Paralegal Program Goal
When choosing a Paralegal program, it's important to pick a college whose curriculum has the American Bar Association stamp of approval. Community College of Aurora is one of about 279 programs nationwide that has that distinction. An ABA-approved program means something to employers, who can be confident that all aspects of the curriculum have undergone rigorous review and that the delivery of classes, quality of education and student satisfaction will all fall within organizational guidelines.
At CCA, there's the added benefit of faculty that are currently working, or have worked, in the legal field as both paralegals and attorneys. Students receive practical advice on what it's like to work as a Paralegal within a law office, government setting or other legal fields. Students also can be assured they will have access to leading-edge research within the Paralegal discipline as they make their academic journey towards:
Note ~ UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW: A paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
A paralegal must refrain from the unauthorized practice of law and must act prudently in determining the extent to which a client or member of the public may be assisted without the presence of a licensed attorney. Any act that requires a legal license to perform unless otherwise authorized by applicable court rules constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.
As a paralegal, you are not to give legal advice, to appear in court or at other judicial proceedings to represent a client, to prepare documents applicable to legal actions and proceedings or which secure legal rights without the supervision of a licensed attorney, to accept or decline legal representation, or to set legal fees.
For more information please contact Margaret Ann Uchner, Paralegal Program Coordinator, 303-340-7254.
Watch the CCA Paralegal Program video to learn more.