General Law Office Certificate

The General Law Office certificate is an option available to students who have completed a two-year or four-year
degree in any discipline.

In order for a student to be eligible to sit for the North Carolina Certified Paralegal exam 10 hours of LEX courses
must be taken as seated, in-person courses. This applies to all certificates, diplomas and degrees in the paralegal program at Johnston Community College

C25380
Day/Evening/Online/Full-Time

Fall Semester 1

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
LEX 120 - Legal Research/Writing I 2.00 2.00 3.00
LEX 140 - Civil Litigation I 3.00 3.00
LEX 250 - Wills, Estates, & Trusts 2.00 2.00 3.00
Total: 9

Spring Semester 1

Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credits
LEX 130 - Civil Injuries 3.00 3.00
LEX 160 - Criminal Law & Procedure 2.00 2.00 3.00
LEX 240 - Family Law 3.00 3.00
Total: 9