Monday – September 15, 2014

 

Paralegal

Certificate
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee Campus

For Information: 414-297-MATC


This certificate is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is designed for students who already have completed a bachelor’s degree, with at least 18 credits in Liberal Arts courses. Students receiving this certificate are required to work under the supervision of an attorney, to avoid the unauthorized practice of law.

 

• Interested students are required to submit an MATC Admissions Application ($30 application fee) online at matc.edu. The Program Code is 00-110-1.


• Applicants should submit an official college transcript to the Downtown Milwaukee Campus Admissions office.

 

• Students admitted to the Certificate program can register for paralegal specialty (PLEGAL) courses concurrently with PLEGAL-101 (Introduction to Paralegalism). Certificate students must request prerequisite waivers for the courses they wish to take via their INFOnline account.


• Upon completion of the certificate, students must initiate a request for the certificate with the MATC School of Business, Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 W. State St., Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443. Submit the Paralegal Certificate Application Form.


After completing this certificate program, students are prepared for employment as a paralegal in the legal community, government, business and industry.


A minimum of 18 credits of legal specialty courses at MATC must be completed. Classes are offered face to face at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus. Online classes are available. At least 10 credits of PLEGAL courses must be taken via face-to-face instruction.

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

  REQUIRED COURSES

Credits

   
PLEGAL-101

 
Introduction to Paralegalism


3

  PLEGAL-103 Legal Research ‡

3

     
  PLEGAL-105 Civil Procedure ‡

3

     

PLEGAL-107

Legal Writing ‡

3

 

 

ELECTIVES:

 

Select six or more credits from the following courses: 

     

PLEGAL-111

Litigation Practice Systems ‡

3

PLEGAL-114

Trusts and Estates – Probate ‡

3

PLEGAL-116

Real Estate Law and Practice ‡

3

PLEGAL-118

Criminal Practice ‡

3

PLEGAL-121

Domestic Relations and Divorce – Practice Systems ‡

3

PLEGAL-123

Corporate Practice Systems ‡

       3       

PLEGAL-127

Debtor-Creditor Law ‡

       3       

 

 

PLEGAL-140

Legal Interviewing/Investigation ‡

3

     

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 18

‡ Prerequisite required, however, students admitted to the Certificate program can register for paralegal specialty (PLEGAL) courses concurrently with PLEGAL-101 (Introduction to Paralegalism). Certificate students must request prerequisite waivers for the courses they wish to take via their INFOnline account.

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated August 2013.