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Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

In Macomb’s Legal Assistant Program, you will be introduced to a legal assistant’s ethical and professional responsibilities as a member of the legal services delivery team, as well as the purpose and function of discovery and legal pleadings. You will learn how to conduct legal research, prepare legal forms and documents, and conduct and summarize factual investigations, as you become familiar with family law, criminal law, real estate, bankruptcy, court procedures and corporations. Legal Assistants may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Legal Assistant

  1. Approved by the American Bar Association
  2. Take classes online or at times convenient to your life
  3. What you need to succeed, including free tutoring

Legal Assistant Courses at Macomb

  • Michigan Legal System & Ethics
  • Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
  • Legal Procedure
  • Mechanics of Real Estate Law
  • Principles of Family Law
  • Administration of Estates
  • Proceedings Under the Federal Bankruptcy Code & Debt Collection
  • Proceedings Under Administration Agencies
  • Criminal Law & Procedures
  • Business Associations
  • Electronic Evidence & Discovery
  • Computerized Litigation Support Concepts

Career Opportunities in Legal Assistant

Career opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Legal Assistant include paralegal or legal assistant.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Legal Assistant Program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about the Legal Assistant Program?

For more information, contact the Legal Assistant Program Advisor: Professor Jennifer Manatine, 586.445.7176.

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