Our Mission

To provide a voluntary, uniform professional credential for those demonstrating advanced knowledge of California law and procedure and to enhance the quality of services available from California paralegals to the legal community.


The Commission for Certification of California Paralegals (“CCCP,” formerly known as the Commission for Advanced California Paralegal Specialization, Inc., “CACPS”) was created as the entity to oversee, develop, and implement the California Advanced Specialist program.  CCCP is dedicated to certifying that qualified paralegals have advanced knowledge in a specialty area of California law.  CCCP works closely with NALA – Association for Paralegals, to implement the goals of paralegals in California and to maintain an advanced certification program for California paralegals. (more)

The Board

The CCCP Board comprises seven to eleven members.  Board members may include certified paralegals, attorneys admitted to practice law in the state of California or a California judge, and paralegal educators committed to the advancement of the California Advanced Specialist certification program.  Board members serve staggered two-year terms and attend four meetings a year during which the board reviews course programs, testing and administrative issues, as well as marketing efforts.  The Board works closely with NALA – Association for Paralegals, technical writers, and others interested in the advancement of the paralegal profession and certification in particular.

Join Us!

CCCP is always recruiting new Board members.  Please email or call Catherine Durgin at catherine.durgin@gmail.com or 310-282-2356 for more information.