updated: 6-21-07


The legal profession has expressed a need for personnel to combine some of the duties of the legal secretary with those of the attorney. These personnel are highly trained in various facets of the law, and function under the supervision of a lawyer. This new profession is the Legal Assistant or Paralegal, who performs duties which include legal research, client interviewing, preparing briefs and other documents, conducting investigations, drafting wills and deeds, and other such legal transactions. Legal Assistants/Paralegals also specialize in specific areas, such as probate, torts, family law, personal injury, insurance claims, civil litigation, elder law, immigration law, and real estate law.

The Law Department at Los Angeles Mission College offers three programs of study:

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