Paralegal A.S. Degree:
Paralegal / Legal Assistant A.S. Degree (S0310)
The Mt. SAC Business Administration department offers this one Paralegal A.S Degree:
- Paralegal / Legal Assistant A.S. Degree (S0310)
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Paralegal / Legal Assistant Degree (S0310)
The paralegal program is intended to prepare students for
employment as paralegals in both private and public sectors
The American Bar Association (ABA) By-Laws
Section 21.12 uses the terms paralegal and legal assistant
interchangeably referring to persons who, although not
members of the legal profession, are qualified through
education, training, or work experience and are employed or
retained by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other
entity in a capacity or function which involves the performance,
under the direction and supervision of an attorney, of
specifically delegated substantive legal work.
assistants must comply with the legal restrictions in the
practice of law by nonlawyers. The California Business &
Professions Code, §6450 et seq, governs paralegals in California.
To find out more about any of the courses, click on the course number below.
Requirements for the Major:
-- Introduction to Paralegal / Legal (3.0 units) CSU
-- Legal Analysis and Writing (3.0 units)
-- Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing (3.0 units) CSU
-- Civil Procedure Pretrial (3.0 units) CSU
-- Civil Procedure -- Trial and Post-Trial (3.0 units) CSU
-- Law Office Procedures (3.0 units) CSU
-- Automated Law Office Procedures (3.0 units)
-- Tort Law (3.0 units) CSU
-- Employment and Ethical Issues in Paralegalism (2.0 units)
-- Contract Law (3.0 units) CSU
The Paralegal/Legal faculty recommend that students complement their studies with any two of these
-- Landlord-Tenant Law (3.0 units) CSU
-- Property Law (3.0 units) CSU
-- Family Law (3.0 units) CSU
-- Wills and Trusts (3.0 units) CSU
-- Bankruptcy Law (3.0 units) CSU
-- Creditors' Rights (3.0 units) CSU
-- Criminal Law and Procedures (3.0 units) CSU
-- Evidence Law (3.0 units) CSU
-- Comparative Law (3.0 units) CSU
-- Business Law (3.0 units) CSU, UC
-- Business Law - Honors(3.0 units) CSU, UC
-- Advanced Business Law (3.0 units) CSU, UC
-- International Business Law (3.0 units)
Total units = 35.0
The ABA does not recognize the following courses as meeting its definition of General
Education: ARTB 14, ARTD 15A, ARTD 17A, ARTD 20, ARTD 25A, ARTS 30A, ARTS 40A, THTR 11,
MUS 7, AD 3 and COUN 5. Students developing their educational plan should
select another course from the Mt. SAC General Education area which will satisfy that
area's General Education requirement.
Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes:
Students completing the Paralegal / Legal Assistant Degree (S0310) will:
- have increased their confidence in basic paralegal skills.
- competently prepare basic legal documents such as motions and discovery, as they would be asked to do under the direction and supervision of a licensed attorney.
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