Paralegal

The Paralegal program prepares you for a variety of opportunities with a fast-paced environment. The backbone of legal profession, paralegals work side by side with attorneys in every imaginable legal field.

This course teaches students how to assist in preparing legal documents in a variety of legal areas such as litigation, probate, domestic relations, criminal and corporate. Other skills students will also grasp include: assisting in preparing complaints, summons, and motions; discovery; and interviewing clients.

Course Objectives

This course covers a lot of information and the main course objectives to understand:

  • Civil Procedures and Evidence
  • Family, Criminal, and Commercial Law
  • Legal Investigation
  • Real Estate Transfer and Ownership
  • Tort Law
  • American Jurisprudence
  • Partnerships and Agency
  • Estates, Trusts, and Writing
  • Legal Analysis
  • Computerized Legal Research Training

Certificate

Upon successful completion of this program, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.

Registration Information

Registration can be completed via online, walk-in or postal mail.

Walk-in registration is accepted during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Jefferson Campus
2601 Carson Road
George Wallace Hall, Office 202
Birmingham, AL 35215

Shelby-Hoover Campus
4600 Valleydale Road
Health Science Building, Office 432
Birmingham, AL 35242

Schedule

Courses are offered on an ongoing basis and we offer open enrollment. To view a complete schedule, go to the following link: Click Here

Scholarship Opportunities 

Career Pathways:
Jefferson State Community College’s Adult Education program and the Center for Workforce Education have partnered to provide Fast Track career classes to Adult Education students. The Fast Track career classes lead to the skills necessary to obtain employment. These classes can be completed in a few weeks or a few months. Career Pathways allows qualifying students to benefit from activities related to workplace readiness, academic and career counseling, and academic preparation while enrolling in selected Non-Credit Fast Track programs.

WIOA:
Local Alabama Career Centers provide WIOA scholarship opportunities to qualifying students for some programs. (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act). These are for low-income students/students who have recently been laid off from their jobs.

BACK TO WORK 50+:
If you are aged 50 or older, AARP offers scholarships to eligible students. You do not have to be an AARP member to receive a scholarship. If you are interested in an AARP scholarship, respond back and I will provide the dates of upcoming Information Sessions. You may also check the web site