Gardner-Webb University Professional and Continuing Education

Paralegal Certificate Program

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Paralegal Program

This certificate program is designed for individuals who are seeking career advancement or change and the skill set for a successful transition into the paralegal profession.

Our Paralegal Studies Program is a comprehensive course of study designed to train students and other professionals in the aspects of the profession most in demand and most desired by attorneys. The program is taught by licensed attorneys.

In the Paralegal Certificate Program students:

  • will learn an overview of the law
  • will receive training to prepare legal documents
  • research the law
  • interview witnesses
  • assist in preparation for litigation

The program is designed for those looking to increase their knowledge and training in the legal workplace or seeking a career as a paralegal.

Course Details

Course Name: PACE 100 Paralegal Certificate

Professor: Dr. Angelina Smith

Class Start Dates:

  • September 9, 2023
  • November 4, 2023
  • January 13, 2024
  • March 9, 2024
  • Additional start dates TBD

What to Expect:

Students will attend one in-person session on a Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Additionally, students can expect to complete approximately forty hours of hybrid online learning and research. The course is designed to be completed in 4 weeks and has multiple start times throughout the year. The total cost for the course is $1,125, which includes materials provided by the instructor and a Certificate.

The in-person session is located at Gardner-Webb University’s Charlotte Campus. 

Gardner-Webb University
The Charlotte Center
8030 Arrowridge Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273