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Paralegal Program FAQ

The terms paralegal and legal assistant are used interchangeably to designate a person who performs substantive legal work under the direct supervision of an attorney. Legal assistants must have a knowledge and understanding of legal concepts.

Paralegal Program Faculty

Professional Teaching Staff

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P. Darrel Harrison

Department Chair

Darrel Harrison is a graduate from Western Sierra School of Law. He is the program director and tenured professor for the paralegal program.

Associate in Science: Paralegal

Paralegal Curriculum Requirement

(Total 60 Units)

The Associates in Science degree in paralegal studies is designed to prepare students for positions as paralegals in the legal and business fields. Individuals who are already employed in the legal field and seeking advancement opportunities may also select this program of study.

Certificate of Completion: Paralegal

Paralegal Curriculum Requirement

(Total 30 Units)

Recommended Course Sequence for Certificate of Achievement

YEAR 1 – First Semester

Legl 100A/B Introduction to Paralegalism / Legal Procedures 3 units
Legl 115 or 120 Litigation or Torts Law 3 units

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