Welcome to Paralegal Base

I have been a paralegal or legal assistant for over twenty years, and I am still very passionate about the work that I do. I am certified by the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”) and I also hold an advanced certification or specialty from NALA in the area of civil litigation. Additionally, I have a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Alliant International University, San Diego, California. Prior to my NALA certifications, I obtained an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies. It is amazing how much the field has expanded and evolved since I went to paralegal school.

After more than two decades, I am still very excited about the career — so much so, I have decided to develop a website dedicated to facilitating and discussing it. Besides providing a discussion forum, this website also provides those who visit with resource tools. Paralegalbase.com is still relatively new and the team is working to provide resource tools for all 50 states.  (An exciting update—resource links for all 50 states are now in place!)

New exciting update—for all my Canadian readers or visitors, I have now provided links to Canadian Courts of the Provinces on Paralegal Base as well.  Select “Other Resources” and you will find it!

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Alabama Resources

Here are some helpful resources for the State of Alabama.  Alabama photo

Secretary of the State

Business Services

UCC Search

State Bar

State Courts:
Supreme Court
Court of Appeals

Judicial Circuit Courts: (Individual District Courts homepages are accessible through this link.)

Federal Courts:
USDC Northern District
USDC Middle District
USDC Southern District

Bankruptcy Courts:
Northern District
Middle District
Southern District

Federal Appellate:
11th Circuit

Arizona Resources

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Here are some helpful resources for the State of Arizona:

Corporation Commission
You can obtain public records of business entities formed or authorized to transact business in the State of Arizona.

Secretary of State

Arizona Registrar of Contractors

AZ State Board of Technical Registration

Assessors of Selective Counties:
Cochise County
Maricopa County

Pima County
Pinal County

Recorders of Selective Counties:
Cochise County
Maricopa County
Pima County
Pinal County

State Bar

State Courts:
Arizona Supreme Court
Arizona Court of Appeals Div. 1

Arizona Court of Appeals Div. 2

There are 15 counties in the State of Arizona.

Found here: General link to all Arizona Superior Courts

Records of case history for the counties including Justice Courts are accessible through this link.

Apache County Superior Court

Cochise County Superior Court

Coconino County Superior Court

Gila County Superior Court

Graham County Superior Court

Greenlee County Superior Court

LaPaz County Superior Court

Maricopa County Superior Court

Mohave County Superior Court

Navajo County Superior Court

Pima County Superior Court

Pinal County Superior Court

Santa Cruz County Superior Court

Yavapai County Superior Court

Yuma County Superior Court

Federal Courts:
The United States District Court for the District of Arizona has 5 locations where hearings are held, i.e. Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff and Yuma. Here is the link to access the main website:
USDC for the District of Arizona

Bankruptcy Court

Federal Appellate Court:
9th Circuit

California Resources

Golden Gate BridgeHere are some helpful resources for the State of California:

California Department of Business Oversight
Effective July, 2013, two departments, California Department of Corporation and Department of Financial Institution merged to become California Department of Business Oversight

California Secretary of State

UCC Search

State Bar of California

State Courts:
Supreme Court of California

There are 6 District Court of Appeals (1st through 6th) in California and each District’s link can be found here

There are 58 counties in California and links to their website can be found at:

Federal Courts:
USDC, Northern District
USDC, Central District
USDC, Eastern District
USDC, Southern District

Bankruptcy Courts:
Northern District
Central District
Eastern District

Southern District

Federal Appellate Court:
9th Circuit

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