The instruction in the Paralegal Certificate Program is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand. Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. This program will help students increase their office's efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills.
The Paralegal Certificate Program is offered in partnership by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Center for Legal Studies.
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturdays
No classes on July 5th - 6th, 2013
Room number to be determined
- Individuals seeking paralegal training and skills necessary for a career as a paralegal
- Current paralegals wanting to increase their office's efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills
8 weeks/ 84 hours/ 8.4 CEUs
Military Funding Information:
The Paralegal Certificate Program has been approved by the Department of Veterans Services to receive GI Bill funding. Spouses of active duty military members that are eligible for MYCAA and active duty military members that are eligible for Air Force TA and Army TA may contact their education service officer to apply for course approval. For more information regarding military funding for this course, visit our Financial and Military Assistance page or contact our office at 706-542-3537.
Gail Stowers received a Bachelors of Science in Social Work from the University of Georgia and attended paralegal school in Raleigh, North Carolina. Stowers worked as a litigation paralegal with the law firm of Beaver, Holt and Richardson, and later attended Webster University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she received a dual Masters degree in Management and in Human Resources.
Stowers has been employed with the State Personnel Administration in the Legal Services Division as a Human Resources Project Manager and Employee Relations Specialist for more than 10 years. Some of her responsibilities include legal research, program management of the statewide alternative dispute resolution program, ADA Compliance manager and consultant to managers, employees and non-state entities. She also participates in some legislative and diversity management activities.
Textbooks are available from the Center for Legal Studies for approximately $375(US). To order your textbooks please call 800-522-7737 or visit The Center for Legal Studies.