Department of Business Administration
The national trend for support staff in the law firm is a person who has qualifications of both a paralegal and a legal secretary. This means the ideal employee will have a diverse knowledge of the legal profession plus the ability to draft and produce legal documents and to conduct legal research using a variety of computer programs.
The Legal Professions curriculum will involve a core curriculum for the first three semesters with students taking specialized courses for either the Paralegal program or Legal Secretary program beginning with the second semester. Graduates of either specialty will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree.
Graduates of the Paralegal Studies Program at Del Mar College gain valuable skills attractive to employers of paralegals in both the public and private sectors. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to successfully perform a variety of tasks effectively and ethically while delivering legal services under the supervision of an attorney and to contribute to the advancement of the profession.
For printable copies of these degrees, please go to the Degree Information Sheets.
The program does not qualify a graduate to take a state Bar Exam, represent clients in court, give legal advice or provide independent legal services.
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