College names head of paralegal program

Jul. 16, 2013 @ 09:19 AM


Vance-Granville Community College has appointed Antoinette C. Dickens to lead the college’s new paralegal technology degree program. The two-year program will begin this fall and will be based at the Franklin County campus.

Dickens has held a variety of positions in the justice system, including deputy clerk of Superior Court in Vance County, legal assistant in the District Attorney’s office in Oxford, and juvenile court counselor. She has also done paralegal work for law firms in Louisburg, Warrenton and Raleigh.

Dickens was an instructor for the college’s criminal justice technology program from 2004-2010.

Paralegals may interview clients, investigate facts, draft documents and perform legal research for attorneys. They cannot independently give legal advice or represent clients in court. Graduates may find job opportunities in medical facilities and corporate legal departments, or on projects outsourced by law firms.

For more information, call Antoinette Dickens at (252) 738-3609 or (919) 496-1567, ext. 3609.