Students who complete a certificate in Paralegal Studies should be able to: Articulate the role of a paraprofessional in various settings. Understand, apply and adhere to ethical and professional practices within the scope of their position. Communicate effectively orally and through writing. Use technology - software and hardware, required of the industry and for communication (i.e., Legal Technology Certificate). Understand the doctrines of the Attorney/client privilege and apply that to legal review. Explain the state and federal court structures and the role of the paralegal's law firm or corporate legal department within that structure. Conduct legal research effectively. Explain the different kinds of law. Demonstrate practical applications required of paralegals demonstrate basic skills of management demonstrate the ability to work in teams. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity and its importance in the workplace and in the law.