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Paralegal Studies:

Paralegal Studies Major Requirements

A paralegal is an individual who, although not a member of the legal profession, is qualified through education, training and/or work experience to be employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity. The paralegal performs specifically delegated substantive legal work under the direction of an attorney. Some of the services that a paralegal provides for an attorney include legal research; development of law office systems; client interviews; drafts; pleadings; case briefs; legal calendaring; preparing discovery for litigated cases; preparing drafts of wills and trusts; and maintaining client records and files.

The paralegal program at Irvine Valley College prepares students to assist attorneys as paralegals in administrative agencies, corporations, insurance companies, private law firms, government, and other legal environments. Emphasis is on training students in practical application and development of up-to-date paralegal related job skills. In addition, the program introduces students to legal theory

Certificates & Degrees

To learn more about the Paralegal Studies Certificate or Associate's Degree, visit: Paralegal Studies Certificate

California Code provisions

Paralegals working in California must comply with the Business and Professions code. For more information, see California Business and Professions Code_2013.pdf.

IVC Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement - Paralegal Studies


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