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Apply for the David Goldstein Scholarship
Deadline: May 17

Apply now for the David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Law Students. The deadline to apply for spring 2018 is May 17. The David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Law Students was established in honor of our long-time criminal law teacher. It is open to SF State Paralegal Studies students planning a career in criminal law and to international students. The scholarship awards two $3,000 scholarships in the fall and spring semesters. Learn more about the David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship and how to apply.

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Pat Medina Scholarship Donations

We are sad to announce the passing of Pat Medina, beloved Paralegal Studies program director, faculty member, mentor and colleague. To honor Pat Medina, we invite you to donate to the David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in her name. For details, see Scholarship Donations in Honor of Pat Medina.

Memorial for Pat Medina

We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Paralegal Studies program director, Pat Medina. As our teacher, mentor and director, Pat helped many students launch new careers. Come celebrate Pat's life with us and help Pat's legacy live on. Please bring a fun Pat story, if you are attending.

Memorial for Pat Medina
Friday, April 20
5:30pm - 7:30pm
SF State Downtown Campus
RSVP on Evite

Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone you feel should know. Space is available to the first 200 people who RSVP.

Pat Medina Memorial

SFLPA Has a New Website

San Francisco Legal Professionals Association (SFLPA) has a new website. Visit the new SFLPA site to find upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, membership information and more. 

News from SFPA - Volunteer Opportunity at Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving and fighting for liberation.

TLC's Legal Information Helpline receives over 2,000 requests every year from transgender people and their family members seeking legal information and referrals. TLC is based in Oakland and welcomes remote or in-person volunteers for the following roles:

  • Legal Information Helpline Response Volunteer:
    Response volunteers answer questions with the help of TLC's database of legal information and TLC staff training and support. All incoming questions come in through a web portal and are answered by email; volunteers do not need to respond to questions in real time. All training and volunteer work can be done remotely. Volunteers commit to answering at least ten questions a month for three months, approximately a ten-hour-a-month commitment.
  • Legal Information Helpline Intake Volunteer:
    Intake volunteers help process incoming calls and voicemails, perform intakes, and gather information from Helpline callers so that Helpline response volunteers can provide complete and personalized answers to their legal questions. Intake volunteers who are able to come into TLC's downtown Oakland office on a semi-regular basis are especially helpful, but committed remote volunteers are also welcome. Intake volunteers commit to contributing at least three hours a week.

No particular expertise or background is necessary, but a knowledge of basic legal terminology and processes and strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity are helpful. Those interested in either role should email Ian Anderson, Legal Services Coordinator, at



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