PARALEGAL POST-BACCALAUREATE

Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Program Details

Are you interested in the legal system and the law? The Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Technical Diploma prepares students for highly responsible entry-level positions as paralegals or legal assistants. Students take courses that provide them with the basic competencies to begin a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. The Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate program is appropriate for those persons who already have earned a bachelor’s or other higher education degree. Students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree should apply to the Paralegal Associate Degree Program.

A paralegal or legal assistant is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, or corporation, governmental agency or other entity to perform specifically-designed substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals cannot give legal advice, represent clients in court, or otherwise engage in the unauthorized practice of law. The practice of law by non-attorneys is strictly prohibited by law.

Throughout the Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate program you will gain skills such as:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Law – family, criminal, contract, immigration, employment, elder, real estate, administrative
  • Administration of estates
  • Legal research

CVTC’s Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Program is approved by the American Bar Association, an important credential for most legal employers.

Please note that paralegals cannot give legal advice, represent clients in court, or otherwise engage in the unauthorized practice of law. The practice of law by non-attorneys is strictly prohibited by law.

Just the Facts

Paralegal Studies
24 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

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Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $4,686

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Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate program. For more detailed course info, click here.

  • Family Law
    Basic legal concepts in the area of family relations, including premarital agreements, parental rights, and divorce.
  • Legal Writing
    An advanced writing course concentrating on legal correspondence, forms, memoranda, and briefs.
  • Legal Aspects of Business Organizations
    Legal aspects involved in the formation, operation, and dissolution of the principal types of business organizations.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.

Careers

  • Deputy Register
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Paralegal
  • Program Technician

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