JCC to Offer New Paralegal Certificate

Published: August 5, 2015

paralegalOffering designed for individuals who have an associate's or bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

Johnston Community College is now offering a certificate in general law office for individuals interested in a paralegal career.

The 18-hour, six course certification is designed for individuals who already have an associate's or bachelor's degree in any discipline and wish to gain a general understanding of the legal environment to upgrade present skills or start a new career. Upon completion, the student would be eligible to take the North Carolina Certified Paralegal Examination.

Course work includes legal research, civil, criminal, and family law, and estates, wills and trusts.

"This certificate would be an excellent opportunity for a person who already has a college degree in any discipline who is looking to make a career change, or someone who already works in a law office seeking career advancement" said Jennifer Williford, paralegal instructor.

Potential job opportunities include clerical positions in law offices, local, state, and federal government agencies, and other businesses with a legal component.

JCC also offers an associate degree and diploma in paralegal technology. For more information, please visit http://www.johnstoncc.edu/programs/business/paralegal or contact Jennifer Williford at (919) 209-2062 or at jwwilliford@johnstoncc.edu.