Course Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is proud to offer a Paralegal Certificate program like no other in the city of Charlotte.  Our program is topical, intensive, and intellectually rigorous.  We designed it to fit the needs of the Charlotte legal and business communities. Our goal is to equip our graduates with the skills, knowledge, and abilities they need to embark on their careers with professionalism and acumen.

Our Program combines 167 hours of classroom instruction with 73 hours of structured instructional activities that are designed to be completed online or through other methods outside of class. 

Graduates will earn a UNC Charlotte Paralegal Program Certificate. Continuing Education transcripts will document the awarding of the Certificate and a letter grade in each of the program's seven core courses as well as in the General Practice segment of the program.

Course Outline

In the first part of the certificate, students will receive comprehensive training in Core Paralegal Skills:   American Jurisprudence; Legal Research; Legal Writing; Legal Technology; Litigation; Legal Ethics; and The Paralegal Profession.

The last weeks of the certificate provide intensive, focused training in the General Practice,which will provide an overview of Criminal Law, Family Law, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Commercial Law, and Real Property.

Additional Information


The Paralegal Certificate Program is for people in pursuit of a second career, recent college graduates and working professionals who want to enter the legal field, and working paralegals who want to obtain a North Carolina State Bar-qualified paralegal certificate from an accredited University.

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Section Schedule
Jun 04, 2020 to Dec 08, 2020
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Course Fees
Registration Fee non-credit $5,075.00 or $1,500.00 deposit
Registration Fee non-credit $5,075.00
Reading List / Textbook
  • Information on the required texts for the program will be provided to registered students.
  • Students.will then be able to purchase their texts directly from book vendors. The estimated cost of the textbooks is $800-$1000 depending on where you purchase textbooks, rent textbooks or purchase used books.
Section Notes


  • You must have an associate's degree prior to enrolling or have your degree by the time you complete this program.
  • Prior to enrollment, you will need to read the Online Resources and Technical Requirements
  • A laptop is required for class.

Note: Registration fee includes personal LexisNexis account.

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