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Paralegal Program - North Shore Community College

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Paralegal Program Information

North Shore Community College
Paralegal Program
One Ferncroft Road
P.O. Box 3340
Danvers, Massachusetts

Telephone: 978.762.4000, ext. 5537
Fax: 978.921.4496

Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


North Shore Community College is one of the oldest and largest community college in Massachusetts. Established in 1965, it operates from three campuses in campuses in Lynn, Beverly, and Danvers. It offers more than a 100 academic programs.

It offers ABA approved degree and certificate program in paralegal studies. The programs are offered in the Beverly Campus and courses offered during the evenings, weekends as well as special summer sessions being made available apart from the regular day classes.

The curriculum for the Associate's degree program in paralegal studies includes

State and Local Government in America

Social Science Elective(s)

Composition 1

Introduction to Law and Paralegal Practice

Legal Research

Basic Criminal Law and Procedure

Essentials of Accounting or Basic Accounting 1

Composition 2 Elective

Fundamentals of Computer Concepts

Legal Writing


Business Law 1

Advanced Literature Elective(s)

Paralegal Degree Directed Elective

Estates and Trusts

Real Estate Law

Open Elective(s)

Business Organizations

Family Law

Field Placement for Paralegals

Speech or Speech Dynamics.

The certificate program is designed for those who have earned a prior associate's or baccalaureate degree. The curriculum includes:

Fundamentals of Computer Concepts

Introduction to Law and Paralegal Practice

Legal Research


Paralegal Certificate Directed Elective or Estates and Trusts

Paralegal Certificate Directed Elective or Real Estate Law

Legal Writing

Paralegal Certificate Directed Elective or Business Organizations

Computer Applications for the Law Office


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