Begin a New Career with Paralegal Training at Miller-Motte College in Wilmington!
Interested in law? Eager to be an integral part of a legal team? Consider yourself detail oriented? If yes, then earning a Paralegal Associate of Applied Science may be the perfect career move for you! Our campus is ideally located for students in Wilmington, Leland, Carolina Beach, Burgaw and Hampstead.
At Miller-Motte College, we’ve been providing Paralegal programs for nearly a century. Our school began in 1916 as a small training school for courtroom stenographers, but we’ve grown and expanded and are now helping students all over Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Mississippi get the training needed to start or improve their careers.
This 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.
What You’ll Learn in Our Paralegal Program
Our unique Paralegal program combines classroom instruction, hands-on learning and real world experience. In our classrooms, you’ll learn about legal writing, various laws and regulations and so much more. Our qualified instructors will teach you the practical skills you’ll need in the field. Here are just a few of the Paralegal courses you'll take to complete your Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal:
- Criminal Law: This course provides an overview of substantive criminal law including crimes against the person, crimes against property and crimes against public order and morality. The course identifies and analyzes common defenses to crimes. Mens rea, actus reus and concurrence are also discussed.
- 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.
- Civil Procedure: This course provides an overview and study of the civil litigation process, including the paralegal’s role in the law office. Topics discussed include jurisdiction, venue, pretrial, trial and post-trial activities. Law office technology and software are introduced and employed in the course.
Near the end of your Paralegal and Legal Secretary training, you’ll complete an externship at a local business, which will not only give you the opportunity to get hands-on practical training, but it will also provide you with the work experience many employers look for in new hires.
Download our Course Catalog to learn more about the courses offered in our Paralegal program.
Career Opportunities in Paralegal
By earning your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal from Miller-Motte College, you’ll be able to pursue a variety of careers, such as:
- Legal Secretary: As a Legal Secretary, you will help research laws and statutes and prepare legal documents like subpoenas, summonses and more. Legal Secretaries work in law firms, government agencies or businesses.
- Paralegal/Legal Assistant: Paralegals perform crucial tasks for lawyers by conducting legal research and preparing legal documents. Using your knowledge of the U.S. court system and legal software, you’ll be an important part of the legal team, keeping your law office running smoothly.
- Claims Examiner: Claims Examiners work for health and life insurance companies. You’ll be responsible for reviewing complex insurance cases to determine things like whether a claim should be approved and the amount of compensation owed.
Just One Call Will Start You on the Path to a New Career!
All you have to do to learn about how to become a Paralegal is call Miller-Motte College and enroll in our Paralegal program. Our Admissions Representatives will answer any questions you have about our program and help you through every step of the application process. Give us a call at 800.705.9182 to get started or to request additional information by clicking here.