Oklahoma’s Only 100% Online Paralegal Studies Program
Get a profession helping people in the legal system and making a difference in your community. Use your talents to help lawyers find solutions and resolve challenging problems.
The Paralegal Studies program prepares students to become future paralegals and legal assistants. You’ll learn to perform a variety of tasks such as client-interviewing, research, administrative tasks and writing.
What Will I Learn?
Learn paralegal core concepts such as:
- Legal Research and Writing
- Criminal Law
- Civil Litigation: Intake and Filing
- Civil Litigation: Discovery to Post-Trial
- Law Office Management
- Wills, Trusts and Estates
- Family Law
Your training will qualify you to take support staff positions in the legal field such as law offices and other law related positions.
Support staff can include legal secretaries, legal assistants and paralegals. Working as a paralegal requires strong research, writing and analysis skills, and our program will help you reach your highest potential in those areas.
Benefit of Online Classes
- Convenience and flexibility – Learn where and when you want
- You’ll have easy access to your instructors by phone, email, text, chat, and video conference. Our instructors respond within 24 hours – usually faster!
- Continue in your profession – Don’t put your life on hold to pursue your new career
- More comfortable learning environment – Pajamas or yoga pants, active or cozy area, it’s up to you!
- Avoid commuting – Save time, money, and gas
- You’re always welcome on campus to meet with your instructors in person.
- Take advantage of our campus! Meet with your instructors in person, free wifi, computer lab, lobby, gym and student lounge.
Paralegal and Legal Assistant Responsibilities:
- Investigate and gather the facts of a case
- Conduct research on relevant laws, regulations and legal articles
- Organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing systems
- Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation
- Write or summarize reports to help lawyers prepare for trials
- Draft correspondence and legal documents, such as contracts and mortgages
- Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court
- Help lawyers during trials by handling exhibits, taking notes or reviewing trial transcripts
- File exhibits, briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court or opposing counsel
- Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule interviews, meetings and depositions