The Paralegal Studies Certificate of Achievement-Advanced -- Corporate Law Concentration prepares students to work under the supervision of an attorney in corporate law practice; including in-house legal departments, government agencies, or non-profit organizations. Paralegal duties in a corporate practice include performing factual and legal research; drafting legal documents and correspondence; interviewing clients and witnesses; organizing and maintaining case files; coordinating the use of technology in legal work; and assisting lawyers with substantive legal work related to mergers and acquisitions, company formation, technology transactions, securities transactions, venture funds, startup enterprises, and other specific corporate practice legal work.
15-25 for the first year
The Certificate of Achievement Advanced -- Corporate Law Concentration will only be available to Paralegal Studies students who currently possess an associate degree or higher. This certificate option will offer students the necessary training and knowledge to enter or advance their careers in the legal field with corporate law practices.
This Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students for employment opportunities within this highly specialized area of law. De Anza College's Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The number of credits required to earn a Certificate of Achievement Advanced -- Corporate Law Concentration conforms with the ABA-established guidelines. The current Certificate of Achievement Advanced in Paralegal Studies requires a student to complete 48 quarter units. The purpose of the Certificate of Achievement Advanced -- Corporate Law Concentration is to prepare students to enter the workforce in this specialized area of law, while still obtaining the required general knowledge and skills for the paralegal profession.
The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced -- Corporate Law Concentration program is part of De Anza College's existing Paralegal Studies program. This new certificate offering focuses on one specific area of legal practice. The Bay Area has a high demand for legal paraprofessionals in its many corporate law firms and within in-house legal departments. At present, there is no other community college in the region that offers a Paralegal certificate focused on corporate law practice.
(Y1 or S1)
|PARA 067||Law Office Management for Paralegals||2||Y1|
|PARA 088||The Paralegal and Professional||2||Y1|
|PARA 086||Legal Analysis||4||Y1|
|PARA 094||Introduction to California Law||4||Y1|
|PARA 095||Overview of American Law||4||Y2|
|PARA 096A||Overview of American Law||4||Y2|
|PARA 092A||Partnerships and Corporations||4||Y2|
|PARA 092B||Corporate Securities Regulations||4||Y2|