The legal profession encompasses more than just lawyers, who depend on a support staff to care for routine clerical and administrative matters. Legal assistants are an important part of this team, and legal assistant schools in Ohio can help you prepare for this career. Legal assistants can perform research, prepare legal documents, talk with clients on the attorney’s behalf, and assist the attorney during court. They cannot practice law independently by giving legal advice or arguing a case in court. An associate’s degree from one of these legal assistant schools includes information on office procedures as well as on things unique to the legal field – terminology, ethics, court procedures, research, writing, and document preparation.
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)