Our goal is to prepare you to become a successful paralegal in a rewarding and challenging legal career. Qualified paralegals in California are in high demand. California is also the second-highest paying state for paralegals. Upon completion of a paralegal certificate or associate degree, you will have met all the statutory educational requirements to become a paralegal in California. As a paralegal student, you'll have access to online legal research, internships and other practical hands-on legal training and events.