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 18 semester hours of course work to be completed at
None of the 18 legal specialty required may be transferred into the
progam unless such credits were obtained from an American Bar
Association approved program and approved by the Program Director or from
an accredited California community college program. Up to 12 legal
specialty elective credits may be accepted for transfer. Miramar will evaluate
applicants' transfer credits to ensure compliance with ABA educational
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.
Lamdba Epsilon Chi (LEX)
Miramar College is an institutional member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE). AAfPE has establised a national society in paralegal/legal assistant studies: Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX). Miramar College has a chapter of LEX.
According to the National Charter of Lambda Epsilon Chi:
"The purpose of LEX is to recognize persons who have demostrated superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal/legal assistant studies offered at an institution that is an institutional member is good standing of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE),"
Miramar College inducts members into LEX each spring. A student is eligible for induction if she/he has completed at least Two-thirds of the program reqiurments and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher and a grade point average of 3.5 or higher within the paralegal courses of the program.
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.