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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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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 ...

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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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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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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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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.

Criminal Law: What you say on Facebook may hurt you
Laura T. Eubank, Attorney
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3932

This presentation will take a look at how social media is being used in criminal law.  The course will offer a review of recent cases where Twitter and Facebook posts have been used in actual criminal cases.  The presentation will also discuss how to deal with a client that may “overshare” on social media sites. This presentation is a must see for any paralegal that works in criminal prosecution or defense to ensure a full understanding of how social media may be used on either side of the case.

Laura Thomas Eubank graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in History and a Minor in Criminal Justice.  She earned her law degree from Faulkner University.  Laura was an Eagle Scholarship recipient while in law school. She competed in the 1L Moot Court Competition and was a member of several trial competition teams including the Buffalo/Niagra Trial Competition team, the American Association for Justice Trial Competition Team, the Nation Trial Competition Team, and she was a finalist in the Greg Allen Mock Trial Competition.  Laura was also the Secretary for the Student Bar Association, Treasurer for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and Vice President of the Women’s Student Association.  She also received awards for best grade in her Contracts II and Criminal Procedure classes.  Laura was a student mediator and mediated cases for both Montgomery and Autauga County District Courts. She was also a Senior Editor for the Faulkner Law Review.  Her article Overruling the Overwhelming Necessity Standard for Modifications of Child Custody in Alabama: Ex parte Earl Cleghorn was published in the Spring 2010 edition of the Faulkner Law Review. 
 
While in Law School, Laura clerked for a Montgomery, Alabama civil defense firm, interned for Judge Charles Price, Presiding Judge for the 15th Circuit of Alabama, and also clerked for the Environmental and Executive Divisions of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. After graduating from law school, she was appointed a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama.  Laura worked as an Assistant Attorney General/Associate General Counsel for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for several years where she worked primarily on enforcement cases with the Department’s Water Division, Personnel matters, and the BP litigation.  Laura currently works at the Law Offices of Troy King in Montgomery, Alabama where she focuses on personal injury matters. Laura has taught classes in Law and Technology at South University, and Property Law as well as Paralegal classes at Faulkner University. She has also taught Continuing Legal Education classes on Technology in the Courtroom.  Laura is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and President of the Women’s Section.
 
Open your Mouth and Say 'Lawsuit': An Overview of Dental Malpractice
Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
4 - 5:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3952

Dental malpractice cases can be challenging due to the steep learning curve involved in gaining familiarity with dental records, abbreviations, terminology, anatomy, and more. It is a specialty area that requires a distinct knowledge base. This session will cover some fundamental dental information, explore common areas of dental litigation, and will discuss considerations when working on dental malpractice cases.
Julie Dickinson MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC has been a nurse for over 15 years. Since 2008, she has worked as a Legal Nurse Consultant at Fontaine Alissi, P.C. in Hartford, Connecticut. She assists in the defense of medical and dental malpractice claims, personal injury cases, healthcare provider licensure investigations, and Medicaid audits. Julie is President of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and is board-certified in the nursing specialty of legal nurse consulting.
 

School Law
Sherri D. Goodman Reveal, Esquire
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3982

This course outlines the types of jobs available to legal assistants in the field of education, describes how a combination of state and federal law regulates education and reviews the important federal statutes and court decisions shaping education nationwide.


Sherri D. Goodman Reveal is staff attorney for the West Virginia Department of Education in Charleston, West Virginia.  Admitted to practice 31 years ago, she enjoys teaching continuing education programs for legal assistants primarily on legal ethics and creating videos of hypothetical situations legal assistants may find themselves in.
 

State and Federal Administrative Law
Rebecca E. Patty
Monday, April 20, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3974

The course content will include the following subject matter: an overview of the general administrative appeals process; discussion of practical differences between federal and state employment; discussion of the application processes for both types of employers; and a discussion of the practical skills needed to work as an environmental paralegal.


Rebecca E. Patty currently serves as an Associate General Counsel for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, having served in that position since 1992.  As such, Ms. Patty conducts the negotiation and complex litigation of all types of administrative, civil, and personnel proceedings.  She also conducts legal research and opinion writing for the Department, supervising rulemaking and regulation adoption for the Land Division, prosecution of administrative orders to ensure environmental compliance, assistance in permit writing and rendering advice and counsel to the Land, Air, Water, and Coastal Divisions of the Department.  (RCRA, CWA, CERCLA).    In the past Ms. Patty has served as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Department during public notice hearings on regulation changes.  Ms. Patty’s qualifications also include conducting defensive litigation on behalf of ADEM during appeals of terminated employees, and EEOC.

In 1987, Rebecca Patty received her B.A. degree in Political Science and English from Jacksonville State University.  She received her J.D. degree from the Cumberland school of Law in May, 1990.   She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September, 1990.  Ms. Patty is admitted to practice in the state and all federal courts in Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Courts and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Patty also is a distinguished professor having taught at Samford University, Troy University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Birmingham School of Law.

In 2008, Ms. Patty was awarded the Alumna of the Year award by Jacksonville State University for her career achievements and work with her alma mater.

In 2010 Ms. Patty published an article in September/October 2010 issue of Facts & Findings.  Ms. Patty also that year presented her first seminar for NALA Campus LIVE!