Paralegal Studies Certificate
PROGRAM CODE: 2C21275
The Paralegal Studies Certificate may be awarded to those students completing the required coursework, and that have an Associate in Science Degree, an Associate of Arts Degree, a Bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. All students with an Associate degree must have their transcripts evaluated for General Education requirements as listed in the General Education requirements for the Associate in Science degree in Paralegal Studies. The Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). An additional 9 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. At least one-half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton College. This certificate requires a total of 30 units.
|Required Courses (21 units):|
|PLEG 101 F||Introduction to Paralegal Studies||3|
|PLEG 104 F||Introduction to Legal Research and Terminology||3|
|PLEG 105 F||Introduction to Legal Writing||3|
|PLEG 116 F||Computers in the Law Office||3|
|PLEG 201 F||Civil Litigation I||3|
|PLEG 202 F||Civil Litigation II||3|
|PLEG 207 F||Computer-Assisted Legal Research||3|
|Restricted Electives (9 units):||9|
|Contemporary Issues in the Law||1-3|
|Tort Law (formerly Personal Injury)||3|
|Probate, Wills and Trusts||3|
|Bankruptcy Law and Procedure||3|
|Workers' Compensation Law||3|
|Criminal Law and Procedure||3|
|Real Property Law and Procedure||3|
|Medical Records Review||2|
|Employment and Labor Law||3|
|Contract Law and Procedure||3|
|Discovery in Electronic Age||3|
|Computers in the Law Office II||3|
|Entertainment and Sports Law||3|
|Ethics for Paralegals (formerly PLEG 090FF)||2|
|Law Office Management||3|
Outcome 1: Demonstrate ethical requirements required of a paralegal as required by state law and apply rules of professional conduct to resolve any issues.
Outcome 2: Research and perform substantive legal work under the direct supervision of an attorney in any legal environment in any state in the United States.
Outcome 3: Differentiate and describe the organization and function of the United States’ Judicial, Executive and Legislative branches of government.
Outcome 4: Demonstrate sensitivity through adaptability and flexibility in working with a diverse group of people from every socioeconomic level.
Outcome 5: Use computers and other technology for document production, law office management, trial preparation, and other tasks performed by paralegals.