The state of California has adopted legislation that defines the titles “paralegal” and “legal assistant” and sets educational criteria and continuing education requirements for paralegals. The San Francisco State University Paralegal Studies certificate program meets the educational requirements of the law by virtue of being offered by an accredited institution with an ABA-approved program, and consisting of more than 24 semester units of paralegal coursework. We also offer a series of paralegal continuing education courses to meet the continuing education standards established by the Business and Professions Code Section 6450 et. seq.
Paralegals who seek to be leaders in their profession often pursue university degrees in paralegal studies, and the paralegal coursework in those degree programs prepare them for nearly any task that they can expect to encounter while working as legal professionals.
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Your paralegal coursework and experienced instructors prepare you to take the National Certified Legal Assistant/Paralegal Examination (CLA/CP Exam)—with no additional fee required.