All students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours of Legal Specialty courses in a synchronous class room setting.
The Paralegal Program accepts up to 9 hours of transfer credit of Legal Specialty courses from ABA approved paralegal programs.
NOTE: Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL)
UPL is 1) the application of a rule of law 2) to a particular person's fact pattern and 3) giving a response or answer. UPL occurs when the person seeking legal advice from a person who s/he knows has legal knowledge but who is not a lawyer. The following have been considered UPL when carried out by someone other than an attorney admitted to practice law in a designated jurisdiction:
* Preparing any document in any medium intended to affect or secure legal rights for a specific person or entity;
* Preparing or expressing legal opinions; * Representing another in a judicial, quasi-judicial, or administrative proceeding, or other formal dispute resolution process such as arbitrations and mediations; * Preparing any document through any medium for filing in any court, administrative agency or tribunal for a specific person or entity; or * Negotiating legal rights or responsibilities for a specific person or entity.