Program Objectives

To provide learners with the basic and practical knowledge of substantive legal concepts pertaining to government; the judicial system; civil, criminal and quasi-judicial procedures; jurisdiction of local government units; ethical standards of judges, lawyers and civil servants; obligations and commercial contracts; tax and labor law compliance; and the rules, regulations and procedures of various administrative agencies;

To provide learners with the ability to identify, analyze and evaluate common conflicts areas in paralegal work, and to recommend law-based resolutions to the same;

To provide learners with basic technical skills to process common legal transactions, including legal research, the filling of various governmental applications, titling and property registration, incorporation, securing of licenses, permits and certifications, and payment of taxes and fees, among others;

To enable learners to prepare, or determine the sufficiency of, basic legal documents such as governmental forms, affidavits, verifications, certifications, attestations, proof of service, tax returns, motions, SEC reports, and others;

To hereby raise the standards of paralegal work, and thus uplift the overall standard of legal services in the country;

To lay the foundation for the development and professionalization of paralegal work into a recognized sector in the field of legal services;

To assist in and contribute to the administration of justice in the Country.