Resources

  • American Association for Paralegal Education - Established in 1981, AAfPE is a national organization serving paralegal education and institutions that offer paralegal education programs. USD School of Law Paralegal Program is an AAfPE Institutional Member.
  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals - Here you will find information on preparing for a career as a paralegal, where to get training and what it means to graduate from an ABA-approved paralegal education program.
  • State Bar of California - Find attorney resources. Learn about the legislative decisions affecting the practice of law in California.
  • LexisNexis - 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 - 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, including the voluntary Certified Paralegal examination.
  • 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. Paralegals may join as associate members.
  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) - 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 - Established in 1977, the San Diego Paralegal Association promotes the paralegal profession through awareness, education and public service.
  • U.S. Department of Labor Statistics - Review the U.S. Department of Labor's current outlook for the paralegal profession.
  • University of San Diego Veteran Student Services - Information for military and veteran students with links to campus and community resources.