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Continuing Education

NALA has produced continuing education materials for paralegals for over 30 years. From the release of the first NALA Manual for Legal Assistants in the 70's, to today's web-based Advanced Paralegal Certification programs, NALA is dedicated to providing the best in CLE for all paralegals. 

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News & Upcoming Events
Certified Paralegal Program Receives National Accreditation

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has accredited the NALA Certified Paralegal certification program for a five year period, expiring April 30, 2019 ...

Paralegal CLE App for iPad and Androids Now Available

NALA Advanced Paralegal Certification courses, and NALA Campus self-study programs are now available from the Apple Store and Google Play! Paralegals may now purchase or login to courses in which they are currently enrolled through this app. The app features a free course preview for each of the 32 programs, and access to course pre-tests for CP Exam prep courses!

New Advanced Certification Course - Child Custody

A new Advanced Paralegal Certification (APC) course in Family Law – Child Custody, Support and Visitation is now available to paralegals seeking advanced certification in this specialty practice area ...

Certifying Board Releases Job Analysis Report

The report is used by the Certifying Board to validate and update the Certified Paralegal exam as needed and ensure NALA has current information about the roles and responsibilities of paralegals.

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Continuing Education

Continuing education for all paralegals is NALA's mission. This section provides information about the various programs of NALA. All continuing education programs are available to all who want to participate. NALA members receive significant discounts off registration fees and books.

Continuing Education Council

All NALA continuing education programs are overseen by the association's Continuing Education Council. The council is composed entirely of active members of NALA.  The council also works with Headquarters staff, professional writers, and others in planning and developing educational programs. The chair of the Continuing Education Council is a member of the NALA Board of Directors.

 Types of Programs

NALA CLE programs consist of live educational, online self study programs, and publications.

Web based programs: 

  • NALA Campus LIVE! - Live web seminars are offered in two sessions each year, February-May and August-November. Each session features about 30 on-line seminars. The level of instruction varies - we try to offer programs for novice to advanced level paralegals. Each seminar is repeated within one year and more often, based on demand. Some of the sessions are recorded for those unable to participate in the live program.
  • NALA Campus Self Study Program - These programs use the same technical platform as the NALA Advanced Paralegal Certification programs. They are available on a 24/7 basis. Programs feature instruction much like a slide presentation with text, an audio recording of the text, and tests to determine understanding of the material. These are terrific programs for Certified Paralegal exam preparation, and regular CLE.

 Live Educational Programs

  • Annual Convention Educational Program - Offered each July which includes the Essential Skills Institute for preparation for the Certified Paralegal Examination.


NALA publishes the NALA Manual for Paralegals, and the CP Study Guide and Mock Exam, through Cengage Publishing. In addition, NALA publishes the bi-monthly journal, Facts & Findings. What makes NALA publications unique is that they are developed by experienced paralegals - those who actually know what it is like in the work place. The NALA books are described in this section, with order information.

Please visit the other pages in this section for details of NALA CLE programs.