Program Overview

Paralegal Technology - Civil Litigation Certificate

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The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.
Next Application Deadline is Mar 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees

Main Campus



Credit Hours

Program Stats

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Estimated Completion Time

8 months

Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
LEX-110 Intro to Paralegal Study 2
LEX-130 Civil Injuries 3
LEX-140 Civil Litigation I 3
LEX-141 Civil Litigation II 3
LEX-150 Commercial Law I 3
LEX-210 Real Property I 3

“What I love most about the Paralegal Technology Program is that many of my instructors are practicing lawyers so they bring real world experience into the classroom. I recently decided I didn’t want another job, I wanted a career and I saw Durham Tech as a vehicle to a better life.”

—Theresa Holmes