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Course Description

This course of study includes Principals and Agents, Sole Proprietorships, General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, the Rise of the Corporation, Creating a Corporation, the Participants in the Corporation, Financing the Corporation, Corporate Liability, and Terminating Corporate Existence.

This certificate is comprised of 3 required classes and one elective.

  1. Business Organizations
  2. Federal Tax Law
  3. Accounting Law

Electives (please choose one):

  1. E-Discovery
  2. Legal Ethics
  3. Laws of Evidence; OR
  4. Advanced Legal Research 

Notes

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.

Prerequisites

1. A degree or certificate in paralegal studies (transcript required) OR

2. 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 (resume required).

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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