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About the PARALEGAL program at American National College in Atlanta, GA College of Business

Laws regulate business and govern all aspects of an ever-changing world. The dynamics of the legal profession offer the legal assistant an exciting and challenging environment. 

American National College's Legal Assistant program is designed to develop student skills in areas such as organization, communication, legal transcription, computers, legal vocabulary, and litigation procedures. Graduates of this program are prepared for an entry- level position in any legal office with a comprehensive knowledge of legal office procedures, legal terminology, court systems, accounting, legal record keeping, billing clients and preparation, filing and service of legal documents. They will learn keyboarding, machine transcription, skills for effective client/coworker relationships and be provided with the opportunity to certify their typing speed, 10-key speed, editing skills and legal office software application abilities. Graduates of this program may find entry-level employment as legal office workers for businesses in several sectors of the economy (government/law enforcement, service/retail, non-profit) and in a wide variety of positions including: Junior Legal Secretary, Legal Office Receptionist, Legal Assistant or Legal Support Employee for law firms, real estate companies, insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, and government agencies. Our rigorous course work makes us one of the best paralegal schools.

Program Objective: This program is designed to prepare students for a career in legal office management. As with any executive position within a company one must possess a good knowledge of general business, have the ability to learn all procedures and become an expert in dealing with all documents and forms applicable to that office. Good management skills are a must to maintain a harmonious and efficient office in today's office world.

The approximate amount of time required for completion of the day Legal Assistant program is forty-one (41) weeks and the evening program is fifty-one (51) weeks.