Henry Ford Community College’s Paralegal Studies program prepares students for a career in the legal profession and is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). A Paralegal is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, or governmental agency to perform specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Substantive work requires recognition, evaluation, organization, analysis, and communication of relevant facts and legal concepts. HFCC’s Paralegal Studies program prepares students to become successful Paralegals by providing a solid foundation of core legal knowledge and by teaching critical thinking skills as well as organizational, research, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills. Upon completing the program, graduates may enter the workforce as a Paralegal or continue their education by transferring to a four-year baccalaureate- degree institution.
Paralegals must work under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegals are not lawyers and are not permitted to provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
The Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
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Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Business Degree. It should be noted that courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Business Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Business degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.