Paralegal Studies - Diploma Program at Draughons Junior College
The Paralegal Studies Program offers students training and skills in preparing legal reports and documents, legal correspondence, legal research, drafting letters, questions for the interrogatories, legal memoranda, briefs, pleadings, contracts, wills, and deeds. In addition, students are prepared for employment as legal office assistants or managers, or can become directly involved in interviewing, research and case work as paralegals in either the public or private sector. The goals of the Paralegal Studies Program is to prepare graduates for entry level paralegal positions to be employed by a lawyers, law office, corporation, government agency, or other entity and to perform specialized delegated, substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. The program also gives graduates the general education necessary to manage interpersonal and social situations by preparing them to advance in their professional and personal life as well as to adapt to changes in the legal environment.