ERIC Number: ED182553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Legal Assistant Program. A Suggested Two-Year Post-High School Curriculum.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
This curriculum guide for a postsecondary legal assistant program is divided into five sections. Section 1 provides a brief overview of the growth of legal assistant programs. Section 2 discusses the primary factors the college president and other administrators should consider prior to the implementation of a legal assistant program. Topics included in section 2 are assessment of need for a program; facilities and equipment; library materials and structure; and selection of a director. Section 3, on implementing and maintaining the program, covers such topics as establishment of an effective advisory committee; program organization and structure; selection of faculty; admission of students; program maintenance and evaluation; and establishment of an effective placement program. Section 4 discusses the major instructional elements of the program, such as determination of basic objectives and course offerings, selection of textbooks and materials, descriptions of required courses, and other curricular concerns. Course outlines are found in section 5 for both required courses and career electives. The appendix contains a list of general course competencies in paralegalism, a list of demonstration college programs, and a list of contacts from related professional associations. (BM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Course Organization, Curriculum Guides, Guidelines, Legal Assistants, Legal Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.