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Course Overview

This course is taught entirely real-time in a virtual environment. Class sessions are Tuesday/Thursday from 6-9:30p.

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 real-time instruction with an additional 73 hours of structured instructional activities that are designed to be completed 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.

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Section Schedule
Jan 14, 2021 to Jul 08, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
185.5
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Registration Fee non-credit $5,075.00 or $1,500.00 deposit
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
  • Computer and internet access required.

Note: Registration fee includes personal LexisNexis account, an important resource that you will learn to use and will help you in your career as a legal professional.

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Course Materials

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PCR 101 Real-Time Schedule

Tuesday/Thursday 6-9:30p

Paralegal Program Participant Feedback

"Ms. Boles is a fantastic instructor. She provides such thorough and almost instant feedback on assignments, I feel like she is more of a personal mentor than “just” a course instructor."

"Ms. Elliott’s class was a very insightful “inside look” into the day to day operation and long-term career navigation of a paralegal. It helped me gain valuable perspective on how to do a job search and how to know that a job is a good fit for me."

Paralegal Program Participants - Spring 2020

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