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Welcome to the CCP LibGuide for Paralegal Studies
In your Legal Research classes, you'll be seeing a lot of citations that abbreviate the names of codes, reporters, and more. Below is a list of some of the most common legal abbreviations.
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What Do Paralegals Do?
After completing the Paralegal Program at CCP, graduates are able to:
- Work successfully as entry-level paralegals;
- Apply ethical concepts to hypothetical examples and real-life situations;
- Draft legal documents, conduct legal research both manually and through computer-assisted research and undertake the full scope of tasks assumed by entry-level paralegals;
- Demonstrate legal analytical skills and legal writing skills;
- Cultivate a supportive professional network and learn how to remain current in the legal profession;
- Demonstrate an understanding of legal terminology in civil litigation and a variety of practice areas;
- Demonstrate practical skills in a variety of practice areas; and
- Understand the role of technology in the modern law office and have practical experience using legal technology programs [more].
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Paralegal Studies at CCP
From the CCP Catalog:
The Paralegal Studies curriculum leads to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. This curriculum provides students with a varied and general grounding in the practical skills necessary to be a paralegal along with a strong liberal arts background. The program is suitable for students seeking either to transfer to a four-year institution in a law-related program or to enter the work force as a paralegal, particularly in small to mid-sized law firms, businesses, government, and public and private agencies.
Community College of Philadelphia trains paralegals who must operate under the supervision of a licensed attorney and are prohibited from practicing law. This program has been approved by the American Bar Association.