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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Assistant, A.A.S.

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Paralegals (legal assistants) are employed by lawyers to assist with daily operations in the law office. Duties may include researching law, investigating facts, interviewing witnesses, preparing documents, managing case files, and preparing cases for settlement or litigation. Paralegals may also be called upon to file and check pleadings and other documents with the courts or other government offices. Paralegal employment is a growing field within the State of New Mexico, as well as other states.

This degree program is approved as a Navajo Nation Bar Association Advocacy Training Program.

Note: A student must earn a C or higher in all courses designated with an asterisk (*) within the program to count toward the degree.

Total General Education Requirements: 15

Total Credit: 66-67


Unless otherwise indicated, each Continuing Legal Assistant Education course will be offered on demand, which means that a sufficient number of students must contact the paralegal program director ahead of time to ensure that the course will be offered. These courses will meet the continuing education requirement for legal assistants who are associate members of the New Mexico Bar Association, Paralegal Division, and for legal assistants who have been certified by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments

Suggested Course Sequence Part-time Students:

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