This specialized area continues to grow in terms of paralegal opportunities. It is especially helpful for law office managers, paralegal/accountants, business law paralegals, and some corporate paralegals. The program includes sources of tax law, individual income taxation, taxation of sole proprietorships, corporations and partnerships, estate and gift taxation, and fiduciary income taxes.
This certificate is comprised of three required courses and one elective:
- Federal Tax Law
- Accounting for Law Firms
- 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