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Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies Program offers a 24 academic-unit certificate intended to prepare students for employment as a paralegal for various legal sectors. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of the paralegal profession to enhance the ability to reason, understand and apply correct principles of law by teaching analytical and critical thinking skills.

The program is taught by attorneys and paralegals who have practical experience in the field and satisfies all educational requirements required by California law. As such, you will gain the legal knowledge and skills to land a paralegal job in any state.


Spring 2021 Courses


Due to COVID-19, all Spring 2021 Courses will be offered fully online. The following courses are available for you to register in today, don't wait!! Log on to your Class-Web to see additional details and register with the CRN.


PLGL 30 - Intro to Paralegal Studies
CRN: 32917, Professor Graham
Online, 1/25/2021 - 5/28/21

PLGL 31 - Legal Writing and Research
CRN: 32829, Professor Lerner
Online, 1/25/21 - 5/21/21

PLGL 32 - Contract Law
CRN: 33268, Professor Shoker
Online, 2/1/21 - 5/21/21

PLGL 36 - Litigation and Civil Procedure
CRN: 32946, Professor Graham
Online, 1/25/21 - 5/21/21

ADMJ 60 - Criminal Law
CRN: 30063, Professor Mackey

Online- Zoom Lecture (Wed 10:30-11:45 am), 

CRN: 31401, Professor Mackey
Online- Zoom Lecture (Tues 10:30-11:45 am), 

CRN: 31598, Professor Mackey
Online, 1/25/21-5/21/21

CRN: 31861, Professor Mackey
Online, 3/15/21-5/21/21



* Please see Chabot College Administration of Justice webpage for information regarding ADMJ courses.


Program Curriculum

Contact Us

Cheryl Mackey, Esq.
Department Chair/Faculty
Phone 510.723.6973
Building & room Building 400, room 402J - 1st fl

Jessica Graham, Esq.
Adjunct Faculty
Building & room Building 400, 1st fl

Sunny Lerner, Esq.
Adjunct Faculty
Building & room Building 400, 1st fl



Career Outlook

SalaryMedian annual salary


Employment growthJob Growth

Career Paths

  • Corporate Paralegal
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Discovery Paralegal
  • Legal Analyst
  • Legal Support Specialist
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law/Court Clerks
  • Litigation Clerk