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 California Business and Professional Code 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:

Family Dynamics in Criminal Cases
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
1.5 MCLE Credits

Course Information:
The course will discuss family matters in criminal cases. Topics will include domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse.

Patrick McGrath is Deputy District Attorney in the Special Operations Division of the San Diego Office of the District Attorney. A graduate of the USD School of Law, Mr. McGrath has worked over 20 years for San Diego County, serving as Deputy City Attorney in the Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Unit and Chief of the Family Protection Division in the Office of the District Attorney. In addition, Mr. McGrath is a retired Rear Admiral from the U.S. Navy, after providing more than 30 years of service. Mr. McGrath published “In Search of a New Model for Coordinated Urban Child Abuse Investigations” for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and has spoken on the issue of domestic violence for numerous organizations.

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