PARALEGAL STUDIES (LAW)
Paralegals are found in all types of organizations, but most are employed by
- Law Firms
- Corporate organizations
- Government offices and the judiciary
- Gateway to a law degree
Paralegals analyze legal materials for internal use; maintain reference files; conduct research for agency hearing. They prepare informative or explanatory materials on law, agency regulations etc.
Assist attorneys with employee contracts, shareholder agreements, stock-option plans and employee benefits plans. Paralegals prepare and file annual financial reports, forms to secure loans for the corporation.
Government offices and the Judiciary
Paralegals identify appropriate laws, judicial decision, legal articles and other materials that are relevant to assigned cases. They maintain financial office records.
Upon completion of the two-year programme, the paralegal shall be awarded National Diploma in Paralegal Studies (ND)… a national qualification accredited and acceptable by employers of labour and all tertiary institutions within and abroad.
Qualified to gain direct entry admission into any university of choice at 200 level for LL.B (Law Degree programme) or other related courses.