Legal Assistant Studies

Legal Assistants aid attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Through formal education, training, and experience, legal assistants have knowledge and expertise regarding the legal system and knowledge of substantive and procedural law which qualify them to work under the supervision of an attorney. Duties include: conducting client interviews, locating and interviewing witnesses, conducting investigations, conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, summarizing depositions, and attending depositions, real estate closings, administrative hearings, and trials. The Bachelor of Science degree at UTC prepares individuals for employment in law-related occupations in one of the fastest growing professions in the country. This major is also a pre-law program and many of its graduates choose to attend law school.
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