The graduate of the paralegal program will have the education and training to work under the direction and supervision of an attorney and to perform specifically delegated substantive legal work under an attorney’s supervision. Due to the high demand for legal work, attorneys have turned to paralegals to assist in not only the writing and research aspects of law but also in preparing for litigation. Courses and assignments replicate real life situations in and out of the courtroom, or law office. As an assistant to an attorney, the paralegal researches legal precedent, prepares legal documents, and investigates facts. Research is conducted in support of a legal proceeding, to initiate legal action, to develop a defense, or to prepare documents. The paralegal program has been developed to prepare the graduate in additional areas of law with advanced skills in litigation beyond the legal assistant program. Graduates may work in private law office, government offices, and corporations. The students are provided with a capstone course that includes preparation for certification. Certification is voluntary and optional, and not required for employment as a paralegal.

Upon graduation from the program, the student may become a Florida Registered Paralegal by: (1) successful completion of the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE certification as offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations "NFPA") and good standing with NFPA; or (2) successful completion of the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal examination (CLA/CP certification as offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants “NALA”) and good standing with NALA. Registration is voluntary and not required in order to obtain employment as a paralegal.

Graduates of the MAU Legal Assistant Associate of Arts degree may transfer 18 credits in General Education; 12 credits in Lower Level Business Core; and 27 credits in Legal Specialty Upper Level Courses for a total of 57 credits.

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Course Number Total General Education - 36 Credits Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 101 College Mathematics I 3
MAT 102 College Mathematics II 3
PSY 131 General Psychology 3
PSY 210 Behavioral Psychology 3
CRT 101 Critical Thinking 3
ECN 131 Macroeconomics 3
ECN 132 Microeconomics 3
HIS 203 American History 3
HIS 201 Art History 3
SOC 101 Sociology 3
Total Business Core – Lower Level - 18 Credits
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 102 Principles of Management 3
CIS 102 Computer Concepts 3
MGT 103 Ethics and Social Responsibility 3
BUL 201 Business Law I 3
BUL 202 Business Law II 3
Total Legal Specialty Lower Level Courses -
27 Credits
LGL 101 Introduction to Paralegal Practice 3
LGL 102 Legal Terminology 3
LGL 201 Legal Research and Writing I 3
LGL 202 Legal Research and Writing II 3
LGL 203 Wills, Trusts, and Estates 3
LGL 205 Criminal Law and Litigation 3
LGL 207 Family Law 3
LGL 209 Real Estate Law 3
LGL 211 Civil Litigation Procedures 3
Total Legal Specialty Upper Level Courses -
39 Credits
LGL 301 Law Office Management 3
LGL 303 Contract Law or Corporate Law 3
LGL 305 United States Constitutional Law 3
LGL 307 Computers and the Law Office 3
LGL 308 Electronic Legal Research 3
LGL 401 Trial Preparation I 3
LGL 402 Trial Preparation II 3
LGL 403 Trial Practice and Appeals 3
LGL 404 Evidence Law 3
LGL 405 Torts 3
LGL 407 Advanced Litigation 3
LGL 408 Paralegal Law Seminar 3
LGL 409 Paralegal Capstone 3

TOTAL: 120

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