Of the Legal Specialty courses taken at Austin Community College (all courses beginning with LGLA), four courses may not be taken in alternative format. The following legal specialty courses must be taken in the traditional classroom setting:
Only 9 (nine) Legal Specialty course credit hours may be transferred into the ACC Paralegal Studies Program. Those courses must be approved by the Department Chair, not have been taken online, must have been prepared specifically for paralegal students, must be substantially the same as the ACC designated course, must be accredited by a regional accreditation and must have been passed with a grade of “C” or better. Civil Litigation courses taken in another state will have to be repeated at this campus.
UPL Statement: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
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Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
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