Wednesday, April 26, SUNY Erie Community College's Advanced Studies and
Paralegal programs hosted their first "Law Day" for 35 area high
school students within Erie County Hall's Supreme Court Ceremonial Courtroom in
day gave students from Depew and Eden High School—all currently involved with
ECC's Advanced Studies Program—the chance to learn more about the college's
Paralegal Program and connect with field professionals in a pristine courtroom
setting. The day also included a variety of guest speakers, including Lenora
Foote, executive assistant to the Honorable Gerald J. Whalen; and Margaret Lamonds-Moss,
paralegal with Barclay Damon. Both are graduates of ECC’s Paralegal Program.
was an exciting opportunity for students from Depew and Eden high schools to
hear from prominent leaders in the law community and see firsthand the
ceremonial court room where trails have been held for over 140 years,” said
Deborah Schmitt, coordinator of Advanced Studies and Four-Year Articulations at
Advanced Studies Program is open to all high school juniors or seniors of
average or better academic ability interested in beginning their college
studies while still in high school. The college’s two-year Paralegal Program
trains students to assume responsible positions in law firms and in other
institutions where knowledge of the law is essential. Armed with a broad
knowledge of the law and business structures, graduates will be able to work
effectively as paralegals under the supervision of an attorney. The program
prepares graduates for positions in several areas—including legal offices, real
estate management and healthcare administration—or to continue on to a
four-year degree and, eventually, law school.
1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while
contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the
state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and
accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment.
Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and
students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and
partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu
or call (716) 851-1ECC.