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Legal Assistant Program - Walters State Community College

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Paralegal Program Information

Walters State Community College
Legal Assistant Program
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, Tennessee

Tel: 423.585.2645
Fax: n/a

Associate of Applied Science


Walters State Community College was established in 1970 and operates from three satellite campuses apart from its main campus. It is a part of the Tennessee Board of Regents system and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It offers regular as well as distance modes of education. Day and evening classes are also available. Faculty members are professionals and expert teachers too.

The Division of Business offers a Paralegal program that can lead to an associate's degree with emphasis on management. The program has been approved by the ABA. Students are given training in legal research, document preparation, client interviews, investigation and case management techniques etc.

The training introduces students to the legal office environment, the role of paralegals and state regulations for paralegals. They are trained to conduct extensive legal research in all fields especially computer aided Internet research such as Westlaw and Lexis. They are trained in civil litigation procedures in federal as well as state courts at trial and appellate levels. They are also trained in drafting documents, pleadings etc. They are also trained in Torts, contracts law, Real estate law, domestic relationship, wills estate and trusts, criminal litigation procedures etc. The legal externship provides them with experience in learning the role of a paralegal.

Successful graduates seek employment in law offices, corporations, government agencies, insurance firms, banks and real estate and title companies. They have to work under the direct supervision of an attorney.


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