The Associate in Arts (AA) degree and certificate program in Legal Assistant is designed to prepare students for a paraprofessional career in generalized or specialized areas of paralegal service. This program provides students with a strong foundation in communication skills and research. This program also provides students'with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to enter the job market as a legal assistant in private law offices, government agencies, or business corporations. The Associate in Arts (AA) degree program provides students with an educational foundation helpful for transfer to a baccalaureate pre-law program or related field of student. A legal assistant works under the direction of an attorney in performing legal services to meet the client's needs.
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