Paralegal Certificate Program

Meet Your Paralegal Instructors

All of our instructors in the UNC Charlotte Continuing Education Paralegal Certificate Program are specialists and currently working in their fields. Check out their profiles below:

Mandy Carter
Mandy Carter, Esq. - Introduction to American Jurisprudence

Mandy Carter focuses on the practice areas of real estate and trusts and estates and teaches courses focused on paralegal studies.

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Stephanie Elliott
Stephanie Elliott, NCCP - The Paralegal Profession

Stephanie Elliott is a NC State Bar Certified Paralegal in the Charlotte office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

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Carla Boles
Carla Boles, Esq. - Legal Research and Legal Writing

Carla Boles has a strong commitment to legal education, having taught at several law schools and paralegal institutions for over 20 years.

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Hugh B. Lewis
Judge Hugh B. Lewis - Litigation

Hugh B. Lewis is a retired Resident Superior Court Judge for District 26B in Mecklenburg County. He presided over both Criminal and Civil jury trials.

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Russell Hendrix
A. Russell Hendrix, Esq. - Legal Ethics

Russell Hendrix is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and currently works for the Mecklenburg County Family Court Administrator’s Office.

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Christine Sylvester
Christine Sylvester, P.A. - Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Christine Sylvester is focused in the areas of advanced estate planning, tax law, and elder law.

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Richard Abernethy
Judge Richard Abernethy - Criminal Law

Hon. Richard B. Abernethy serves as a North Carolina District Court Judge in Gastonia, North Carolina.

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Mark Heekin
Mark Heekin, Esq. - Real Property

Mark Heekin is Senior Real Estate Counsel with Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA company.

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Bill Moore
William Moore, Esq. - Commercial Law

William E. Moore, Jr. is a partner in the Gastonia law firm of Gray, Layton, Kersh, Solomon, Furr & Smith, P.A. 

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Marty McGee
Judge Martin B. McGee - Family Law

Marty McGee serves as the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge in Cabarrus County. He has also served as a Special Superior Court Judge.

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Lauren Tate
Lauren Tate - Interview Practicum

Lauren C. Tate is a Recruiting Director at Carolina Legal Staffing LLC, where she services small to mid-size law firms with temporary, temp to perm and permanent hiring needs.

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