Career Diploma - Paralegal Studies
Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Paralegal Studies program is designed to give students the knowledge and expertise needed to be a part of legal teams. Learn more about the Career Diploma in Paralegal Studies program at Ashworth College here.
Official Program Name:
Career Diploma in Paralegal Studies
About Ashworth College:
Ashworth College offers flexible learning options, including online learning, which allow students to integrate their education into existing family and work responsibilities. The college offers student referral bonuses, alumni savings, military benefits, employer tuition reimbursement, family savings plans, and an interest-free monthly payment program.
Students interested in enrolling in Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Paralegal Studies program should have good organizational skills and a professional demeanor. They should also be interested in the legal field. Applicants to Ashworth College should be at least 17 years old.
Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Paralegal Studies program gives students the opportunity to learn about the legal system and how attorneys and paralegals work together. Classes are intended to teach about criminal, constitutional, contract, and tort law, legal analysis, interviewing, investigating, computer literacy, ethics, and legal research. This program includes an honors option. Ashworth College provides students in this program with professional legal textbooks, study guides, and career search and time management guides.
Required Courses for a Career Diploma in Paralegal Studies:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashworth College to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- Paralegals and the Legal Profession
- Paralegals and the Legal System
- Criminal Law
- Constitutional Law
- Contract Law
- Tort Law
- How to Study Law
- Introduction to the Legal System
- Assisting in Litigation
- Legal Analysis
- Legal Interviewing
- Computer Literacy
- Law Office Management Techniques
- Informal and Formal Advocacy
- Regulations of Paralegals
- Legal Research Part A
- Legal Research Part B
- Legal Writing
Furthering Your Education:
Graduates of Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Paralegal Studies program might be interested in pursuing an associate's degree in paralegal studies or legal administration. This could increase their knowledge of the legal field while possibly preparing them for advancement in the paralegal field.
Associate's degree options include but are not limited to:
- Associate in Administrative Assisting in Legal Administrative Assistant
- Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies
- Associate in Specialized Business in Legal Office Administration
- Associate of Business Science in Paralegal Studies
- Associate of Paralegal Studies in Legal Secretary
- Associate of Paralegal in Legal Assistant
- Associate of Specialized Business in Paralegal Specialist
Students who complete the Career Diploma in Paralegal Studies program at Ashworth College could be able to pursue positions in the paralegal field. They might work closely with attorneys. Their responsibilities could include drafting legal documents, preparing for trails, coordinating law office procedures, maintaining attorney schedules, researching judicial decisions, conducting investigations, organizing and maintaining client files, locating and interviewing witnesses, or assisting with depositions.
Positions that students might be able to pursue include:
- Law clerk
- Law librarian
- Legal assistant
- Legal secretary
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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