The Daily Transcript is pleased to partner with the University of San Diego Paralegal Program to celebrate the program's 30th anniversary. This special report recognizes the faculty, students and alumni of the Paralegal Program and their contributions to the legal community.

  • LexisNexis service available to USD paralegal students

    LexisNexis is a leading provider of authoritative legal, news, public records and business information; including tax and regulatory publications in online, print or CD-ROM formats.

  • Salute to our distinguished faculty

    When the requests went out for students and graduates to nominate instructors who they wished to honor, replies came pouring in. The following profiles highlight the backgrounds of those receiving the most nominations:

  • Continuing education classes slated for Fall 2005

    This Spring, USD and the Paralegal Program Alumni Association offered continuing education classes on topics such as Bankruptcy, Probate, Patent Law, Legal Technology and Ethics.*

  • Message from the director

    As director of USD’S Paralegal Program for the last 25 years, I am most proud of the excellent reputation of our program in the legal community. That reputation is a result of the excellent caliber of our students and graduates, the faculty who teach them, the hard-working Alumni Association, the dedicated USD staff, the Advisory Board and the satisfaction of hundreds of employers who have benefited from our well-prepared professional graduates.

  • Freelance focus

    "Freelance, Independent, Contract" Paralegals - all are essentially the same: individuals who are self-employed and offer their services to attorneys on a short-term or long-term basis.

  • Distinguished graduates

    Sally Cadirci

  • Curriculum advisor: The Honorable Justice Richard Huffman

    The Honorable Justice Richard Huffman has been Chairman of the USD Paralegal Program Advisory Board and Curriculum Advisor for the past 15 years.

  • Reaching out to paralegals in San Diego

    In September of this year, the University of San Diego Paralegal Program, in conjunction with the San Diego Paralegal Association and other paralegal programs, will host a joint meeting with students and practicing paralegals.

  • Premier legal research center at USD serves students, community alike

    Not just your average law library, the Pardee Legal Research Center (LRC) on campus at the University of San Diego is the region's "premier legal collection and facility."

  • Internship experience valuable to students and employers

    Each semester, more than 50 interns are placed with local firms and businesses. The internship program is a required component of the Day Program at the University of San Diego.

  • Employment assistance program features top firms, top grads

    Some of San Diego's largest firms have been employing USD paralegals since the early 1980s. Firms such as Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP and DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary contact the program office when seeking qualified paralegals. As a free service to both employers and graduates, the University of San Diego Paralegal Program facilitates the connection.

  • Paralegals and the American Bar Association

    Although we think of the paralegal profession as somewhat "new," the American Bar Association endorsed the use of paralegals in 1967 and established its first committee on paralegals in 1968.

Education Videos

An interview with Jeff Campbell

After wrapping up his discussion on leadership at Cal State San Marcos on Wednesday, Jeff Campbell sat with Transcript reporter Ann Chin to give his feedback of the school's program.