Casper College offers two degrees in the Paralegal Program and prepares its students for transfer to bachelor programs. We also offer a post bachelor's Legal Assistant Certificate. Our research courses provide our students with legal research skills, fact investigation skills, and computer assisted legal research skills with Westlaw. Other courses provide students with skills in digesting depositions, organizing case files, and drafting of discovery documents, wills, contracts, corporation forms, and family law documents. Students also organize a trial notebook, interview expert witnesses, research evidentiary issues, draft a settlement brochure, prepare a medical chronology, and draft jury instructions. Our students are assisted in job placement through a job search seminar and internships.
Students are encouraged to take the C.P. Exam (Certified Paralegal Exam) which is offered three times a year at Casper College. A review course is offered each fall to prepare for this exam. The C.P. credential is a requirement for many jobs and is a nationally recognized credential.
Note: Graduates are not authorized to provide direct legal services to the public. The paralegal program provides training for paralegals who are authorized to perform substantive legal work under the supervision of a lawyer. A paralegal cannot establish the relationship with a client, set fees, represent a client in court or give legal advice. Students with felony convictions may not be able to obtain traditional paralegal positions. Transfer students may only transfer nine (9) hours of legal specialty courses.