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.

join our zoom meeting to get insiders' perspective as a paralegal.

Join our zoom meeting to get an insider's perspective as a paralegal.
When: Thursday, May 11 at 12pm (PST) noon

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Member, San Francisco Paralegal Association




Spring 2023 Courses

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 - Introduction to Paralegal Studies

CRN: 32091, Professor Pervaiz
Online, 1/30/2023 - 5/19/2023

PLGL 31 - Legal Writing and Research

CRN: 32065, Professor Lerner
Online -  1/30/2023 - 5/19/2023

PLGL 32 - Litigation and Civil Procedure

CRN: 32114, Professor Graham
Online - 1/30/2023  - 5/19/2023

PLGL 34 - Professional Responsiblity & Ethics

CRN: 32117, Professor Mackey
Online, 01/30/2023  - 5/19/2023

PLGL 36 - Contract Law

CRN: 32115, Professor Pakpour-Falahati
Online, 01/30/2023  - 5/19/2023

ADMJ 60 - Criminal Law

CRN: 31071, Professor Mackey
Tuesday/Thursday, 10:30 am - 11:45am,
1/17/2023 - 5/26/2023

CRN: 30052, Professor Mackey
Tuesday, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (Hybrid)
02/6/2023  - 5/26/2023

CRN: 31424, Professor Mackey
Online, 08/29/2022  - 12/20/2022

PLGL Spring 2023 Courses

* 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

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Career Paths

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