The goal of the Paralegal Technology Program of Pitt Community College is to train highly skilled legal assistants to assist lawyers. Paralegals are taught technical skills and to exhibit a sense of professional ethics and pride in their chosen field. They are taught a thorough awareness of their role in the delivery of legal services. They are made cognizant of the parameters of their responsibilities and that they may never practice law, give legal advice, accept or reject a case, set a legal fee, or appear before a court or tribunal unless authorized to do so by statute.
The Paralegal Department offers traditional day and evening classroom instruction and some internet classes.
Both the Paralegal Technology Associate Degree and the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma are approved by the American Bar Association and by the North Carolina State Bar.
For more information regarding the Paralegal Technology program, contact Vicki Coleman, Department Chair at 252-493-7495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.