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As Georgia’s longest-running post-baccalaureate paralegal program, Emory Continuing Education (ECE)'s Paralegal Certificate program prepares college graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the legal profession. Our comprehensive and newly streamlined program—taught by experienced attorneys—consists of Introduction to Law, Civil Litigation, Legal Research & Writing, and Contract Law totaling 75 classroom hours.

Students will learn about state and federal court systems while conducting research using Westlaw, writing memos, and creating discovery documents. Areas of study also include attorney/paralegal ethics, contracts, and additional legal terms and court procedures. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in customary law office tasks under the supervision of an attorney.


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Paralegal Certificate

As Georgia’s longest-running post-baccalaureate paralegal program, ECE's Paralegal Certificate program prepares college graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the legal profession.

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Legal Specialization Courses

Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Learn the fundamental concepts basic to an understanding of criminal law and criminal procedure.

Criminal Law Course Details (Criminal Law)


Learn the complexities and challenges of electronic discovery and apply industry best practices for managing e-discovery projects.

E-Discovery Course Details (E-Discovery)
Family Law

Family Law

Learn about the areas of family law including: marriage, pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, and adoption. Students will create all forms required for a GA divorce.

Family Law Course Details (Family Law)
Immigration Law

Immigration Law

Learn the terms, concepts, and practical applications of family, employment and litigation-based immigration law. Topics include client intake and database/case management, as well as highly pertinent humanitarian/immigration issues such as U visas for trafficking victims and refugee/asylum law.

Immigration Law Course Details (Immigration Law)
Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

An examination of the four major areas of intellectual property law: trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret. Related topics including trade names, restrictive covenants and social media may be addressed.

Intellectual Property Course Details (Intellectual Property)
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Medical Records And Terminology For The Legal Professional

Learn foundational skills for deciphering and understanding medical acronyms, symbols, and other critical terminology. Additionally, successful participants will learn how to obtain medical records via the discovery process and label common parts of medical notes.

Medical Records And Terminology Course Details (Medical Records And Terminology For The Legal Professional)
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Real Estate Law

Learn the basic principles involved in real and personal property law and gain a practical understanding of real estate transactions, landlord-tenant issues, and land use restrictions.

Real Estate Law Course Details (Real Estate Law)
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Torts & Personal Injury Law

Learn about the legal system surrounding civil wrongs that do not arise from contractual relationships.

Torts & Personal Injury Law Course Details (Torts & Personal Injury Law)
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Wills, Trusts & Estates

Learn the foundations of estate planning, wills, trusts, and the probate process. Students will be exposed to the drafting of wills and the creation of trusts.

Wills, Trusts & Estates Course Details (Wills, Trusts & Estates)