CALDA CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


CALDA Membership requires that each member participate in Continuing Education by completing 15 units of CE every 2 years, which shall include 5 hours of UPL/Ethics as adopted by the Membership November 3, 2001. This portion of the website is designed to assist you in fulling this requirement.

 


 

Education needed to become an LDA:
 

To be eligible to apply for registration as a legal document assistant, the applicant shall possess at least one of the following:

(a) A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma, and either a minimum of two years of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney, or a minimum of two years experience, prior to January 1, 1999, providing self-help service.
(b) A baccalaureate degree in any field and either a minimum of one year of law-related experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney, or a minimum of one year of experience, prior to January 1, 1999, providing self-help service.
(c) A certificate of completion from a paralegal program that is institutionally accredited but not approved by the American Bar Association, that requires successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester units, or the equivalent, in legal specialization courses.
(d) A certificate of completion from a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.