aba approved paralegal program

West Los Angeles College offers the first American Bar Association (ABA)-

Approved Paralegal Program in the Los Angeles Community College District.
 

 

 

Employer/Attorney Survey

National University Articulation Agreement

 

 

logoStudents and alumni are invited to visit WLAC's Paralegal Facebook page. Networking, Q&A, Jobs & more...

 


WHAT IS A PARALEGAL?

 

A PARALEGAL IS a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.   

See Also: Unauthorized Practice of Law Manual 

 

NOTE: This program is not designed for preparation for law school admission. Students should consult catalogs of law schools of their choice or a counselor when planning to attend law school.

 

 

PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS ON THE LEFT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CERTIFICATE AND A.A. DEGREE  PROGRAMS

 

 For More Information:
Call us at (310) 287-4438

or

Email:  

 

Paralegal@wlac.edu 

 

TRANSFER OPTIONS: If you are interested in transferring to a 4--year university, consult with the Counseling Office for individualized educational planning. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EARNING A  BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN PARALEGAL STUDIES, West has curriculum that is aligned with lower-division course requirements for transfer to National University's ABA Approved Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies. National is one of the few 4--year universities in the LA area with an ABA Approved Bachelor's Degree Paralegal Program...read more or click here for the WLAC Articulation Agreement with National University.

 

 


 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR

  2012 GRADUATES & CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS!!

Click here for Graduation day photos:
http://www.wlac.edu/events/gallery/grad2012/

 

 

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS
are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month during
the Spring & Fall.
 

 

IMPORTANT: In order to be
admitted into the Paralegal
Studies Program, you must
attend a Paralegal Information/Orientation Session. 

 

Check back for
upcoming dates

 

Park in LOT 5 off Freshman Drive.  Pay to park at a meter or buy a $2 parking permit to place on your dashboard (permit machine does not give change).  Exit LOT 5 and walk up the stairs.   see campus map.

 

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Evening & Saturday
Classes Available;  

ENROLL
FULL OR PART-TIME

 

THERE IS NO COST TO ENROLL.  GO TO WWW.WLAC.EDU/ENROLL TO ENROLL ONLINE AND OBTAIN A STUDENT ID #.  CLASS SELECTIONS MUST FOLLOW A REQUIRED SEQUENCE.


 

alumna"Having been taught by instructors with real world experience and knowledge was definitely a plus," said West alumna Sonya DeRose. Sonya is currently a paralegal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

 

The 2008 economic downturn derailed Sonya's successful career in sales and marketing. She decided to find something more recession resistant and immediately enrolled in West's paralegal program. After a semester, she secured an internship at nearby Sony and then turned that position into a full-time job... read more 

 

Introductory Courses

booksIntroduction to Law and Legal Profession (PL 10) - 3 units

English 101 - College Reading and Composition 1 - 3 units

Business Law I (Law 1 - same as Business 5) - 3 units

Business Law II (Law 2) - 3 units

Introduction to Civil Litigation (PL 11) - 3 units

 

 

Certificate of Achievement

paralegal professionals

Full and Part-time

Average Time to Complete Full-time Program: 3+ Semesters

Required Units: 38.00

Requirement for Certificate: You must possess at least an Associate (AA) Degree or higher.
Click to view classes required to earn the certificate.

 

Associate in Arts Degree

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Part-time or Full-time

Average Time to Complete Full-time Program: 5+ Semesters

Required Units: 60.00

Earn an Associate in Arts degree (with a Paralegal major) by completing 60 semester units which includes all major requirements and general education courses (Plan B). A counselor must be consulted by all students in this program.
NOTE: Students must complete English 101 and all required Paralegal Courses with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.

Click to view classes required to earn the degree.