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MLK Campus: (210) 486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: (210) 486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123

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 Paralegal Program

Paralegal careers enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Attorneys, corporations, insurance companies, banks, Real Estate companies and government agencies need paralegals on their teams.
The outlook for jobs as a paralegal is positive in the San Antonio region with a growth rate of about 32%. For more information contact 210-486-0401. 

Click here for a complete list of courses required for this program. 

Introduction to Law   

Overview of the law and the legal professions including legal concepts, systems, and terminology; substantive areas of law and the federal and state judicial systems; ethical obligations and regulations; professional trends and issues with emphasis on the paralegal’s role.

     *Intro to Law is a Prerequisite to all other paralegal courses

Paralegal Ethics   

Presents ethical and legal responsibilities as well as rules of professional responsibility a paralegal owes to the public, the court, clients, and colleagues. Includes a review of the canons and codes (32 hours). 

Advance Document Processing   

Use of office technology skills in preparation of legal documents by paralegals based on hypothetical situations drawn from various areas of law. 

Law Office Technology  

Computer technology and software applications within the law office emphasizing the paralegal’s role in the use of law office technology (64 hours).

Civil Litigation   

This course presents fundamental concepts and procedures of civil litigation with emphasis on the paralegals role. Topics include pretrial, trial, and post trial phases of litigation (48 hours). 

Family Law   

This course presents fundamental concepts of family law with emphasis on the paralegals role. Topics include formal and informal marriages, divorce, annulment, marital property, and the parent-child relationship (48 hours).

Immigration Law

This course presents fundamental concepts of immigration law with emphasis on the paralegals role. Topics include substantive and procedural law related to visa applications, deportation, naturalization, and citizenship (48 hours).

Legal Research and Writing   
This course provides a working knowledge of fundamentals of effective legal research and writing. Topics include law library techniques, computer assisted legal research, briefs, and legal memoranda (48 hours).


Contact Information

Registration Specialists
Office: San Antonio College
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Joanna Grogan
Public Service Program Manager
Phone: 210-486-0409
Email: jgrogan@alamo.edu
Office: San Antonio College
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Deborah J. Harrison 
Admin. Service Specialist
Phone: 210-486-0401
Email: dharrison17@alamo.edu
Office: San Antonio College
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