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Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Online Open House / Information Session

An online information session for prospective paralegal students. Learn about the Paralegal Studies program and get your questions answered.

Date & Time:

Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)


California Notary Public

California State Notary Public

Saturday, January 19, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm

SF State Downtown Campus
835 Market Street, 6th Floor

This one-day course provides all of the required training necessary to become a California notary public. By the end of this course, students will know all the information necessary to pass the State Notary Public exam and fully function as a successful commissioned Notary Public. Notaries public must be California residents; at least 18 years old; pass this course; read, write, and understand English; and pass a background check.

This course is certified by the California Secretary of State and taught by an approved California notary education provider. Per California requirements, late arrivals will not be allowed entry.

The state Notary exam is offered immediately following the class. For the exam bring:

  • a check or money order for $40 made out to the Secretary of State
  • a CA Driver’s License, CA State I.D. card or a U.S. Passport
  • a 2x2 photograph
  • two #2 pencils

Instructor: Randall Kirby, CA Notary Training Center


Winter registration starts November 5. Register on the 6th floor or by calling 415.405.7700 [option 5]

$150 (.7 CEU) | PLS 9169 Section 01 | Class Number 1053


San Francisco Legal Professionals Association
Legal Professional/Secretarial Training Workshop

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Date & Time:

February 2, February 9 and February 16, 2019
8:30am - 5:30pm


SF State Downtown Campus
835 Market Street, 6th Floor

(@ Powell Street BART/Muni Station)


Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

  • Welcome Breakfast / LSI / SFLPA Background
  • California Appellate Procedure
  • Business Writing
  • Family Law
  • Ethics
  • TEST

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

  • Review / Test Corrections
  • 50 Days to Trial: How to Get Ahead of the Curve
  • Real Estate Law
  • E-Filing
  • Social Media in the Workplace & Other Employment Law Hot Topics
  • TEST

Saturday February 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

  • Review / Test Corrections
  • Motions for Summary Judgment
  • Corporate Law
  • Depositions/Relationships with Court Reporters
  • Depositions – from the Attorneys' Point of View
  • Test


Early Registration Deadline Saturday, December 15, 2018

Registration Deadline Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Attendance is free to SF State Paralegal Studies students. Students must pay for the cost of the books.



Register for the event on the the SFLPA website.




Photo: David Goldstein

Apply for the David Goldstein Scholarship
Deadline Extended to December 1, 2018

Apply now for the David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Law Students. The deadline to apply for fall 2018 has been extended to December 1, 2018. 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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