Paralegal Studies, A.S. Degree


The Paralegal Studies program provides a solid foundation in procedural and substantive areas of law including research, drafting legal documents, interviewing clients and witnesses, investigative techniques, and managing law offices. Additionally, it prepares students to transfer to a four year program. It also provides eligible students with the necessary skills the students need to take the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal Examination offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Graduates of this program are eligible to be enrolled in the Daytona State College, Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management program. Call (386) 506-4BAS or email for details.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Communicate in a clear and effective manner.

  2. Apply ethical and professional standards of the paralegal profession.

  3. Utilize the law library and electronic legal research to create well-written legal documents.

  4. Apply knowledge of tort law, constitutional law, and criminal law concepts to analyze factual situations.

  5. Demonstrate knowledge of all phases of litigation practice and procedure.

  6. Examine real property law and its application to real property transactions.

  7. Analyze issues related to estate planning and probate administration concepts and their application probate procedures.

  8. Identify the fundamental principles of the law of business organizations.

  9. Explain contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code's impact on individuals and business entities.

  10. Demonstrate knowledge of entrepreneurship, management techniques and procedures.

  11. Apply knowledge of family law and procedures.

  12. Identify and demonstrate employability skills.

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