Tompkins Cortland Community College

PARC225 - Criminal Law and Procedure

This course introduces the paralegal student to topics, issues and procedures that a paralegal deals with working in a criminal law environment. The emphasis is on specific pragmatic tasks that a paralegal would likely be engaged in while working for a criminal defense law office, a district attorney's office, in a court, or other similar employment. Some general, philosophical and historical material is considered with a particular focus on legal research, drafting of pleadings, and other related documents, and trial preparation and conduct. Prerequisites: Paralegal Studies certificate major; C or better grade or concurrent enrollment in PARC 101, PARC 130, and BUAD 201. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.). Fall semester.