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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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In this issue . . .  
January/February 2015 - Special Career Chronicle Edition
Digital Issue

This issue of Facts & Findings is the annual Career Chronicle Edition. The issue focuses on the paralegal portfolio and helping you tell your story. From networking to make that attention-grabbing introduction, standing out from the crowd, and getting an interview to a strong conclusion that results in a job offer and keeping your career strong, the Professional Development Committee and the authors have filled the pages with information to help you package your portfolio. The issue also includes a summary of the NALA National Utilization and Compensation Survey based on the survey conducted in late 2014.  Happy reading!

January/February 2015
Career Chronicle

Volume XLI, Issue D2 (Digital only)

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By Anne M. Sinelli, Paralegal   
By Michael Carl Ivey, CP and Jia Yan
By Mary Florio
By Carla A. Larson, ACP
By Michael N. Giardina, ACP
By Jamie Collins, Paralegal 
By Melanie Hicks, CP
By Donna Strauss, ACP
By Cindy E. Schmit, ACP
By Leslie L. Golden, ACP

By Michelle Maxwell, ACP
By John W. Mashni, Esq.
By Stacey Hunt, CLA, CAS
By Lydia Herrera Brackett, ACP, FRP
By Marge Dover, CAE

President’s Message –
Great Year for NALA
By Kelly A.LaGrave, ACP

From the Editor –
The Power of "Yes"
By Jillian L. Sherman, ACP

Breaking News
2015 Election Information

Making a Difference
Deborah P. Fontenot
By Cassandra Oliver, ACP

Be Active in NALA
By Jill I. Francisco, ACP

Affiliates Column
Association Volunteerism: Is Yours Priceless?
By Debby Sawyer, ACP