Free Job Postings for Paralegal Employment

Approved by the American Bar Association

Westchester Community College Paralegal graduates have the skills needed to be immediately employable.

Westchester Community College provides free job placement for employers seeking paralegal services. To place an advertisement, simply fill out the form below and press the "submit" button. The information will be transmitted to the Paralegal Program Chair and distributed to currently-enrolled paralegal students and to alumni.  The distribution list for Westchester Community College Paralegal graduates dates back to 1996.

If you have any questions, please contact Russell J. Ippolito, Esq., Program Chair at 914-606-6218 or russell.ippolito@sunywcc.edu.

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About Westchester Community College’s Paralegal Program:

The Westchester Community College Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association. Westchester Community College offers both an Associate’s Degree Program and a Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies.

The Associate’s Degree is for the first-time college student and combines general education and paralegal courses. The Certificate Program is available to students who have obtained at least 60 college credits from an accredited institution, 18 hours of which must be in general education as defined by the American Bar Association. Students in the Certificate program must complete 30 credits in paralegal study.

The goal of the Westchester Community College Paralegal Program is to provide students with substantive knowledge of the law, together with hands-on working experience, which will enable them to work ethically under the supervision of an attorney in the public or private sector.

The Paralegal Studies Program is rich in cultural, educational, and age diversity. Students from around the world have enrolled in the Program. Some of these students enrolled right out of high school energized to enter into the world of law. Others are changing careers and have already graduated from four-year colleges. Still other students have used the Paralegal Program as their stepping stone to law school. The Program has had graduates from Cambridge University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other fine institutions. The age range of the legal assistant students is also extremely diverse. Students as young as 17 years old and as old 75 years old have been enrolled in the program. This range of cultural, educational, and age diversity creates a unique learning setting.

The course of study in the Paralegal Program includes both required and elective courses.

Required Courses:

Introduction to Paralegal Studies:

This course provides students with a historical and sociological perspective of the law. The methods and processes of judicial, administrative and legislative branches of government as they relate to the legal assistant are studied. The basic terminology and procedures of the legal system in New York are covered. An introduction to legal research assists students in analyzing cases, writing briefs and making presentations. Ethical standards of the law profession are included. (This course is the prerequisite for all other Paralegal courses.)

Litigation:

Students are introduced to the process of resolving disputes through the court system. Students in this class are trained to draft, among others documents, the following: summons and complaint, request for index number, answer, discovery demands, RJI, demand for bill of particulars, notice of motion, notice of entry, notice of appeal, and RADI.

Computer Applications for the Law Office:

Students develop the conceptual, technical and interpersonal skills required to apply technology and principles of management and supervision to manage information and personnel in an automated law office environment. Course includes hands-on experience with the Word Office Suite, Access, and other law specific software.

Internship:

This class is offered to provide students with experience in the paralegal field before entering the job market. The internship provides an excellent opportunity for hands-on training. Students apply paralegal skills in an actual legal setting. They will compile a portfolio based on work performed.

Legal Research and Writing:

This course introduces paralegals to methods of finding the law applicable to a specific legal issue. Students learn legal research principles; the types of law books used in research, their scope, citation methods; interpreting case and statutory law as well as other legal authority and annotations. Students learn to use government publications, Lexis and WestLaw. In all areas of research, students are required to organize legal research and findings and present their ideas in written and oral format. This course involves intensive legal writing.

Elective Courses:

In addition to the required courses, students must complete 15 credits of elective courses. Those courses include the following:

< Elder Law

< Health Care Law

< Immigration Law

< Medical Malpractice

< Criminal Law

< Intellectual Property

< Torts and Investigations

< Family Law

< Real Property Law

< Partnership and Corporation

< Estates, Wills, Trusts

< Contracts and Contracts Administration