June 28, 2017

Kennesaw State’s Continuing Education establishes new Paralegal Advisory Board

Kennesaw State’s Continuing Education establishes new Paralegal Advisory Board – KENNESAW — The College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University has strengthened their Paralegal Certificate program with the establishment of a new advisory board. The seven-member volunteer board brings together some of Cobb County’s eminent law figures: District Attorney Vic Reynolds, Superior Court Judge Kim Childs, Assistant District Attorney John Edwards and retired Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs. Additional appointees include Carol Kinstle, executive director of the Cobb County Bar Association; Kathy Adams, education and certification chair of the Cobb County Legal Professionals Association; and Dennis O’Brien, attorney at law.

“We are fortunate to have an advisory board who is dedicated to student success and believes in the value of our program,” said Jennifer Henderson, Paralegal Certificate program manager. “Their combined knowledge and experience is a great benefit to our program.”

The Advisory Board will serve to enhance the college’s longest-running program by increasing program awareness and improving program value. The board will work to expand professional internship opportunities for students and build scholarships to support students interested in pursuing a career as a paralegal.

 For more than three decades, the Paralegal Certificate program has welcomed hundreds of aspiring paralegals into its classrooms. Daytime offerings were introduced in 2014, doubling the programs course offerings.

The program also expanded to offer new courses like Tort Law, Law Office Management and Technology, and Legal Research and Writing II. The Joe R. Edwards Law Library was unveiled in 2014, providing more than 3,000 law books as a resource for students.

The University Professional & Continuing Education Association named the Paralegal Certificate a Program of Excellence at its 2014 UPCEA South awards conference. Instructor John Edwards also won the Professional Continuing Educator award at the 2016 UPCEA South awards conference.

 “With the help from our advisory board, we look forward to another 30 years of excellence for our award-winning Paralegal program,” Henderson said.

For more information on the Paralegal Certificate program, visit ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765.