Thank you for your interest in Louisiana State University of Alexandria’s Paralegal Studies Certificate Program! We would be happy to be a part of molding your future law career! For a rewarding career in law, join the LSUA Paralegal Studies program and become a legal professional in as little as a year.
Paralegals are law professionals who work under the supervision of an attorney, performing a wide variety of support tasks. The paralegal life offers rich, diverse experiences - from writing legal briefs and completing research to summarizing depositions and performing investigative work.
This is a college-level, non-credit program leading to a Certificate of Paralegal Studies. Upon completion of the curriculum, you will be able to:
Dr. Hal Scott graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 and Tulane University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 1972. In 1981, Dr. Scott was honored as one of the “Outstanding Young Men in America.” Additionally, he received the honor of being selected as a state Conservationist of the Year for Concordia Parish.
Dr. Scott remains actively involved in his community and is currently serving as:
1- A Law Clerk for the Seventh Judicial District Court since 2008.
2- An adjunct professor of Business Law in the Business Administration Department at LSUA teaching Business Law 3201 and Business Law 3202.
3- The instructor of LSUA Continuing Education’s Paralegal Studies Program teaching the fundamentals of being a successful Paralegal professional. The program was developed and first implemented in the fall of 2016. The program has successfully achieved 100% job placement for those graduates who have timely requested assistance in either advancing their current employment status or moving to new employment opportunities.
Throughout the duration of the program, students have the opportunity to learn from a variety of distinguished guest speakers in the fields of civil law, criminal law, banking, and other related areas of significant interest to a Paralegal professional. Students receive real-life knowledge from these professionals with the added benefit of building business relationships and networking opportunities.
David Stone, Rapides Parish Assistant DA, spoke regarding DWI prosecutions and defense.
Benjamin A. Luke, Attorney at Law, spoke about successions, wills, and probate.
Brady McClure Dore', Attorney at Law, discussed family law with the class.
Madeline Tassin and Blake Tassin, representatives of the Cottonport Bank, discussed banking procedures and digital banding with the class.
Michael Gore, Lead Training Coordinator for the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office and the President-Elect of the Louisiana Narcotics Officers Association (LNOA), discussed drug related arrests and prosecution procedures with the class.
Continuing Education and Community Outreach
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, La 71301
Phone: (318) 427-4441 or 318-599-9779