American Bar Association Approval
The SF State Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association. Recent California legislation defines who may call himself or herself a paralegal and sets forth educational criteria for paralegals. One of the criteria is graduation from a program approved by the American Bar Association. Please refer to the section on New California Legislation on Paralegals. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
For more information on the ABA approval, please contact our program coordinator at (415) 817-4244.
Paralegal Courses in Downtown San Francisco
San Francisco State University's Paralegal Studies courses are held at the SF State Downtown Campus, conveniently located at 160 Spear Street, near the Embarcadero BART Station, Transbay Terminal and the Ferry Building.
The Paralegal Studies program offers a variety of courses in all aspects of paralegal education. You may select any class that interests you, or follow our comprehensive Paralegal Studies certificate curriculum.