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2020-2021 UMA Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal Studies Certificate


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Delivery Area: Augusta, Bangor

Coordinator: Sharon McMahon Sawyer (207) 621-3257 sharon.mcmahon@maine.edu

The Justice Studies Program offers a certificate in paralegal studies. Upon completing the requirements for the Paralegal Certificate, a student will be able to:

  • Articulate a clear model of professionalism as a paralegal and be familiar with the ethical rules of the profession
  • Find, cite and analyze statutes, regulations, rules, and cases with regard to their authority and applicability
  • Manage complex information from other legal sources including the Registries of Deeds and Probate and Bankruptcy Court
  • Articulate a legal argument; summarize a deposition; draft an interrogatory and investigate facts as directed
  • Seek employment as a paralegal or employee with law-related training in public and private agencies

Prior to taking these courses, a student should complete a certificate application form. To assure success, students should fulfill the prerequisite course(s) before the requirements.

Certificate Prerequisite:


  • 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited university or college.

Certificate Requirements:


  • Minimum 15 credit hours of UMA Residency
  • Minimum 2.00 G.P.A. in the Certificate

Complete one of the following courses (3):


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