MyCAA Approved Paralegal Studies Associate Degree
MyCAA Approved Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies
The paralegal programs at Brighton College prepare students for a career as a paralegal. Paralegals are employed in all kinds of companies, however many are used by law firms, business legal departments, and various government offices.
The MyCAA Approved Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies core program supplies a foundation in the law as well as legal analysis and writing. Upon successful completion, you will have the ability to:
- Make use of legal research technology and methods necessary to find the law, policies and regulation
- Prepare expert legal documents
- Establish case files
- Interview professionals or witnesses
- Carry out examinations
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of litigation practice, law and procedure
We cover core concepts of the following areas: business law, household law, criminal law, real estate, torts, and contract. Your MyCAA paralegal training will be enriched through 5 specialized courses in the areas of the law that interest you the most. Brighton College’s associate degree programs also include a foundation built from detailed general education curriculum to prepare students for job opportunities that arise in the future.
General Program Competencies
When finished with the MyCAA approved Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies core program students will be able to:
- Identify primary and secondary sources of the law;
- Use research tools and methods necessary to find the law;
- Prepare written legal analysis determining concerns in a case, the policy of law, application,
counterarguments and conclusions;
- Prepare expert legal documents;
- Establish case files;
- Interview professionals or witnesses;
- Carry out investigations and show a broad knowledge of litigation practice, law and treatment;
- Understand the core components of the following areas of law: management, business, criminal, real estate, torts, and contracts.
Certification offers the kind of professional recognition that can set graduates apart from others in the field. The opportunity to be designated as a Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) is offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). www.nala.org.
Assessments leading to the CLA are offered periodically to those students who have successfully finished acknowledged training programs. The Paralegal Institute belongs to NALA and both the diploma and the associate degree programs meet the instructional requirements of this nationwide testing organization.