UC Clermont

Program Overview

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Convenient, Quality Education

UC Clermont's American Bar Association-approved Paralegal program provides students with the skills and confidence to compete in one of the fastest growing professions in the country. Our instructors are all experienced, licensed attorneys with expertise in the area they teach. Each faculty member is committed to providing personalized attention — the program averages approximately 25 students per class — and a hands-on, practical education for our paralegal students. The Academic Success Center on campus offer free, professional tutoring to assist students in their coursework.

What are Paralegal Studies?

While lawyers assume ultimate responsibility for legal work, they often delegate many of their tasks to paralegals. Another very important task for paralegals is helping lawyers prepare for closings, hearings, trials and corporate meetings. Paralegals investigate the facts of cases and ensure that all relevant information is considered.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of our paralegal studies program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate workplace readiness skills, including basic skills in legal research and writing, various substantive areas of the law, and be prepared for employment in an entry-level paralegal position or other related field.
  2. Analyze and evaluate the law and modify standardized forms found in form books, pleading files, form files or computer databases to create the appropriate work product of a typical entry-level paralegal working under the supervision of an attorney.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with legal software and other technology used in the practice of law.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical principles that guide paralegal conduct and demonstrate an understanding of the role of the paralegal in the delivery of legal services.

Paralegal Advisory Board

Paralegal Advisory Board Members
Name Employment
Barb Antwell Law Administrator - Clermont County Domestic Relations Court
Page Beetem Assoc. Prof of Legal Studies - UC Clermont College
Michelle Brady Office Manager at Frost Brown Todd, Large Law Firm
Chad Burton Burton Law, CEO of CuroLegal
Ki'Ana Davis Paralegal Student at UC Clermont College
Bruce Davis Assoc. Prof of Legal Studies, UC Clermont College
Tonya Godby Campbell Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, November 2015 - Present
Sara Hosler Student at UC Clermont College
Becky Kern Paralegal at Cornetet, Meyer, Rush & Stapleton Co. LPA
Diane Kuhnell Senior Paralegal at Duke Energy
Lisa Leffler Legal Manager - Global Litigation & Dispute Resolution for The Procter & Gamble Company
Eric Lutson
Insured Litigation Paralegal at The Kroger Co.
Chris Lyle
Global Equipment Finance and Leasing
Douglas Merritt  
Bob Proud
Retired Commissioner at Clermont County - 28 years
Jeff Rubel
Prof of Legal Studies, UC Clermont College, Interim Dept. Chair of Business, Law & Technology Dept., UC Clermont College
Janis Walter Attorney, Adjunct Professor at University of Cincinnati
Debbie Woelfel
Legal Manager - Proctor & Gamble

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

The University of Cincinnati reaffirms its policy that discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or gender identity and expression shall not be practiced in any of its activities. University Rule 3361: 10-13-01