A Message to ABA Approved Paralegal Programs from the Standing Committee on Paralegals and Approval Commission
The ABA Standing Committee and Approval Commission understand that with the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) many educational institutions are implementing contingency plans that may impact normal paralegal program operations. While the Standing Committee promotes compliance with the Guidelines along with the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, it is understood that certain circumstances may cause disruption to the extent where closures and schedule changes occur. In light of emergencies or disasters, we ask that any variances from normal operations that disrupt compliance with the Guidelines be documented and included as part of the next reporting period for the program. Any programs with specific questions or seeking guidance on accommodations, please contact ABA staff.