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Cerritos College Paralegal Department video

We are very excited to offer you an outstanding Paralegal Program that is approved by the American Bar Association. We have an excellent staff of instructors who will prepare you for the legal field.

We also offer internship opportunities with more than 100 legal locations that welcome your services.

As our campus is currently closed because of the pandemic, you may contact the Law Department Chair and Paralegal Program Director, Bruce A. Greenberg, Esq. at bgreenberg@cerritos.edu. You may also contact the Paralegal Assistant, Andrea Cano, at acano@cerritos.edu. If you are an employer, seeking intern, or wishing to discuss the presentation of our Program to your school or students, contact the Paralegal Facilitator, Araceli Lopez at arlopez@cerritos.edu.

THIS PROGRAM IS APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Upon Completion of this Program You May Qualify for the following:

Certificate of Achievement
or
Associate of Arts Degree in Paralegal

The Legal Minor does not prepare students for a career as a Paralegal. The Legal Minor is not approved by the American Bar Association.

“Paralegal” means a person who holds himself or herself out to be a paralegal, who is qualified by education, training, or work experience, who either contracts with or is employed by an attorney, law firm, corporation, government agency, or other entity, and who performs substantial legal work under the direction and supervision of an active member of the State Bar of California. A paralegal shall not provide legal advice or engage in conduct that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law. (Business & Professions Code Section 6450)

For additional information on the Paralegal profession, we suggest you visit:

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/paralegals.html
http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/paralegal/
www.paralegal411.org

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