The Paralegal Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the paralegal profession. The program includes studies in a variety of areas: ethical rules for members of the legal community; strategies for conducting legal research; basic legal writing skills; skills in interpreting legal documents; strategies for understanding and interpreting case law; investigating the facts of a case; preparing a case for trial; analyzing and handling procedural problems; and an overview of law. Students who earn the Paralegal Certificate will have the necessary skills to gain entry-level employment in such careers as paralegals, title examiners, trust officers, contract clerks, legal investigators, and law firm administrators. Successful completion of this program will also qualify students to sit for the Arizona Legal Document Preparer Examination. Challenge exams are not available for any PAR-prefixed course. For more information regarding the Paralegal Certificate, see the Paralegal webpage.
Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.