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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
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!

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Real Estate-Principles Released

The NALA Advanced Paralegal Certification Board has released the much anticipated Real Estate Principles course! Real Estate Principles is now available online . . .

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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 ...

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Limited Practice Rule for Nonlawyers Approved June 15

June 15, 2012 Washington Supreme Court Order #25700-A-1005 Consistent with GR 25 (the Supreme Court rule establishing the Practice of Law Board), the rule establishes a framework for the licensing and regulation of non-attorneys to engage in discrete activities that currently fall within the definition of the "practice of law" (as defined by GR 24) and which are currently subject to exclusive regulation and oversight by this Court. The rule itself authorizes no one to practice. It simply establishes the regulatory framework for the consideration of proposals to allow non-attorneys to practice.

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Need a product or service for your office?

The NALA Vendor Directory is a terrific place to start. This is a list of legal vendors offering a great range of help including deposition services, document services, and investigations. Click the link below...
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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
  • Certified Paralegal Short Course - An intensive program for Certified Paralegal exam review.

Publications

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.