Launch a New Career with Paralegal Training From Miller-Motte College in Raleigh
Does the law interest you? Do you want to be a vital part of a legal team? Have you ever wondered how to become a paralegal? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then the perfect career move for you may be earning an Associate of Applied Science degree by completing our Paralegal program.
At Miller-Motte College Raleigh, we strive to provide paralegal training at an affordable cost, and we’ve been doing so for nearly a century! We started in 1916 as a small school training courtroom stenographers. We’ve expanded to help students in Raleigh, Durham, Clayton, Knightdale and Garner areas earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.
This 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.
What You’ll Learn in Our Paralegal Program
Our Paralegal program is a unique combination of hands-on learning, classroom instruction and real world experience. Paralegal classes will teach you about legal research and writing, various laws, regulations and so much more. You’ll also learn practical skills from our qualified instructors—skills you’ll need to be successful in the field. Below are just some of the Paralegal courses you’ll take as you complete your Associate of Applied Science degree:
- Introduction to Legal Systems: This course provides an overview of the U.S. legal system. The course introduces and develops terminology and concepts related to the origins and history of U.S. law, substantive and procedural criminal and civil law, the courts and constitutional and legislative trends and developments in the law.
- Torts: This course addresses civil liability for the intentional and accidental physical and emotional harm to persons, property or reputation. Topics include intentional torts, negligence and strict liability. Defenses to torts are also identified and discussed, as well as special tort doctrines and immunities. The paralegal’s role in a torts case is also explored.
- Family Law: Course focuses on issues surrounding marriage, divorce and custody within the local jurisdiction. Students will learn basic principles of property distribution, child and spousal support, as well as marriage alternatives.
Near the end of the Paralegal program, you’ll take part in an externship at a local business that will provide you with the work experience and practical hands-on training many employers look for in new hires.
To learn more about the courses we offer in our Paralegal program, download our Course Catalog.
Career Opportunities for a Legal Assistant
You’ll be able to pursue a variety of careers when you earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in our Paralegal program from Miller-Motte College Raleigh. A few of these opportunities are listed below:
As a Legal Secretary, you will help research statutes and laws and prepare legal documents such as subpoenas, summonses and more. You may work in a law firm, business or government agency.
As a Paralegal, you will support lawyers by preparing legal documents and conducting legal research. Paralegals are an important part of a legal team as they use their knowledge of the U.S. court system and legal software to keep their law office running smoothly.
Start on the Path to a New Career in Paralegal with One Easy Call!
Learn how to become a Paralegal! Call Miller-Motte College Raleigh to enroll in our Paralegal program. Our Admissions Representatives are waiting to help guide you through every step of the application process and will help answer any question you many have about our program.