Legal assistants provide a valuable service to any law office, government office, or corporate legal department. They are often involved in many of same tasks as administrative assistants, such as drafting documents, speaking with clients, organizing files, and other clerical duties. However, legal assistants, by the very nature of working in a law office, are required to have a certain amount of expertise in legal terminology, law office procedures, and legal forms. At legal assistant schools in North Carolina, a diploma or associate’s degree teaches students these skills. In addition, students also learn keyboarding, operating office equipment, the basics of legal research, and the workings of the U.S. court system.
- AAS Paralegal Studies
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)