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Legal Support Services is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Court Reporting

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    Court Reporting
  • Legal Administration

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    Legal Administration

    The legal administrative assistant is a vital link in law firms and other legal settings. Education programs in legal administration train students in law office procedures. Coursework includes professional ethics, legal terminology, legal writing and documentation, bookkeeping and records management, client billing, general office software, and industry software applications in the areas of wills and estates, family law, litigation, and corporate law.

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  • Paralegal

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    Paralegal

    Paralegal studies prepare students to perform delegated legal work under the supervision of a lawyer or a court.

    The curriculum covers legal terminology and documentation, legal research, legal record keeping, investigations, court procedures, and applicable technology. Many training programs also incorporate an internship with a private law firm, a corporate legal department, the office of a public defender or attorney general, a government agency, or a legal aid organization.

    Paralegal education programs exist at the certificate, associate degree, and bachelor’s degree levels. There are also post-bachelor’s certificate programs that allow individuals with a bachelor’s in a different discipline to earn the required credits and certification to work as a paralegal.

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