Great and exciting news from City College Hollywood Campus. We just added a new exciting program that will help you advance your career in the legal system. If you want to learn about law, this program is for you!
Even though, lawyers assume ultimate responsibility for legal work, they often delegate many of their tasks to their Legal Assistants/Paralegals. In reality, paralegals are also called legal assistants. These professionals are continuing to assume the increased responsibilities in legal offices, and perform many of the same tasks as lawyers. Even though, they are still prohibited from carrying out duties that are considered to the practice of law, such as setting legal fees, giving legal advice, and presenting cases in court.
Have you ever wondered what a Legal Assistant/Paralegal does? Well, they do many important tasks in helping lawyers such as:
- Prepare for closings
- Corporate meetings
- Prepare legal arguments
- Conduct legal research
- Draft pleadings and motions to be filed with the court
- Obtain affidavits
- Assists attorneys during trials and much more
- Personal injury
- Corporate law
- Criminal law
- Employee benefits
- Labor law
- Immigration and more
Our Admissions Representatives will tell you the 10 top reasons to become a Legal Assistant/Paralegal, and will also tell you about their job outlook.* The Legal Assistant/Paralegal’s employment is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. This career attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong. Experienced, formally trained paralegals should have the best job prospects.*
If you have the passion to learn more about the legal system, start paving the way to a rewarding career !