ALAMEDA – PARTNERS WITH PERALTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ON A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PROGRAM FOR LEGAL PROCESSING ASSISTANT AND COURTROOM CLERK CERTIFICATES
In a powerful pairing of academia and the judiciary, the Superior Court of Alameda County and Peralta Community College District (PCCD) announced today a partnership to offer a pathway into employment as a Legal Processing Assistant (LPA) or Courtroom Clerk.
A new program offered through the Paralegal Studies Program at Merritt College in Oakland, Calif. beginning this coming fall semester will prepare students for successful careers in public service. Programs for both tracks (LPA and Courtroom Clerk) can be completed within one-to-two semesters and will include work-based learning opportunities, application support, and interview preparation. Internships with the Superior Court are also being developed.
“The new partnership will make training for Legal Processing Assistant and Courtroom Clerk positions more accessible to the local community and equip graduates to participate in the workforce and earn a living wage,” said Marie Amboy, strong workforce director, Peralta Community College District. “In turn, the Court will have access to a more diverse local talent pool with the skills needed to be competitive in today’s marketplace.”
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