Paralegal Program

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The Paralegal Program Faculty welcomes you as a new, returning or prospective student. Our goal is to prepare individuals for employment as a paralegal. The Paralegal Program combines an in-depth study of legal concepts and the application of those concepts with a strong background in general education.

“A paralegal is 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.” 

- As defined by American Bar Association

Paralegals may not engage in the practice of law.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal terminology;
  • Conduct client interviews and collect relevant information for the preparation of a case;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the distinctions between the judicial system at the local, state and national levels;
  • Locate, research and cite sources of law;
  • Draft documents typically required of working paralegals;
  • Develop high standards of legal ethics and professional conduct.

We wish you much success in obtaining your academic goals and Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal studies at Rowan College at Burlington County.

This program is approved by the American Bar Association.

Elizabeth Nesius
Interim Paralegal Program Director
and Associate Dean, Division of Liberal Arts
(856) 222-9311, ext. 1644