Paralegal Program Student Information
If you have decided to enter the exciting paralegal profession, you should consider completion of a paralegal program to help you realize your goal. Paralegal is the growing profession and has grown tremendously when created in the 1960's. Today, the U.S. has 120,000+ paralegals involved in sophisticated law office work to the corporate, government and public arenas. The paralegal profession has achieved awesome recognition. For the Miramar College Paralegal Program to remain approved by the American Bar Association, the ABA requires the completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work to be completed by graduates.
For the Miramar College Paralegal Program to remain approved by the American Bar Association, the ABA requires the completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work to be completed by graduates. Upon transfer to Miramar, an associate degree is awarded by the San Diego Community College District upon completion of the following:
- Paralegal Major Requirements (18 semester units must be completed on campus)
- District Requirements
- General Education Requirements (minimum 18 units)
Therefore, Miramar will evaluate applicants' transfer credits to ensure compliance with ABA educational requirements completed by graduates. Upon transfer to Miramar, an associate degree is awarded by the San Diego Community College District upon completion of the following:
Legal Specialty Course Transfer Credits:
None of the 30 legal specialty credits may be transferred unless such credits were obtained at an out of state accredited American Bar Association approved program and approved by the Program Director or from an accredited California community college program. No more that 12 legal specialty credits will be accepted for transfer.
In addition, all Miramar Paralegal Program students are welcome to join the Paralegal Club which meets once a month on campus. As a member you will enjoy sharing news, ongoing opportunities for career information, updates, academics, announcements, news, links and more.
This is a small collection intended to support the Legal Assistant program. It has basic books for students in that program. If you need to do in-depth legal research, please go to the San Diego County Public Law Library, as their collection will be more extensive and up-to-date. Most of this collection does not circulate. The facility is to be used for quiet study only.
San Diego Paralegal Association
The San Diego Paralegal Association is dedicated to “educating, promoting and strengthening the paralegal community”. For membership application and more information, visit their website: http://sdparalegals.org/03/.