The Diploma in Legal Administrative Assisting/Paralegal gives the student theoretical and practical knowledge and the legal skills necessary to perform many paralegal functions including legal research, writing, investigation, and interviewing. The student also gains knowledge of the paralegal's role, tort law and several legal electives selected from litigation, criminal law, civil law, real estate, bankruptcy, wills/trusts & estates, and domestic relations. The student will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of how a traditional legal office operates on a day-to-day basis. Upon graduation from the Legal Administrative Assisting/Paralegal program, Gwinnett College graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Legal Assistant exam given by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
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