Pioneer Pacific's Paralegal Program Earns Full ABA Approval

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Pioneer Pacific Paralegal Program Receives Full American Bar Association Approval

Portland, ORE March 2011 – This past month, the American Bar Association’s (ABA) House of Delegates took action to award full approval to Pioneer Pacific College’s Paralegal Studies program.

With the House of Delegates’ decision, the PPC Paralegal Studies program becomes one of only two ABA approved programs of its kind in the state of Oregon.

“This is a great achievement for our campus and for the paralegal department at Pioneer Pacific College,” said PPC Director of Education, Fred Osborn. “Congratulations to paralegal program director Vanesa Pancic-Meier, associate program director Warren Moe and the entire paralegal department who, through their hard work and dedication, made this happen.”

The principal objective of the ABA paralegal education program approval process is to foster a high quality of paralegal education and training standards.

The approval process consists of several stages including the preparation of a self-evaluation report and supporting documents, review by educational consultants, an onsite evaluation of all program operations to verify that they operate in compliance with ABA guidelines and consideration by the Standing Committee on Paralegals & Approval Commission.

Once a program is approved it is required to submit ongoing interim reports to ensure that it continues to comply with ABA guidelines. Paralegal programs that successfully complete the evaluation process are approved for a period of seven years, before having to reapply.

“The ABA only approves programs that are dedicated to providing students with the tools for becoming successful paralegals and we are honored to be recognized as being worthy of ABA approval, “said Vanesa Pancic-Meier, program director of the PPC Paralegal Studies department.

For more information about the paralegal program at Pioneer Pacific College, please contact Admissions at 503.682.3903 or

About Pioneer Pacific College:

Pioneer Pacific College is an Oregon founded and Oregon based school. At PPC, we care deeply about the communities we live in. We have proudly served the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years by providing high-quality, career focused education. In fact, we recently celebrated an important milestone in our history, with over 10,000 graduates who have successfully completed a Pioneer Pacific program of study.  Since 1981, our graduates have been taking on the world in fast-paced, rewarding careers. We know you are busy, so our programs are designed to fit your lifestyle. We have an admissions process that carefully guides you through each and every step of the enrollment process.  Our classes begin every ten weeks, so you can begin training for your new career as soon as possible. When you join Pioneer Pacific, you will get a comprehensive education that prepares you for entry level employment in your chosen field of study. Our professional development services, financial aid guidance and all-inclusive tuition program make it simple for you to enroll and start preparing for your new career.