With the growing population, elder law is fast becoming an important area of specialization for lawyers and paralegals. This course includes the drafting of wills, advance directives, health care, euthanasia, guardianship, conservatorship, estate planning, trusts, marriage and divorce issues for the elderly, financial planning, age discrimination, elder abuse, and legal aspects of funeral planning.
This certificate is comprised of 3 required classes and one elective.
- Elder Law
- Estates, Wills, and Trusts
- Administrative Law
Electives (please choose one):
- Legal Ethics
- Laws of Evidence; OR
- Advanced Legal Research
Graduates of the Duke Paralegal Certificate Program and Duke Paralegal Online Certificate Program are eligible to receive a $800 discount on each specialist certificate course. To take advantage of this discount, please register by calling the Duke Continuing Studies Registration Office at 1-866-338-3853.
Tuition must be paid in full before a student can start the program. Books are purchased separately and range between $45 and $160 per book. When registration is complete, the student will receive an email containing a username and password to the program's website, information on purchasing textbooks, and instructor and support contact information.
A degree or certificate in paralegal studies is required OR a bachelor's or associate's degree in any field AND a minimum of three years work experience as a paralegal under the direct supervision of an attorney.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Paralegal Specialist Certificate : Elective Courses