Welcome to the UVU Legal Studies Program, home of the only ABA-approved Bachelor's degree for paralegal studies in Utah.
The UVU legal studies associates degree programs and certificate are also ABA-approved.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
Justice Deno Himonas of the Utah Supreme Court will be here on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to speak to legal studies students about the "Licensed Paralegal Practitioner" career track being considered by the court. Paralegals licensed under this program would be able to provide certain legal services directly to the public. His talk will be in Centre Stage from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. The UVU community is invited to attend.
The UVU Legal Studies Program strives to provide a rigorous education and real-world training to prepare students for careers as paralegals and in other law-related occupations in Utah and nationally. The program focuses on producing exceptional graduates with the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for success in the legal field and with the practical skills required in today's legal marketplace.
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New Curriculum Effective Fall 2016
|Name||Title & Organization|
|Christina Cope||Region III Director, Paralegal Division of the Utah State Bar Association|
|Steve Averett||Judge Pro Tempore and J. Reuben Clark Law School Librarian (BYU)|
|Gregory J. Sanders||Shareholder, Kipp & Christian, P.C., Salt Lake City|
|Danielle Allison||Alumni Representative; Owner, Expert Paralegal Services|
|Alex Peterson||Partner, Peck Peterson, LLP, Salt Lake City|
|Lauree Roberts||Alumni Representative, Public Sector Paralegal, Office of the Murray City Attorney|
|Carolyn Hofheins-Howard||Master Mediator; Adjunct Faculty|
|R. Brett Evanson||Partner, Evanson Weber, PLLC|
|Kiersty Loughmiller||Law Clerk/Bailiff - Utah State Courts|
|Lesleigh Ashby||Public Sector Paralegal, Utah State Courts, 4th District & Juvenile Courts|
|Tom Seiler||Robinson, Seiler & Assoc., Commissioner of Utah State Bar Association|
|Neil Skousen||Practicing Lawyer, Private Practice|
|Judge James Taylor||Fourth Judicial District, State of Utah|
|Richard F. Brunst, Jr.||
Mayor, City of Orem