Thank you for your interest in Valencia College’s
Associate in Science Degree in Paralegal Studies. Our program is
approved by the American Bar Association.
Valencia College 's Paralegal Studies Program is one
of only nine paralegal studies programs in Florida approved by the
American Bar Association. It offers an Associate in Science degree
designed to prepare students to work in the legal field for law
firms, banks, corporations, and government agencies in the performance
of delegated, substantive legal services under the supervision of
a licensed attorney. The program stresses practical applications
in areas such as civil litigation, real property, legal research
and writing, business organizations, and legal technology. Students
will understand the ethical framework within which they will work
and be able to effectively analyze and communicate in these areas.
The services paralegals provide include assisting in trial preparation,
drafting court pleadings and related documents, performing legal
research and informal investigations, preparing real estate documents
and assisting in real estate closings, drafting contracts, and maintaining
corporate books. Paralegals cannot give legal advice, accept a case,
set a fee, or present a case in court, and may not provide legal
services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
If you would like to register, please contact our Paralegal Studies
information is located at valenciacollege.edu/helpas. Please check the catalog to ensure you register in time for next term.
If you are not a current Valencia student visit the "Future Students" menu on valenciacollege.edu to request more information and/or schedule a campus visit.
Again, thank you for your interest in Valencia’s Paralegal
Studies Program. Good luck as you prepare to make some very important
decisions regarding your career.