legal environment and law practice. The program prepares students for a careers as paralegals working under the supervision of lawyers in either the public or private sectors, as well as striving to encourage and facilitate graduates to pursue advanced degrees.
Through a collaborative program of study between LCCC and Kutztown University, LCCC’s Paralegal Studies graduates may transfer to Kutztown University to major in English, Political Science, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, History, and Psychology.
- Apply legal and business skills necessary for a position in a law office, bank, real estate office, government authority, or any position that uses the knowledge of law.
- Demonstrate substantive knowledge and procedural knowledge of law.
- Apply the rules of professional conduct governing lawyers and the application to paralegals.
Diane T. Tallarita
Karl J. Maehrer