Thank you for your interest in the Valencia College Associate in Science Degree in Paralegal Studies. Our program is approved by the American Bar Association.
The Valencia College 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 Academic Advisor,
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 College 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 the Valencia College Paralegal Studies Program. Good luck as you prepare to make some very important decisions regarding your career.
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American Bar Association
The A.S. degree in Paralegal Studies at Valencia College is approved by the American
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.
Per ABA requirements, students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction. Synchronous instruction includes traditional face-to-face courses as well as RTV (Real Time Virtual) courses. RTV courses provide remote synchronous instruction that includes real time faculty-to-student and student-to-student interaction.