Keys to Success
In order to be successful, students should be detail-oriented, organized, efficient, and ready to adapt to the changing daily requirements of their jobs. Sound ethics, strong analytical skills, and the ability to stick to deadlines are also essential. Because paralegals frequently work with clients and a wide range of legal professionals, excellent interpersonal skills are a plus. Lawyers and paralegals often bill their time in 6-minute increments, so the ability to carefully and accurately track time is essential.
Paralegal studies courses are taught by experienced legal professionals who are committed to supporting their students throughout every step of their academic journeys. During your time at South College, you will have frequent access to your professors, course tutors, and the Writing Lab and Math Lab for help developing core skills.
The post-degree certification is the most advanced program we offer for paralegal studies.
Knoxville Programmatic Approval
The American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Paralegals (321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4778, www.americanbar.org) last approved the South College KNOXVILLE Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs in August 2017 for a maximum of seven years. The next review is anticipated in 2022.
ABA approved programs provide future paralegals and attorneys with a comprehensive legal education which meets the standards and expectations set forth by the American Bar Association, in conjunction with the state and federal judicial systems.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate and associate levels.