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Class Schedule
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Jobs: Looking or Hiring?

Looking for a Job/Internship? Looking to hire a Cañada College paralegal student as an intern or employee?

Paralegal Students: please click on the following link, https://canadacollege-csm.symplicity.com/, and follow the prompts to establish a free account and then view job openings.

Potential Employers of Paralegal Students:  please click on the following link, https://canadacollege-csm.symplicity.com/, follow the prompts to  post jobs or internships.

Advice to Paralegal Students:

Become a Notary Public, add a skill, become more employable!

Being a notary public enhances a paralegal's chances of obtaining a job, according to a number of local attorneys and paralegals. So why not become one? The college district's Community Education Program provides you with an opportunity with a one-day notary public workshop, which combines training and then a chance to take the California Notary Public Exam on the same day.

The workshop will be offered twice this semester: At College of San Mateo (CSM) on September 20, 2014 and on November 15, 2014 at Cañada College.

For more details, please click here.

Cañada College Paralegal Program Advisory Committee

With the goal of always improving its paralegal program, Cañada College has an advisory committee comprised of lawyers, paralegals, business professionals, college paralegal and other faculty, legal research experts, non-profit organization leaders, and present and former paralegal program students. Advice and counsel result in relevant class offerings, courses that best equip students with the skills necessary to perform at the highest levels in the workforce; an ongoing plan to seek and create hands-on work opportunities for students, both while they are in the paralegal studies program and once they have graduated; and current and effective marketing, on and off the Web.

About the Program

The Paralegal Program at Cañada college was developed in cooperation with the San Mateo County Bar Association and the San Mateo County Legal Secretaries Association to train personnel to assist attorneys in both civil and criminal matters. Instruction centers on assisting the attorneys in interviewing clients and preparing legal documents. Courses must be evaluated by a letter grade, not by the credit (CR) grade.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Use effectively both book and electronic legal research tools, and to identify and use primary and secondary law sources.
  • Use California superior court judicial council forms, and at least one software program containing such forms.
  • Understand, follow and apply ethical rules for attorneys and paralegals and to identify potential ethical issues in the legal environment

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