Paralegals (also called “Legal Assistants”) work under the supervision of an attorney and assist in the delivery of legal services. They do substantive legal work the supervising attorney would otherwise do; however, paralegals are not attorneys. Paralegals generally may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Paralegals are important members of the legal service team. They perform such functions as interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting legal documents, conducting legal research, and attending depositions and court hearings.
Paralegals are found in a number of work settings, including law offices, government agencies, and corporate offices. This program is approved by the American Bar Association.
It consists of both legal and general education courses. It is intended for the training of paralegals and is not a pre-law course of study.