Paralegal Program

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Employment Assistance

How it works!

A very active Employment Assistance Office functions as an intermediary between the graduates and the legal and business community at large. While the University of San Diego cannot and does not guarantee employment, every possible effort is made to assist graduates in securing positions as legal professionals.


A resume writing workshop provides a thorough indoctrination in the preparation of a resume. Individual appointments may be scheduled to ascertain the student’s specific job interests, pinpoint geographic preferences for employment and tailor the resume to the legal field.

Interviewing techniques and the job search are covered in another workshop to acquaint students with resources for a productive job search and necessary preparation for a successful interview.

Resume Mailings

At the conclusion of each Program, students desiring employment assistance are required to submit copies of their final resume. The Employment Assistance Office aids in generating interviews through special mailings and continuous contact with the legal and business community--all at no cost to either employers or graduates.


Gainful Employment Statistics

Sample Job Requests for USD Paralegal Program Graduates

Small Estate and Business Planning firm seeks Part or Full Time Paralegal.Duties will include: preparation of estate planning documents including family revocable trusts, wills, irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships, grantor retained trusts, charitable remainder trusts and other sophisticated estate planning documents. Preparation of business planning documents including formation of corporations and limited liability companies, corporate minutes, and business agreements. Requires excellent skills in Microsoft Word, grammar, spelling and proof reading.

Mid-sized management company has opportunity for a full time Paralegal. Duties include maintenance of policy and procedure manuals and corporate records for professional corporations, drafting employment agreements and other legal documents, correspondence and limited research. Must have Bachelor’s degree and ABA approved Paralegal Certificate.

Civil litigation firm seeks Full Time Legal Assistant. Position will involve drafting correspondence, discovery, pleadings, calendaring, client intake and court filings.

San Diego Corporate legal department seeks Full Time Paralegal to proof documents, draft and review contracts.

Construction Defect firm seeks full time paralegal to assist with preparing deposition summaries, trial exhibits, organize files, perform site inspections and legal research.

San Diego Software company seeks Full time Contract Analyst to review and draft licensing software agreements. Bilingual preferred.

Small firm specializing in criminal and immigration law seeks paralegal. Must be bilingual.

Government agency seeks Full time paralegal to assist in elder law issues. Will assist with interviews, drafting pleadings, trial preparation, discovery, legal research and writing.

Criminal law firm seeks full time paralegal to assist with major felony work. Position will include phones, calendaring, translation, drafting correspondence, jail trips.

Family law firm seeks part to full time paralegal/ legal secretary to prepare pleadings, conduct interviews, work with clients and perform legal research.

Downtown firm seeks paralegal. Firm specializes in employment, personal injury, construction, real estate litigation and public entity law.