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Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies program will prepare you for entry into the legal profession. Paralegals are skilled professionals who perform substantive legal tasks under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Responsibilities include:

  • Interviewing and assisting clients and witnesses
  • Investigation
  • Data analysis
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Research
  • Litigation support
  • Case management

The Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Paralegal Goals and Objectives

The goal of the CNM Paralegal Studies program is to provide you with quality education and training so you can assist the legal profession in rendering more economical and efficient legal services to a greater number of people. The following objectives support this goal:

  • Understand the various functions and roles of a paralegal in a variety of legal specialty areas
  • Knowledge of substantive and procedural law and the legal system
  • Knowledge of the ethical responsibilities affecting paralegals and attorneys with emphasis on the prohibitions against unauthorized practice of law
  • Master effective communication skills; oral, interpersonal, and written
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using technology, including performing legal research

Students Will Gain Skills

  • Legal Case Preparation
  • Client Relations
  • The Legal System

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