provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a
Paralegals perform substantive and procedural
legal work as authorized by law, which work, in the absence of the
paralegal, would be performed by an attorney. Paralegals have
knowledge of the law gained through education, or education and
work experience, which qualifies them to perform legal work.
Paralegals adhere to recognized ethical standards and rules of
According to the U.S. Department of Labor,
employment opportunities for paralegals and legal assistants are
projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through
2010. Employment growth stems from law firms and other employers
with legal staffs increasingly hiring paralegals to lower the cost
and increase the availability and efficiency of legal services.
The majority of job openings for paralegals in the future will be
new jobs created by rapid employment growth.
Paralegal Program has been approved by the California Community
Chancellor's Office (and satisfies the requirement of California
Business and Professions Code, §6450). The program is designed to
train students in the skills and expertise required to obtain
employment as legal professionals. The program is also designed to
help paralegals satisfy continuing education requirements under
California law and preparation for NALA certification. All courses are taught by highly regarded attorneys, paralegals
and professionals in the legal field.