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Paralegal Program at Tri-C 

Area of Study:
Paralegal Studies 
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Business degree in Paralegal Studies

 

 Learn more about the Paralegal Program at Tri-C


The Paralegal Studies program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)  educates students to serve as paralegal professionals and work independently in the legal field under the supervision of attorneys.  Students receive a general legal education with coursework in civil procedure, basic legal research and writing, computer assisted legal research, and various paralegal specialty areas.

Graduates are prepared for careers in business, industry or non-profit corporations that interface with the legal system.  Typical employers include law firms, insurance companies, local, state and federal government, title companies, banks and corporations.

Paralegals organize and manage work flow in law office settings, draft legal documents, research and draft legal memoranda, and prepare attorney billings. They conduct background checks, interview clients and pursue factual investigations for employers. Paralegals may prepare witnesses for depositions and for trial. They organize client files and generally maintain client relationships. Paralegals may serve as employer liaisons to business, the police, other attorneys, government officials and the courts. Paralegals cannot accept a case, set fees, give legal advice or represent a client in court.

Career & Job Outlook:  Get more information on what it's like to work in this field or what the salary range might be.



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This is an American Bar Association (ABA)approved program.
http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/paralegals/directory/oh.html#cuya 

How to reach us

Program Manager
Mardy Chaplin
216-987-5214
Mardy.Chaplin@tri-c.edu
11000 West Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH  44130

Program Assistant 
Kathy Tartal
216-987-5113 
kathleen.tartal@tri-c.edu 
11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Room C245A
Parma  Ohio  44130




Info and News

PRACTICUM APPLICATIONS READY FOR FALL 2014:
Students who will be entering the fall semester as their final semester and have a GPA of 2.85, may apply for the fall practicum. Applications are ready and may be picked up in the Paralegal Studies Office, C-245A. The Practicum must be taken together with the Capstone class.

Students who wish to waive the Practicum must complete the official college forms. Contact the Paralegal Office for details.

The deadline to apply is July 18, 2014.

WANTED: Two Paralegal Studies Program students to serve on the Paralegal Studies Advisory Board.  The Board meets twice a year, usually spring and fall.  Input, comments, and ideas for the betterment of the Program is requested of the Board members.  Students interested to serve as 'student representatives', please see the Program Manager, Mr. Mardy Chaplin, C-245A or call the Office at 216-987-5113 for more information.


FREE OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION-ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
 is available to all students enrolled in a paralegal program. This membership gives students access to all benefits found on the OSBA website, www.ohiobar.org and also online for a law library called Casemaker. Applications are available by accessing the website at www.ohiobar.org and clicking on "memberships".

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