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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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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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Employment
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.

Employment Eligibility Verification: The Importance of Form I-9
Bobby T. Rimas
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3700

This course will offer paralegals, attorneys, HR representatives, and employers an important overview of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification which is a government mandated document to verify employment for all U.S. employees. This course will include tips for properly completing the Form I-9 when confronting employment eligibility issues which can sometimes prove to be complex.  There will be a discussion regarding the importance of Form I-9 compliance, suggested Form I-9 practices, common employer obstacles, audits, and immigration issues.  This course will also touch on the consequences of Form I-9 non-compliance which can have severe financial and criminal consequences that are too great to be overlooked.
 
Mr. Bobby T. Rimas is a paralegal specializing in intellectual property, employment, and immigration matters for a bank in Pasadena, California. Mr. Rimas is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at West Los Angeles College where he teaches "Introduction to Law & the Legal Profession" courses.  He is the Board Advisor of the Los Angeles Paralegal Association (LAPA) and served as LAPA’s President from 2011 through 2013.
 
In May 2012, Mr. Rimas was given a certificate of "Congressional Recognition" from a U.S. Congressman for his "leadership in raising and providing scholarship funds for deserving UCLA students" in the capacity of Chair for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Pilipino Alumni Network.  As part of LAPA's 40th Anniversary celebration in December 2012, Mr. Rimas obtained a resolution from Los Angeles City Hall which recognized LAPA for its outstanding service and dedication to advance the paralegal profession and for raising funds for organizations that assist the underprivileged. In July 2013, Mr. Rimas received the NALA Affiliate award for serving LAPA in numerous leadership positions, obtaining recognition on behalf of LAPA from the City of Los Angeles, improving LAPA’s website presence, and teaching paralegal courses at West Los Angeles College since 2008.
 
Mr. Rimas is on the Advisory Boards of the University of La Verne's Legal Studies Department and West Los Angeles College's Paralegal Studies Program. His Bachelor's Degree in History is from UCLA and his Paralegal Certificate in Litigation/Corporations is from the UCLA Extension Attorney Assistant Training Program.
  
USERRA Rights and Requirements
Donna C. Alderman, ACP
Monday, March 3, 2014
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3704

This course will be a general overview of USERRA.  Participants who find that they are dealing with Service members and employment law will gain relevant information for what rights are protected regarding the Service member.

Specific topics to cover:
• Understanding the basics of USERRA Rights and Requirements
• Understanding employer compliance obligations
• Who's protected by USERRA, and what the law requires
• What Service members/employees must do when they request leave, and what they must provide the employer when they seek reinstatement
• Options if re-employment isn't possible
• When may an employee be entitled to "caregiver" leave following a Service members return from a tour of duty
• When USERRA does not apply to returning military Service members
• The reemployment timetable and reemployment of a veteran

Donna C. Alderman, ACP has an Associates of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Holmes Community College.  She became a Certified Paralegal with NALA in 2003 and an Advanced Certified Paralegal with NALA in 2009.  Ms. Alderman has worked as a paralegal for 17 years.  In those years she worked in administrative law, bankruptcy law, criminal law, family law, general litigation law, insurance law, juvenile law, labor and employment law, personal injury law, tribal law, real estate and will and estate law.  Ms. Alderman works as a military paralegal for the Mississippi National Guard.  She also serves as on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Paralegal Association.