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Paralegal and legal assistant careers enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities in both private and public sector. They are utilized by attorneys, corporations, insurance companies, banks, Real Estate companies and governmental agencies.

Certificate (358 Hours)

Courses are taught by licensed practicing attorneys or paralegals who lead students through real-life cases while providing critical insight into the legal profession. The eleven-course certificate offers 358 hours of instruction.

The program includes a 30 hour internship. The internship is designed to transition students from standard coursework to practical experience in a law office or other legal organization.

All classes are held on the Palo Alto College campus. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


LGL 1001 Introduction to Paralegalism (16 Contact Hours)
Cost: $138.00

LGL 1005 Paralegal Trial Preparation and Procedures (48 Contact Hours)
Cost: $325.00

COSW 2000 Notary Public Training (8 Contact Hours)
Cost: $101.00

CMS 1019 Paralegal Software - Pro Doc (32 Contact Hours)
Cost: $238.00

LGL 1003 Introduction to Law (48 Contact Hours)
Cost: $325.00

LGL 1004 Family Law (48 Contact Hours)
Cost: $325.00

LGL 1023 Interviewing and Investigating (32 Contact Hours)
Cost: $238.00

LGL 1002 Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (16 Contact Hours)
Cost: $138.00

LGL 1006 Tort and Personal Injury Law (48 Contact Hours)
Cost: $325.00

LGL 1007 Legal Research (32 Contact Hours)
Cost: $238.00

LGL 1008 Internship - Paralegal (30 Contact Hours)
Cost: $238.00

Summer/Fall Schedule

CRN Dates Day/Time Payment /Registration Deadline
LGL 1001 Introduction to Paralegalism            10/5-10/21                      MTW 6 pm - 9 pm      9/21/15
CMS 1019 ProDocs                                          10/26-11/23                   MTW 6 pm–9 pm        10/12/15
LGL 1002 Legal Ethics                                     12/7-12/16                     MTW 6 pm-9 pm        11/30/15

Contact Information

Adult Learning Academy 

Contact: Dolores Zapata, Program Manager