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Legal Assistant Program - Miramar College

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Paralegal Program Information

Miramar College
Legal Assistant Program
10440 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, California

Tel: 619.388.7892
Fax: n/a

Associate Degree, Certificate


Miramar College is one of three comprehensive community colleges in the San Diego Community College District. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Also, The California State Department of Education also approves it. Regular as well as distance mode of education programs are offered.

Its Library/Learning Resources Center is extremely well stocked with a special law library collection. Financial aid is available to the deserving candidates. Its Personal Learning Assistance Center also provides support to the students.

Its Legal Assistant Programs are approved by the American Bar Association as well as being a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education. It offers an Associate's Degree in Legal studies as well as a Certificate in Legal Studies. Students are aided in undergoing an internship in an appropriate establishment. The Paralegal Certificate Program is designed for students who have already earned a degree and consists of 5 core classes, 4 legal specialty classes and 2 law related classes. The Paralegal Degree Program consists of 5 core classes, 4 legal specialty classes, 2 law related classes and 30 units of specific general education classes.

Required Legal Classes include Legal Procedures, Legal Research, Legal Communication, Litigation I, Litigation II, and the Legal Specialty Electives includes programs in Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Introduction to Paralegalism, Federal Court Practices & Procedures, Contract Law, Law Office Management, Criminal Litigation and Procedures, Immigration Law, Elder Law Individualized Instruction in Legal Assistant, Criminal Law I, Criminal Law II, Constitutional Law I, Business Law and the Legal Environment, Legal Aspects of Real Estate I, California Workers Compensation, Financial Accounting, Federal Income Tax, and Estates, Trust and Wills.


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