Get on the fast track to becoming a paralegal. Market demand for paralegals has grown significantly in recent years, and is expected to continue growing in the future. While demand is rising, so is competition for the best jobs in the field. Through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Paralegal Certificate Program, you’ll be competitively positioned to step into the fast-growing paralegal job market with a certificate from one of the nation’s top public universities.

Portrait of smiling working girl in meetingUNC-Chapel Hill’s Paralegal Certificate Program is distinguished by a focus on comprehensive legal specific skills such as investigating fact patterns, conducting law-related research, and preparing cases for courtroom litigation. This is a great program for someone looking to change careers or looking to advance a legal career. The educational training you receive in the paralegal certificate program can be used in a law office or in many other fields such as real estate, social services, and government.

North Carolina State Bar

The North Carolina State Bar has designated UNC-Chapel Hill as a qualified paralegal studies program. UNC-Chapel Hill is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE). Upon completion of the program, participants are eligible to take the North Carolina State Bar Paralegal Certification Exam. The UNC Paralegal Program is consistently among the highest-ranked programs in the North Carolina State Bar’s report of Certification Exam passage rates. For more information, see North Carolina Paralegal Certification and the North Carolina Paralegal Association website.

The Paralegal Certificate Program far exceeded my expectations. I am confident the knowledge I’ve gained over the past 19 weeks has prepared me well for the certification exam and to begin a new career in the legal field.” 2017 program graduate

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