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    SJCL - MCLE

    Posted by SJCL on 8/18/06


    San Joaquin College of Law provides Minimum Continuing
    Legal Education (MCLE) programs which are required of
    California Attorneys and Paralegals.

    Attorneys
    For more information about the requirements, please visit
    the following web page at:
    The State Bar of California

    Paralegals
    On September 13, 2000, Governor Gray Davis signed AB1761;
    a bill which defines the term paralegal/legal assistant as
    an individual who works under the supervision of an
    attorney who must meet certain educational criteria and
    must complete continuing education. The intent of this
    bill is to differentiate those who work under the
    supervision of an attorney and those who provide services
    directly to the public. For those who work under the
    supervision of an attorney, the only intended change to
    the profession is a higher standard of education and
    mandatory continuing education to utilize the title of a
    paralegal. The duties of those who work under the
    supervision of an attorney have not changed and the bill
    codifies existing case law.

    Marilyn Brewer, California Assemblywoman
    Regarding: The Most Frequently Asked Questions Regarding
    AB 1761

    For more on the most frequently asked questions about the
    requirements for Paralegals please visit:
    Paralegal Most Frequently Asked Questions

    Business and Professions Code Section 6450(d)
    All paralegals shall be required to certify completion
    every three years of four hours of mandatory continuing
    legal education in legal ethics. All continuing legal
    education courses shall meet the requirements of Section
    6070. Every two years, all paralegals shall be required to
    certify completion of four hours of mandatory continuing
    education in either general law or in a specialized area
    of law. Certification of these continuing education
    requirements shall be made with the paralegalís
    supervising attorney. The paralegal shall be responsible
    for keeping a record of the paralegalís certifications.





    SJCL




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