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New Orleans - Legal Assisting / Paralegal Programs
Only the Herzing University paralegal programs at New Orleans and Atlanta are approved by the American Bar Association. See http://www.herzing.edu/about/accreditation
Legal Assisting/Paralegal Program Comparison Chart
Program availability varies by location.
|Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Legal Assisting, Paralegal||66||20|
|Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies||126||36|
Note: The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program at the Atlanta Campus, the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program at the New Orleans Campus, the Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal program at the Atlanta Campus, and the Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal program at the New Orleans Campus are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA can be contacted at (800) 285-2221 or www.abanet.org. The Atlanta and New Orleans legal studies and legal assisting/paralegal programs are not online programs so all Legal (PL) courses must be taken on ground and a minimum of 10 semester hours of legal specialty courses must be taken at the Atlanta or New Orleans campus.
Associate and Associate of Applied of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal
The program prepares students with the skills and academic knowledge necessary for a career as a legal assistant/paralegal working under the supervision of a licensed attorney.
The American Bar Association defines a paralegal as “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.” These career opportunities may be in small or large firms working as a legal assistant/paralegal.
The duties of a legal assistant/paralegal include assisting the lawyer with research, brief preparation, and other legal office administration, but do not include practicing law, advising clients, or setting fees since paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. Download Program Course Sheet
Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
Designed to provide students with a more advanced understanding of law, this program also incorporates a selection of core business courses to provide a solid background in management and administration. Graduates are prepared for careers in legal assistance, legal administration, business and management training. This degree is also ideal for those wishing to continue on to law school. Download Program Course Sheet
The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students in this cohort. The reporting period used to obtain this data is 7/1/2011-6/30/2012. The term "cohort" refers to the group of students with data in this specified reporting period. "No Information Available" when referring to the "Number of Graduates" means that no students graduated from the specified program within the specified reporting period. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, on-time completion data was not disclosed for that program and these areas are noted with "No Information Available". For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2013Disclosures-Methodology.pdf .
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Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Only the Herzing University paralegal programs at New Orleans and Atlanta are approved by the American Bar Association.
Graduates of the Herzing University Associate in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and Bachelor's in Legal Studies degrees will have met the educational requirement for the following certification opportunities:
- National Association Of Legal Assistants (NALA): Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) and Certified Paralegal (CP) – This exam is given over a two-day period and requires comprehensive knowledge of federal law and procedure.
Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal or the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the Atlanta or New Orleans Campuses of Herzing University are eligible to take the Certified Paralegal examination offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).