Legal Assistant Professional-LAP
This major prepares students for careers as legal support professionals. Students acquire the necessary terminology and knowledge of legal procedures to provide clerical and administrative assistance to attorneys and paralegals. Students learn the advanced software skills needed to prepare complex legal documents as well as effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques. Students are introduced to many of the legal specialty areas such as real estate, criminal law and bankruptcy. Students gain skills required numerous industry-related certifications including ALS, the basic certification for legal professions awarded from NALS, a national association for legal professionals. Fundamental personal computing is integrated throughout the program through a variety of tasks involving word, excel, computer systems and software related to legal professionals.