The Paralegal Program at Cañada College was developed in cooperation with the San Mateo County Bar Association and the San Mateo County Legal Secretaries Association to train personnel to assist attorneys in both civil and criminal matters. Instruction centers on assisting the attorneys in interviewing clients and preparing legal documents. Courses must be evaluated by a letter grade, not by the Pass grade.
Paralegal Studies (AS) Requirements
|Complete Core Courses, 15 units||Units|
|CBOT 472||Beginning Word Processing||1.5 units|
|CBOT 474||Intermediate Word Processing||1.5 units|
|LEGL 249||Introduction to the Legal System||3 units|
|LEGL 250||Legal Research and Writing||3 units|
|LEGL 252||Civil Litigation and Trial Preparation||3 units|
|LEGL 262||Paralegalism and Study of Legal Ethics||3 units|
|Selective courses, choose a minimum of 12 units from the following:||Units|
|BUS. 201||Business Law||3 units|
|CBOT 432||Introduction to Computer Applications||3 units|
|CBOT 435||Spreadsheets||3 units|
|LEGL 251||Torts||3 units|
|LEGL 254||Family Law||3 units|
|LEGL 260||Advance Legal Research and Writing||3 units|
|LEGL 264||Contracts||3 units|
|LEGL 272||Immigration Law||3 units|
|LEGL 276||Electronic Litigation||2 units|
|LEGL 672||Cooperative Education: Internship||1 - 8 units|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.