Paralegal Program

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Continuing Education and Advanced Courses

The Alumni Association, in collaboration with the USD Paralegal Program, offers continuing education seminars, workshops, and courses that members may take at discounted prices. We are pleased to have approval from the State Bar of California to offer MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education)* credit at many of our seminars.

Section 6450 (d) of the Business and Professional Code that pertains to the continuing education requirements for paralegals requires that paralegals have four (4) hours of mandatory continuing legal education in legal ethics every two years and four (4) hours of mandatory continuing legal education in general law or an area of specialized law every two years.

Detailed information is available by reading Section 6450-6456 of the California Business and Professions Code.

The next Continuing Legal Education offering will be:

Dying Intestate - What Happens When I Die Without a Will?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
1 MCLE Credit

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Course Information:
Will the State of California take my assets? Do my parents get anything if I am married? I’m not too wealthy, so does my estate go through probate? What happens to my outstanding debts? This course is designed to answer these questions and to provide attendees an introductory understanding of the laws of intestacy in California. Topics covered will include intestate succession, characterization of the deceased’s property, and the probate process.  Further, the course will also cover how certain assets can potentially avoid probate.

Mark John M. Ignacio is a solo practitioner who currently practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Landlord-Tenant Law, and Business Entities formation. He is licensed to practice law in California and is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Estate Planning and New/Young Lawyer’s Section. He received his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, graduating in the top 25% of his class, while earning an Academic Achievement Award and the Wiley B. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services. Mr. Ignacio received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of San Diego, graduating Magna Cum Laude in the Honors Program and receiving Phi Beta Kappa distinction.

The Ethics class taught by David McGowan, J.D. was well worth spending two hours on a Saturday morning... Roxanne A.