May 26, 2024  
Catalog 2024-2025 
Catalog 2024-2025

Legal Assistant (CD)

Certificate of Development · Program Code: 177 · Credit Hours: 27 · Contact Hours: 27

Dean: James Cousino

This certificate of development program is ideal for those students currently working in an office environment, or those wishing to enter such a setting. Students will gain a basic understanding of the legal field while improving business and written communication skills.

Program Outcomes:  

Upon successful completion of this program, students will possess and exhibit the following core competencies:

  1. Describe the fundamentals of managing a law office. 
  2. Explain the role of professional and ethical standards in the legal profession.  
  3. Contrast civil and criminal law.  
  4. Develop a legal case brief with appropriate resources available. 
  5. Discuss the role of diversity in the legal profession.  
  6. Conduct effective interviews to assist in legal document preparation.  
  7. Define the roles of State and Federal courts.