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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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In this issue . . .  
July/August 2014
Digital Issue
This issue of Facts & Findings has several well written articles about environmental law.  Alan Steinberg's tribute to environmental paralegals sets the tone, by stating "the impact of the legal profession on environmental policymaking has grown, and with it, so has the critical role of the environmental paralegal."  Feature articles include a review of the Clean Water Act, Sinkhole Litigation, and articles about the oil and gas industry including a look at the controversial fracking practice.  Departments include an ethics update, and helpful office practice tips. And ... speaking of  your career and soft skills, don't miss Mary Bailey's article about "Paralegal, Legal Assistant, & Sales Reps."

Maya Angelou said, “When you know better you do better.” Make your education an asset. Enjoy this issue of Facts & Findings on environmental law.

July/August 2014
Education Law

Volume XLI, Issue Digital 1

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Navigating Clean Water Act Enforcement
By Rebecca E. Patty, Esq.

Sinkhole Litigation
By Samantha Duke, Esq., and
Chad A. Walters, Esq.

Extracting an Energy Renaissance
By Don C. Smith and
R.J. Colwell

Working with Government Agencies
By  Karen BIshop, Esq.

Using "Green" to Increase
Green at Your Legal Organization

By Pam Barker, Esq. and
Kassie Lang

The Clean Water Act Proposed
Rule Change

By Annette R. Brown, ACP

Resource Conservation and Recovery
By Andrew E. Dudley, Esq.

A Primer on the Oil and Gas Industry
By John L. Schumacher, MchE, PE, CFI, CFPS

How to Save the Environment
While You Save Money

By Cheryl Nodarse, ACP

Why I Value Environmental Paralegals
By Alan J. Steinberg

Paralegal, Legal Assistant & Sales Reps
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq.

President’s Message –
The Seal of Approval
By Ann L. Atkinson, ACP

From the Editor –
By Jeanie Johnson, ACP

Breaking News

Communications Corner –
Comma Confusion
By Virginia Koerselman-Newman, Esq.

Education Tips –
Feels Like the First Time
By Nancy L. Jordahl, ACP, FRP, FCP

Ethics Tips--
What Would _____ Do?
By Kathy Ryan

Practice Tips-

Cues for Success
By Karin M. Scheehle, ACP

Professional Development -
Change Can Be Good
By Dana G. Welcker, ACP, FRP

TechnoBits --
Long Live the Device
By Susan Earl, CP

The Value of Alignment
By Cassandra Oliver, ACP

Affiliates Column
Keep Calm and Lead On
By Debby Sawyer, ACP