Those who choose to work in the area of family law will find that the career is rewarding and that job growth will most likely continue to expand. This course covers premarital agreements, traditional marriage and alternatives, annulment, spousal support, property division, separation agreements, child custody, separation and divorce tax issues, legal rights of women, paternity proceedings, adoption, and how tort law relates to family law.
This certificate is comprised of three required courses and one elective:
- Family Law
- Juvenile Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
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 1-919-684-6259.
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