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Legal Assisting Program - J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

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Paralegal Program Information

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Legal Assisting Program
Parham Road Campus
Post Office Box 85622
Richmond, Virginia

Telephone: 804.371.3265
Fax: 804.371.3588

Associate in Applied Science


J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, established in 1972 is a part of the Virginia Community College System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. It operates from three campuses the Parham Road Campus, Western Campus and the Downtown Campus.

It offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal studies and the program is approved by the American Bar Association. The program trains the students as legal assistants or paralegals to work under the supervision of an attorney.

Successful graduates can work in private law firms, administrative agencies as well as governmental agencies. They may also approach mortgage companies, title insurance companies, and corporations for employment. The minimum credits for AAS degree in legal assisting general practice specialization is 67 hours.

The courses that are offered are

•College Composition I

•College Success Skills

•Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant,

•Family Law

•Legal Research

•Social Science Elective

•Health or Physical Education Elective

•College Composition II

•Legal Writing

•Law Office Administration and Management

•Legal Aspects of Business Organizations

•Social Science Elective

•Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

•Information Systems for Legal Assistants

•Introduction to Mathematics

•Virginia and Federal Procedure

•Real Estate Settlement Practicum

•Oral Communication

•Real Estate Planning and Probate

•Real Estate Abstracting


•Coordinated Internship

•Ethics for the Legal Assistant and Elective

The faculty members are instrumental in the success of the students.


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