The Standing Committee on Paralegal's updated publication serves as a guide to the ABA approval process and navigation of the ABA Paralegal Education Program Approval Process Electronic Reporting System. It serves as a step-by-step guide to understanding the process and includes updated information on the Guidelines and what programs must do in preparation for:
- Submitting an application for approval
- Hosting a site visit
- Preparing and submitting required interim reports
- Preparing and submitting reapproval reports
- Maintaining compliance throughout the period of approval, including notifying the ABA of major changes in advance of implementation
The content is divided into two separate volumes: The ABA Practical Guide, Part I: Guidelines for the Approval of Paralegal Education Programs and The ABA Practical Guide, Part II: Obtaining and Maintaining Approval of Paralegal Education Programs. The appendices that follow the narrative portion of The ABA Practical Guide, Parts I and II are extensive and include ABA required forms, samples of various documents required throughout the process, as well as examples of completed forms.