Legal Assisting (Paralegal Studies)
Train in a Fast-Growing Legal Position
|Our legal system is constantly evolving. Judges, lawyers and countless supporting staff members all contribute to the shaping of our laws and governance in a way that directly impacts every citizen. Maybe it was your favorite legal TV shows that influenced you to get involved in the law, or perhaps it was simply a desire to help others. Whatever your reasons for wanting to pursue a career in the legal field, Broward College will help you achieve your goals. Join our Legal Assisting program for a rewarding, challenging curriculum that will ensure you have the tools and training today’s paralegals and legal assistants need.
Paralegals (often referred to as legal assistants) are persons knowledgeable in certain areas of law who perform delegated substantive legal work under the supervision of an attorney. They work side by side with attorneys performing such vital functions as:
Assisting with trial preparation
Conducting legal and factual research
Meeting with clients and witnesses
Drafting legal documents and legal correspondence
Paralegals/legal assistants cannot engage in the actual practice of law by doing such activities as giving legal advice, rendering legal judgment, setting fees, negotiating settlements or representing clients in court. Learn more about our program and when you’re ready, start applying today.