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Resources

American Association for Paralegal Education www.aafpe.org - Established in 1981, AAfPE is a national organization serving paralegal education and institutions that offer paralegal education programs.

American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistants 
www.abanet.org
 - Here you will find information on preparing for a career as a legal assistant, where to get training and what it means to graduate from an ABA-approved legal assistant education program.

California State Bar Association www.calbar.ca.gov - Find attorney resources. Learn about the legislative decisions affecting the practice of law in California.

LSAT Preparation Courses www.sandiego.edu/testprep - Provides schedules and information about USD’s courses for the Law School Admissions Test. Graduates of the USD Paralegal Program receive a 10% discount on the course.

Legal Assistant Today www.legalassistanttoday.com - Associated with a magazine of the same name, this web site is the only independent legal news resource covering the paralegal profession. Includes an updated school directory of paralegal programs.

LexisNexis www.LexisNexis.com/LNparalegal  - Dedicated exclusively to paralegals, this site is designed to provide you with information and tools to improve your legal research skills.

National Association of Legal Assistants www.nala.org - Incorporated in 1975, NALA is an integral part of the legal community, working to improve the quality and effectiveness of the delivery of legal services. The National Association of Legal Assistants is composed of over 18,000 paralegals, through individual members and through its 90 state and local affiliated associations. This web site includes information about the paralegal career and about the programs and services of NALA.

San Diego County Bar Association - Established In 1899, the San Diego County Bar Association is a great resource for information on San Diego’s legal community.

National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) www.paralegals.org - The oldest and largest national paralegal association. Website provides information on paralegal education, salaries, and resources for beginning a legal career. It also includes information about the PACE (Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam) and professional development for paralegals.

San Diego Paralegal Association http://sdparalegals.org/ - Established in 1977, the San Diego Paralegal Association promotes the paralegal profession through awareness, education and public service.

U.S. Department of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov