The Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County ("PASCCO") was founded in 1978 as a professional and educational organization for the individuals within the paralegal profession. The majority of our members are paralegals employed by Santa Clara County law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies but we are branched out to San Mateo and Alameda Counties. Additional members include students, educators, and other persons interested in the development and care of the paralegal profession.

Mission Statement 

  • To constitute a county-wide voice on behalf of the paralegal profession;
  • To advance, foster, and promote the paralegal concept within the legal community;
  • To establish good fellowship among Association members, NALA, CAPA, and members of the legal community;
  • To promote high standards of ethical and professional competence;
  • To further education among members of the profession;
  • To interact with bar associations; and
  • To support and carry out the programs, purposes, aims, and goals of NALA and CAPA


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PASCCO has several standing committees including

  • Audit --Reconciles the expenses of the organization for the prior year at the beginning of the year
  • Awards--Reviews nominations & makes recommendations to the board for various awards of PASCCO and CAPA 
  • Bylaws & Policy--Reviews Bylaws & Policy and make recommendations to the board for changes
  • MCLE--Maintains & creates documentation for each MCLE presentation for the period proscribed by the Bar
  • Membership--Interfaces with members, processes memberships, and prepares monthly news blasts
  • Nomination & Elections--Reviews the nominations for officers and contacts nominees to obtain response to nomination 
  • Programs--Assists with locating speakers and venues for various events throughout the year
  • Public Relation/Social Media--Monitor social media accounts and create posts of interest to the membership
  • Seminar--Work on the seminar committee in vetting venues, brainstorming topics & theme, finding speakers, etc.
  • Speakers Bureau--Receive requests for a member to speak at outside events & assign a member to represent PASCCO

If you are interested in having a PASCCO member speak at your event, please contact


All of the above committees welcome your help!   

It's not too early to start thinking about the the 2020 Seminar!  Consider joining the Seminar Committee!   if interested, please contact This is PASCCO's signature event of the year and we would love to have members involved!!

The Membership Committee is welcoming members in joining us in discussions and projects pertaining to our membership base, member engagement, and proposals for making PASCCO a better organization for all local current and aspiring Paralegals.

If you want to help on any of these or other committees, please e-mail


There are opportunities to get involved and start a section in a specific practice area to host and conduct MCLE events for a specific area of the law.  PASCCO has a rich history of having various practice area groups including Trust & Estates, IP, Corporate, and Litigation.  In recent years, we have not had a member step forward to lead any practice areas.  We hope soon a member or members will volunteer to lead a section again!  The board will support any member who wishes to establish a section practice area.  Please contact if you would like more information about leading a section!


 PASCCO is an Association Member of the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA). All PASCCO members are bound by the CAPA Ethics Guidelines.

California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA)       
373 E. Shaw Avenue, No. 104                                                     
 Fresno, CA 93710                                                                       
 Telephone: (844) 367-2272                                                                                                         


Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County (PASCCO) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PASCCO is an approved MCLE provider and certifies that certain designated activies have been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California. MCLE Certificates of Attendance will be available at the event.

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