The Paralegal Program at Pitt Community College prepares graduates to succeed as professional, ethical, problem-solving members of legal teams and other work environments that make use of legal professionals.
Paralegals may not give legal advice, accept or reject a case, set a fee for an attorney, or appear before a court or tribunal. In all other respects, a well-trained paralegal working under the supervision of an attorney has the ability to provide a comprehensive range of legal services on behalf of his or her employer for their clients.
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.
Private law firms
Corporate legal departments
Government legal departments
Public interest non-profits
Public benefits agencies
Title insurance companies
Regulatory compliance offices
Contracts negotiation and management entities
Public and private investigations
Intro to Paralegal Study
Legal Research & Writing I & II
Civil Litigation I & II
Commercial Law I & II
Criminal Law & Procedures
Real Property I & II
Bankruptcy & Collections
Wills, Estates, & Trusts
Ethics & Professionalism
Interact with clients and associates in legal, governmental and business settings.
Investigate facts and research law in support of clients’ interests.
Organize and present information in court, agency and corporate forms.
Draft contracts, articles of incorporation, deeds, estate planning documents and other documentation of transactions.
Prepare witnesses and exhibits and otherwise assist in the conduct of criminal and civil trials and administrative hearings.
Assist in management of day-to-day operations of a legal office.