The Paralegal Studies program prepares future paralegals and legal assistants to do a variety of tasks that support lawyers, such as administrative tasks, research, client-interviewing, and writing.
Typical 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
Our Paralegal Studies program is Oklahoma’s only 100% online program allowing you the flexibility to learn where and when you want.
You’ll have easy access to your instructors by phone, email, text, chat, and video conference. Our instructors always respond within 24 hours – usually faster! You’re also always welcome on campus to meet with your instructors in person.