PACE Paralegal Certificate 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.


What You’ll Learn

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

Course Details

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


What You’ll Do

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

Once you’ve earned a paralegal certificate, you can work in prominent areas such as a:

  • Paralegal in Private Law Firms
  • Paralegal in Corporations
  • Paralegal in Government
  • Paralegal in Education
  • Paralegal in Non-Profit Organizations

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What is Searight PACE?

Gardner-Webb University’s Searight Professional and Continuing Education program offers very specific, online and in-person courses to enhance the skill levels of professionals ranging from entry level to mid-management, executive, and beyond.

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