Gaither selected as Paralegal Studies Department Head

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected Shaquan Gaither as its department head for Paralegal Studies. As department head, she will teach and coordinate academic programs, advise students and supervise faculty.

Gaither has been a Paralegal Studies instructor since 2006 at the college when she helped to start the program. She has also taught with Savannah Chatham County Public Schools, Walden University in Minneapolis, Southern New Hampshire University, and City University of Seattle. She has experience practicing in various areas of civil law such as tort law, family law and probate law. 

She earned a Juris Doctorate from the School of Law at University of Baltimore as well as a MBA from the University of Baltimore. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Morgan State University. She is also a member of the Georgia Bar Association and Maryland Bar Association.

STC’s Paralegal Studies Associate Degree graduates have a 100% placement in field (AY2019) and are in demand with area law offices. Courses taught by licensed, practicing attorneys. Students gain real-world experience through volunteering under the direction of their instructors to apply what they’ve learned. For example, students research legal questions for indigent Georgia citizens in need of legal help through the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers Virtual legal advice clinic and provide document preparation assistance to pro se litigants seeking to file for divorce through the Family Law Resource Center.

The program prepares students for a career in the paralegal profession. The knowledge and skills emphasized in the Paralegal Studies program include ethical obligations; research in state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; family law matters; basic concepts of real property law; criminal law and procedure; civil litigation; substantive contract law; and wills, trusts, and probate. Paralegals, also called legal assistants, work closely with attorneys, judges, prosecutors, or public defenders. Paralegal Studies is open to adults, along with high school students through dual enrollment

The College is an institutional member of the American Association of Paralegal Education (AAfPE). This is the highest level of membership for AAfPE. The College also has its own Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) National Honor Society for Paralegals chapter.

Students are encouraged to apply by apply now for fall semester. Visit: or contact Gaither at 912.443.5715 or for more information about the program or to start training for a career as a paralegal.


# 2143 | June 16, 2021

Paralegal Studies Department Head: Shaquan Gaither


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