West Valley College Paralegal Program
An ABA-Approved Paralegal Program
California law * sets minimum education and training requirements for persons who perform paralegal tasks.
Such tasks include, for example -
These requirements apply to paralegals who contract with or are employed by an attorney, law firm, corporation, government agency, or other entity.
Evidence of the necessary education and/or training can be shown by one of the following four ways:
In the final two examples above, the lawyer who supervises the employee must, for at least three years prior to supervision, have been licensed in California or have practiced in the California federal courts.
*California Business & Professions Code section 6450 et seq. The Business & Professions Code sections applicable to paralegals can be viewed on the California Codes website at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml