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What is a Certificate in Paralegal Studies?

This program prepares students for careers as paralegals working under the supervision of lawyers in either the public or private sector.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Certificate in Paralegal Studies is restricted to students that currently possess the following:

  • 30 semester hours of college credit
  • grades of at least a “C” for each course
  • 18 credits are distributed in at least three of the following acceptable General Education disciplines: English, Math, Science, Humanities, and Social Science. The courses must be liberal arts credits and not technical.

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The Paralegal Studies Associate Degree program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Instructional Method

LCCC’s Paralegal Studies program options are primarily offered through synchronous instruction. Paralegal Studies classes may be enhanced with synchronous materials. Paralegal Studies students must take at least nine-semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction.

Paralegal Studies Courses

Your paralegal studies courses will prepare you for success in either a future career or when pursuing an associate degree. In this program, you’ll take classes like:

  • Introduction to Paralegal Studies
  • Torts and Personal Injury Law
  • Law Office Technology
  • Civil Litigation and Procedures
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Writing

Program Coordinator

 Diane T. Tallarita

Diane T. Tallarita

Professor and Coordinator of Paralegal Studies
Schnecksville, PA


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