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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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NALA Campus is THE place for details about NALA on-line programs. Click the image to visit NALA Campus. 


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Two new books have been added to the NALA bookstore!
One on using computers in the law office and the other on electronic legal research. Check it out!
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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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Business/Corporations
Registration fees are $80 per course for NALA members, and $105 for non-members. Fees vary for courses presented in two parts.

The audio portion of the presentation is conducted via telephone conference call. This is a toll free call.

For groups, more than one participant per site, is $80 for one NALA member or $105 for one non-member registrant plus $45 for each additional person. Participants must register in order to receive Certificates of Attendance and CLE credit. Registrations of groups are handled through NALA Headquarters. Contact Mariah Williams at
mwilliams@nala.org.

CLE credit toward maintenance of the CP credential is available for completion of NALA Campus LIVE! programs. The maximum credit available is two hours per course.

For a list of the courses as in date order please click here.

Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
11 am – 12:30 pm Central Time
Click here to register
Conference ID – 3741

This presentation offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of business that every paralegal should understand. The presenter will discuss sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, profit and nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization are explained, and guidance on how to form each type is offered, including specifics about required state and IRS filings.

Kelly A. LaGrave has been a legal assistant since 1984 and works in the Business and Corporate practice group at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith law firm, Lansing, MI. She specializes in the areas of business formations, terminations, and mergers and acquisitions. She has a BA in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University, and holds ACP credentials in Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Contracts Administration/Contracts Management. She has served NALA in many capacities and currently serves as NALA’s President-elect.
 
Mergers and Acquisitions
Nicholas M. Oertel, Attorney
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3690

This webinar is a basic course regarding mergers and acquisitions ("M&A").  The M&A process is the process under which buyers and sellers complete the purchase and sale of a business.  We will discuss the following M&A methods:
 
1.  Mergers - including direct mergers, forward triangular mergers, reverse triangular mergers, and short form mergers;
2.  Asset Sales; and
3.  Stock Sales.
 
For each type of M&A method, the seminar will address the advantages, disadvantages, and tax treatment.  We will also discuss the due diligence process for M&A transactions.
 
Nicholas M. Oertel is located in the Lansing office of Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. and is a member of the firm's business and corporate group. He works regularly with small and medium sized businesses in matters of business formation, tax and regulatory compliance, and buying and selling businesses. Nick joined Foster Swift as a summer associate in 2008 and joined the firm full time upon receiving his JD from Michigan State University College of Law in 2009.  Nick also has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Michigan State University.
 
Working through the "pitfalls" of Article 9 - Not for the weak at heart!
Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
11 am – 12:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3722

This presentation will cover a range of topics and issues with regard to Uniform Commercial Code Revised Article 9 (“RA9”), including:
 
1. History of Article 9;
2. The importance of financing statements and the scope of RA9;
3. Preparation of financing statements, including UCC-1, UCC-3, and UCC-5 forms;
4. Where to file financing statement;
5. Where to search for liens;
6. The importance of maintenance of lien filings; and
7. July 1, 2013 changes to RA9

The attendee should already be familiar with RA9
 
Kelly A. LaGrave has been a legal assistant since 1984 and works in the Business and Corporate practice group at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith law firm, Lansing, MI. She specializes in the areas of business formations, terminations, and mergers and acquisitions. She has a BA in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University, and holds ACP credentials in Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Contracts Administration/Contracts Management. She has served NALA in many capacities and currently serves as NALA’s President-elect.