Tompkins Cortland Community College

PARA231 - Paralegal Seminar

This is the final semester capstone course for all paralegal majors. Students apply what they have learned in paralegal courses, and learn how a paralegal functions at work. Taken concurrently with PARA 230 Paralegal Internship, legal ethics (both attorney and paralegal), law-office management skills (including a technological update and specific computer applications), interviewing, and job placement skills are covered. Discussion topics involve the full range of work in a law office, with an emphasis on the tasks each student is engaged in while completing the internship. ethical consideration will be a key part. Co-requisite: PARA 230. Prerequisites: RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; ENGL 101; C or better grade in PARA 130, PARA 210, PARA 215, PARA 220, and BUAD 201; overall grade point average of 2.0, and instructor permission. Up to two prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.). Fall and spring semesters.