Legal Assisting AAS

A legal assistant is a highly skilled paraprofessional with specialized training who works under the direct supervision of an attorney. Job responsibilities require knowledge of law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to lawyers and clients and include such tasks as client interviewing, case investigation, preparation of pleadings, and conduct of legal research. The Legal Assisting program was planned in accordance with the American Bar Association and the American Association for Paralegal Education guidelines.

The complexity of legal concepts and procedures requires a demanding curriculum. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Legal assisting courses are usually offered in the evening so those employed may have the opportunity to enter this degree program.  For further information, contact Gerald Hough at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 304-883-2434.

*Students entering the program are expected to demonstrate aptitude in Keyboarding through eligibility for placement in ADOF 111 or ADOF 112.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Legal Assisting

Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

COSC 101 or
BUSN 130

Microsoft Office Applications or
Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

LAST 101

Introduction to Legal Assisting

3

MATH 101 or
Math 109

General Math or
Algebra

3

LAST 105

Legal Terminology

     3
 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 243

Text Editing and Machine Transcription

3

LAST 202

Civil Litigation

3

ADOF 251

Office Administration and Practice

3

CRMJ 163

Criminal Law

3

ENGL 102

Research

 3
 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BUSN 210

Business Law and Legal Environment

3

COMM 212 or COMM 208 Interpersonal Communications or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

LAST 104

Administrative Agency Advocacy 3

BUSN 232

Business and Prof. Communications

 

LAST 106 or LAST 208 Law of Domestic Relations or
Real Estate Law I
3

Social/Behavior Science/Foreign Language

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LAST 203

Estate Planning and Probate Admin.

3

CRMJ 212

Legal Research & Methodology

3

LAST 201

Business Organization /Governmental Relations

3

LAST 106 or LAST 208 or LAST 209 Law of Domestic Relations or
Real Estate Law I or
Real Estate Law II (if previous choice was LAST 208)
3

Social/Behavior Science/Foreign Language

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheet

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2015-2016

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2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

 

 

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