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There are few regionally accredited paralegal institutions that offer a bachelor's degree in Southern California like National University. This program has the distinction of one of the first baccalaureate degree programs in the country to prepare individuals for the paralegal profession.

It is approved by the American Bar Association (or ABA) at both the Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks campuses.

Admission Procedures:

  • High school graduates are requires to have a 2.0 GPA.
  • Applications who have gained less than 90 quarter (60 semester) transferable college credit units must have either graduated from high school or passed the G.E.D.
  • Admission to High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges is given only if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or better. Students entering the semester with a GPA of 2.0 or below will be placed on automatic probation.

What is the job of a Paralegal?

"Paralegal" and "legal assistant" are basically two names for the same profession. A "paralegal" is a person able to contract with or who has employment at a law firm or other agency and is performing substantial legal work with the supervision of a member of the California State Bar defined by Section 6060. This qualified person may also work for an attorney practicing federal law in this state.

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