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A two-year program offering day and evening classes, it’s designed to prepare a student for employment as a legal assistant or paralegal.

Approved by the American Bar Association since 1976, Paralegal Studies at Rose State is a two-year program offering day and evening classes.

A paralegal is an individual who is educated and trained to assist a practicing attorney. Paralegals, also called legal assistants, perform a wide variety of duties and tasks which are professional in nature, distinct from routine clerical tasks. A primary responsibility of a paralegal is to relieve the supervising attorney of routine duties so that the attorney is able to use his/her time in more complex areas of the case. Proper use of a paralegal/legal assistant enables an attorney to handle a heavier case load and increase productivity, thereby resulting in the delivery of legal services to a client more efficiently and economically.

The Paralegal Studies Program is designed to prepare the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to gain employment as a paralegal/legal assistant and/or to allow the student to advance to positions of increasing responsibility in the legal field. The program is not offered to train attorneys or legal administrators. Objectives of the program are:

  • To provide practical training in legal skills supported by substantive legal theory;
  • To instruct students in legal specialty courses to enable students to perform tasks specific to particular areas of law;
  • To inform students of ethical responsibilities of the legal profession; and
  • To educate students to the role of the paralegal in the delivery of quality services within ethical limitations applicable to a paralegal’s function in the legal profession.

The Paralegal Studies Program is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education; it is dedicated to providing quality education and current technological skills so that graduates can find employment in the legal community or in a law-related field.

A person in the Paralegal Studies profession CAN :

  • Interview clients and witnesses
  • Draft pleadings and documents
  • Perform legal research
  • Write legal memoranda and briefs
  • Research public records
  • Prepare discovery requests and responses
  • Prepare exhibit lists
  • Assist the attorney at trial
  • Provide case management
  • Perform law office management tasks

A person in the Paralegal Studies profession CANNOT :

  • Give legal advice
  • Accept cases or set legal fees
  • Represent a party in court

ALL legal services performed by a paralegal must be supervised by an attorney.Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

Program Admission Requirements

Option I:
• High School transcript or GED certificate and transcript
• ACT Reading score of 19 or COMPASS Reading Test score of 83
• Eligibility for English Composition I

Previous or concurrent enrollment in Engl 1113 is a prerequisite for LS 2813, Legal Research and Writing I

Option II:
• College transcript(s) reflecting 15 credit hours or more with a 2.5 grade point average or better or an ACT Reading score of 19 or COMPASS Reading Test score of 83
• Eligibility for English Composition I

Previous or concurrent enrollment in Engl 1113 is a prerequisite for LS 2813, Legal Research and Writing I.

Work Setting

Paralegals work in offices for:

  • Private law firms
  • Banks and corporations
  • Public service corporations
  • Federal, state, and local government

Tools Materials

Paralegals work with:

  • Public records, court documents, and other research materials
  • Legal and business documents such as titles, contracts, and mortgages
  • Court cases
  • Computers and software applicable to their area of specialty
  • Clients on a daily basis

Career Skills

Paralegals should be able to:

  • Reason clearly and logically
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in speech and writing
  • Be responsible, ethical, and motivated
  • Perform detailed work
  • Analyze information
  • Plan and organize work

Pros and Cons

Positive aspects of the career:

  • Working with people as well as data
  • The variety of the work
  • The ability to work on a temporary or freelance basis

Negative aspects of the career:

  • Performing detailed work tasks
  • Keeping up with changes in laws
  • Working long hours when under pressure to meet deadlines

Career Information

For more information regarding the Paralegal Studies profession, contact:

National Association of Paralegal Studies
1516 S. Boston, Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74119-4013
(918) 587-6828 FAX (918) 582-6772
http://www.nala.org

Central Oklahoma Association of Paralegal Studies s (COALA)
Membership Chairperson or Recruitment Chairperson
P. O. Box 2146
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-2146
www.coala.com

The Career Services Office in the Professional Training Center can provide you with more detailed information on the paralegal profession, job markets, salaries, etc. For additional information, contact the Career Services office at (405) 733-7488.

Apply Today

Program Director


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A TSA officer checks a passenger s airline ticket at Chicago O Hare International Airport on Dec. 20, 2013. (Photo: Nam Y. Huh, AP)

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As Ralph Santopietro sees it, Delta Air Lines had him over a barrel when he tried to change the dates on a flight from Myrtle Beach, S.C. to Hartford, Conn.

A ticket agent in Myrtle Beach offered to rebook Santopietro, a retired high school teacher, on the new itinerary. But his $238 ticket credit would be all but consumed by a $200 change fee, and then he’d have to pay a $538 fare difference.

How about transferring the ticket to his cousin, who would take the flight as originally planned? Nope, said the agent, citing security restrictions on ticket name changes.

“I didn’t like those choices,” he says.

In an airline industry now dominated by a few oversized carriers, neither do many of his fellow passengers. Domestic airlines collected a record $2.5 billion in ticket change fees in 2012, and Delta led the flock with $778 million, an increase of $11 million from the previous year. Although airlines have valid business reasons for their ticket restrictions, consumer advocates say they are too rigid and avaricious.

To passengers, the name-change policy in particular seems like a way for airlines to pocket more of their money. Alan Gore, a photographer from Sedona, Ariz. says he feels cornered when he considers his flight options. A fully refundable ticket costs three to four times more than a restricted ticket. And even when passengers have a valid reason to cancel a trip, airlines are unmoved.

“When life happens and people get sick before a flight, they now have no choice but to take it and give the flu to every other passenger,” he says.

He says it’s time for the airline industry to let passengers change the name on a ticket.

Airlines don’t allow name changes for two reasons, according to Victoria Day, a spokeswoman for Airlines for America, an industry trade group. The first is airline policy. An airline needs to know who the customer is so it can “provide quality service,” she says. It also relies on tickets being non-changeable in order to manage its seat inventory.

“Since air transportation is a service that perishes when the aircraft door is closed, it is in both the passengers’ and airline’s interest to closely match the number of passengers to seats available, from both a customer service and revenue management perspective,” Day says.

The second reason is security, or ensuring that the ticketed passenger is the same person going through the TSA checkpoint and getting screened.

Those assertions are more or less true. Warren Lieberman, an airline pricing expert and president at Veritec Solutions, says the more true part involves an airline’s ability to make money. If name changes were allowed, then passengers could resell their tickets anytime, subverting an airline’s ability to raise ticket prices as the flight becomes full.

“That would lead to declines in revenue,” he says.

The less true part is security. The Transportation Security Administration uses a system called Secure Flight to screen airline passengers, but it’s capable of handling checks instantly, according to the agency. In other words, if airlines relaxed their rules on name changes, the TSA would have no trouble accommodating them.

“There is no reason why a consumer should not be able to easily transfer her ticket to another person in the event that she cannot travel,” says Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers League.

Permitting a name change makes sense to passengers, and not just because an airline won’t incur any security risks or additional expenses. It’s also something that as recently as a few decades ago was common, even among legacy carriers. Veteran air travelers recall a time when tickets could be purchased in the classified section of their newspaper. Somehow, airlines managed to make money even then.

Given the fact that competition and choice are gradually being drained from our airline network, shouldn’t airlines be compelled to return one of yesteryear’s common courtesies — the ability to let someone else use a passenger’s ticket?

Until then, it seems even airline employees understand that passengers don’t have any real options. One of them happened to be the kindly ticket agent in Myrtle Beach, who saw the absurdity of Santopietro’s situation. She finally beckoned him to come closer to her station.

“She looked down and sheepishly whispered that perhaps I could try another airline,” he says. He found a $187 ticket on US Airways.

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A TSA officer checks a passenger s airline ticket at Chicago O Hare International Airport on Dec. 20, 2013. (Photo: Nam Y. Huh, AP)

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As Ralph Santopietro sees it, Delta Air Lines had him over a barrel when he tried to change the dates on a flight from Myrtle Beach, S.C. to Hartford, Conn.

A ticket agent in Myrtle Beach offered to rebook Santopietro, a retired high school teacher, on the new itinerary. But his $238 ticket credit would be all but consumed by a $200 change fee, and then he’d have to pay a $538 fare difference.

How about transferring the ticket to his cousin, who would take the flight as originally planned? Nope, said the agent, citing security restrictions on ticket name changes.

“I didn’t like those choices,” he says.

In an airline industry now dominated by a few oversized carriers, neither do many of his fellow passengers. Domestic airlines collected a record $2.5 billion in ticket change fees in 2012, and Delta led the flock with $778 million, an increase of $11 million from the previous year. Although airlines have valid business reasons for their ticket restrictions, consumer advocates say they are too rigid and avaricious.

To passengers, the name-change policy in particular seems like a way for airlines to pocket more of their money. Alan Gore, a photographer from Sedona, Ariz. says he feels cornered when he considers his flight options. A fully refundable ticket costs three to four times more than a restricted ticket. And even when passengers have a valid reason to cancel a trip, airlines are unmoved.

“When life happens and people get sick before a flight, they now have no choice but to take it and give the flu to every other passenger,” he says.

He says it’s time for the airline industry to let passengers change the name on a ticket.

Airlines don’t allow name changes for two reasons, according to Victoria Day, a spokeswoman for Airlines for America, an industry trade group. The first is airline policy. An airline needs to know who the customer is so it can “provide quality service,” she says. It also relies on tickets being non-changeable in order to manage its seat inventory.

“Since air transportation is a service that perishes when the aircraft door is closed, it is in both the passengers’ and airline’s interest to closely match the number of passengers to seats available, from both a customer service and revenue management perspective,” Day says.

The second reason is security, or ensuring that the ticketed passenger is the same person going through the TSA checkpoint and getting screened.

Those assertions are more or less true. Warren Lieberman, an airline pricing expert and president at Veritec Solutions, says the more true part involves an airline’s ability to make money. If name changes were allowed, then passengers could resell their tickets anytime, subverting an airline’s ability to raise ticket prices as the flight becomes full.

“That would lead to declines in revenue,” he says.

The less true part is security. The Transportation Security Administration uses a system called Secure Flight to screen airline passengers, but it’s capable of handling checks instantly, according to the agency. In other words, if airlines relaxed their rules on name changes, the TSA would have no trouble accommodating them.

“There is no reason why a consumer should not be able to easily transfer her ticket to another person in the event that she cannot travel,” says Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers League.

Permitting a name change makes sense to passengers, and not just because an airline won’t incur any security risks or additional expenses. It’s also something that as recently as a few decades ago was common, even among legacy carriers. Veteran air travelers recall a time when tickets could be purchased in the classified section of their newspaper. Somehow, airlines managed to make money even then.

Given the fact that competition and choice are gradually being drained from our airline network, shouldn’t airlines be compelled to return one of yesteryear’s common courtesies — the ability to let someone else use a passenger’s ticket?

Until then, it seems even airline employees understand that passengers don’t have any real options. One of them happened to be the kindly ticket agent in Myrtle Beach, who saw the absurdity of Santopietro’s situation. She finally beckoned him to come closer to her station.

“She looked down and sheepishly whispered that perhaps I could try another airline,” he says. He found a $187 ticket on US Airways.

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