Legal assistant schools in Georgia offer several educational options to train students for future work as a legal assistant. Legal assistants, often referred to as paralegals, work for private law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. They engage in legal research and general office duties that support ongoing cases within the office. Legal assistants review case files, prepare court paperwork, brief and interview clients, and provide general support for the attorneys. They’re not licensed to practice law and therefore cannot give legal advice, charge for their services, or present in court. The field is expected to grow much faster than the average occupation. Degree options include short term diploma, certificates, and two-year associate’s degrees.
As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.
- Paralegal Studies (AS)