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New Paralegal Certificate Program at Georgia Southern University
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 Georgia Southern University
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Paralegal Certificate Program


Why not start a career in one of today's fastest growing professions?  Paralegals can also take continuing education classes in order to gain personal and professional development.  Start now by enrolling in the Paralegal Certificate Program with the Continuing Education and Public Service Division at Georgia Southern University!

Please visit our website for detailed information:


The United States Department of Labor has rated the paralegal professional as one of the fastest growing professions in the nation. Our Paralegal Certificate program adheres to the highest professional curriculum and prepares you to work in law offices, banks, government agencies, corporations and real estate firms.  The program consists of 13 courses.  The fee for each course is $290.00. You are responsible for the purchase of your books. You can choose to purchase new and/or used books from the University Bookstore or you can choose to purchase online from other vendors.  Each course meets for three hours one night per week for six weeks.  You arrange your own schedule.  You can take one to four courses per six week session.  Take two courses each session and graduate in twelve months.  Take four courses each session and graduate in six months.

*You must complete the courses within 3 years to obtain your Paralegal Certificate*

Each course is taught in a classroom setting allowing for interaction with the instructor and other students.  Students receive hands on research experience, tour the Bulloch County Court House, visit a courtroom, do a title search in Bulloch County, design and perform “good lawyer/bad lawyer” commercials, visit law firms in Bulloch and/or Chatham County, and enjoy enlightening and entertaining guest speakers.  Please note the above can change depending on the Instructor.


*Paralegal courses may be taken individually for continuing education as well as toward the Paralegal Certificate program*

Students must have a high school diploma or GED

 to enter the program.  Good computer skills and Internet access are required. Paralegals work side by side with attorneys.  Paralegal duties include research, typing briefs, appeals, complaints, answers, interrogatories, letters, and other documents.  Paralegals need to be familiar with moving, using, and saving files in MS Word for routine legal office purposes.  An excellent command of English grammar, composition, punctuation, spelling, and proofreading skills are mandatory.  A professional appearance and conduct is expected.


To get started on your Paralegal career, please contact Stephanie Key for an application at or 912.478.5360. 

Look at the course information then print out the scheduling calendars and plan your course of study:

Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University's paralegal program is taught by attorneys and paralegals with years of experience in the legal profession.   

Acceptance Requirements

-High school diploma or GED

-Basic computer & Internet skills

Program Requirements

-The program consists of 13 required courses. You progress at your own pace. 


Certificate Requirements

-80% attendance required (one absence per course)

-Minimum grade of C in each course


-This program requires an application:


Courses and Dates

Law Office Managment:

2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4

Family Law:

3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Bankruptcy & Collection:

3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

Introduction to Law:

3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/29, 4/7

Civil Litigation I:

3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/29, 4/7

Legal Rsearch & Writing I:

4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

Law Office Technology:

4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16

Real Estate Law:

4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

Criminal Law:

4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

Civil Litigation II:

5/16, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

Reseach and Writing II:

5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23

Contracts and Corporations:

5/25, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

Estate Planning and Probate:

5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29



You can register online: or by calling Linda Tyler at 478.5551.

Contact Stephanie Key today if you are interested in pursuing an exciting career as a Paralegal, or 912.478.5360.


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