Are you Interested in Pursuing Paralegal Studies in Columbus, GA?

Do you envision yourself working in the law field? Does the legal system interest you? If so, you could be in a new career you love in as little as 18 months with Miller-Motte Technical College’s Paralegal Associate of Occupational Science Degree program.

In as little as 18 months, you can start making a difference in the legal system. Miller-Motte has been helping students from the Columbus and LaGrange, GA areas for years. Let us help you.

Our Paralegal program is a Hybrid track program. What does this mean for you? You will take most of your coursework online with video, audio and text-based lessons and interactive discussion groups. You’ll then spend a few hours each week at the campus for face-to-face training. It’s the best of both worlds, for your convenience.

Start Your Paralegal Studies Today

When it comes to finding a career and a new job, the team at Miller-Motte Technical College provides you with training you’ll need. From our qualified instructors to Career Services team, we’re with you every step of the way.

During your Paralegal studies you’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to land your dream job. Courses include:

  • Legal Research: This course introduces students to the process of conducting legal research using electronic and library resources. Primary and secondary sources of law are identified, explained, and applied. Students learn how to conduct research on constitutional, statutory and case law, using the IRAC process. Proper citation form and Shepardizing are also discussed and applied.
  • Business Law: This course introduces students to the law as it applies to the conduct of business. Students are given an overview of a wide range of business-related topics including contracts, agency and employment, business organizations, antitrust, and consumer protection.
  • Immigration Law: This course provides an overview of U.S. immigration law with an emphasis on the paralegal’s role. It examines the legal framework of immigration law, the history of immigration law in the United States, and current policy considerations. Topics include preparation of visa applications, the admission and removal of immigrants and non-immigrants, citizenship and naturalization, and humanitarian relief. The course focuses on document organization and preparation, working with clients, litigation assistance, legal research, and handling ethical dilemmas.

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in an externship. In this 100-hour externship, you’ll work with a local organization to learn even more, in a real-world setting.

To find out more information about Miller-Motte’s Paralegal training, download our Course Catalog.

Discover Your New Paralegal Studies Career

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for Paralegals will raise 17% by 2022.* This, coupled with the skills and knowledge you’ll gain at Miller-Motte, will put you on the path to a new career in no time.

Here are just a few of the possible career opportunities upon graduation:

  • Title Examiner: If you find a job as a Title Examiner, you’ll work closely with real estate and mortgage documentation to summarize records affecting property titles. You’ll research public and private records, apply your administrative skills and understanding of the legal system to prepare title companies, law firms or real estate agencies with critical title documentation.
  • Legal Secretary: As a Legal Secretary, you’ll keep clients informed about their cases, answer questions and schedule appointments in a law office. Additionally, you’ll prepare documents like subpoenas, summaries and motions for criminal, corporate and civil proceedings. 
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant: If you become a Paralegal/Legal Assistant, you’ll help attorneys file documents, conduct research and create related documents as they prepare for clients and court dates. 

Get Started on Your Paralegal Studies Training Today

Contact us today and you could have a new career, one that you’ve always dreamed of, in as little as 18 months. Call us at 800.705.9182 or click here for more information.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm (visited June 29, 2015).