Upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements, including a grade of C or better in all Paralegal courses, graduates are eligible to apply for the examination given by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. to become Certified Legal Assistants or National Association of Legal Professionals to secure the Professional Paralegal credentials. Tulsa Community College is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.
UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW: The paralegal may be asked to accomplish a variety of duties as part of his or her job. However, paralegals are prohibited from offering legal advice and arguing cases in court; and Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Paralegals either work with attorneys who assume professional responsibility for the final work product or in areas where ‘lay’ individuals are explicitly authorized by statute or regulation to assume certain law-related responsibilities.
Admission to the Program
- Complete all admission requirements to Tulsa Community College.
- Complete all admission requirements to the Paralegal Program.
- Complete the Paralegal Studies Program Application
- Completion of CSCI 1203, ENGL 1113 and 1213, COMM 1113, POLS 1113 and PLGL 1213 with a C or better.
Tulsa Community College will refuse program completion credit for legal specialty courses taken more than six years prior to completion of the program, unless the student’s proficiency in the area can be demonstrated.