The online AAS in Legal Assistant degree program from Baltimore City College prepares students to perform all the duties required of a paralegal, such as conducting legal research, writing correspondence, drafting legal documents, managing a law office, investigating cases, interviewing clients and witnesses, and generally aiding attorneys in preparing for trials and hearings. The curriculum is broken down into three segments:
- First-level courses examine principles of law, legal research, writing, ethics, and office procedures.
- At the advanced level, students take specialty courses such as litigation, criminal procedure, real estate, business organization, and family law.
- Further specialization is available in areas such as estates and trusts, communications law, and environmental law.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
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- Adults not holding a high school diploma or equivalent become eligible for degree and certificate programs after successfully completing 15 college-level credits and a placement test.