The House of Delegates of the American Bar Association (ABA)
has granted final approval to the certificate program offered by the Paralegal Program at the University of San Diego. The USD Paralegal Program began in 1975 and in 1977 became the first ABA Approved paralegal program in San Diego. All programs must be in existence for two years and have graduated students prior to applying for approval. ABA Approval has served as a benchmark for many employers who hire paralegals. The ABA requires thorough self-studies and periodic site visits to the program which ensures quality in faculty, curriculum, advisory boards, student services, library holdings and resources.