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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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Quick Guide to NALA CLE Courses and Subjects
The following is a list of the NALA publications, web based and live CLE programs. This list includes the spring 2015 NALA Campus LIVE! programs, and subjects of recent issues of Facts & Findings. Courses suitable for preparation for Certified Paralegal Exam Preparation are indicated with an (*). This is simply a list. Links to more detailed information, including costs, registration information, and course descriptions are included with each category.
Use this guide to find information about a program on a specific topic, to plan a study program for the Certified Paralegal examination, or to monitor offerings of the Advanced Paralegal Certification program. Use your browser (CTL + F on Internet Explorer) to search for specific topics.
NALA Campus LIVE! Programs (Web based, real-time seminars)
|NALA Advanced Paralegal Certification courses and NALA Campus self study programs are now available for tablets in the Apple Store, and in Google Play.
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Live web-based seminars; 1-2 hours in length. Some subjects are taught in multiple sessions. Handout material included. Spring 2015 Session Dates: January 26, 2015 - May 14, 2015.
To read more about cost, course descriptions and times for upcoming programs in spring 2015 schedule
- A Creditor's Perspective
- *Basic Business Organizations
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Practice Area and Career Skills
- *American Legal System
- Art and Science of Witness Interviews
- Courtroom Technology
- Deciphering the Medical Record
- Essential Spanish for Paralegals
- How to Boost Your Brain Power
- Improving Case Management with LPM
- *Judgment and Legal Analysis
- Legal Teamwork
- Legal Writing
- Microsoft Outlook Skills
- Movies and the Paramount Paralegal
- Professional Portfolios
- Resume and Interviewing Techniques
- RSTD - What's Your Communication Style
- Social Media
- Soft Skills
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Utilizing Online Resources to Research Experts
- Whose Cloud is it Anyway
- *Written Communications
- How to Help Your Client When the EPA Comes to Regulate
- Water Rights
- Estate Planning When Beneficiaries are Receiving SSDI and SSI
- Estates and Probate
- Advanced Ethics
- *Basic Ethics
- Ethical Use of Paralegals
- Ethics and Movies
- Ethics and Technology
- ABCs of Family Law
- Equitable Distribution
- Family Law: Learning How not to do it like the Celebrities
- Copyrights and Trademarks in the Age of the World Wide Web
- IP and the Internet
- Trademark Prosecution
- *Blue Book Review of Citing
- *Legal Research
- *Civil Litigation
- Electronic Discovery
- Fact Investigation and Analysis
- Freedom of Information Act
- How to Prepare a Large Document Intensive Case for Trial
- Sitting at the Counsel Table for the Litigation Paralegal
Service Members Relief Act
- Commercial Real Estate Closings
- Landlord Tenant Law
- Property 101: Mine, Yours, and Ours?
- Understanding and Drafting Leases
Social Security Representation
State and Federal Administrative Law
- How to Legally Represent Claimants in Social Security Disability Appeals
- Social Security Representation 2.0-Advanced Procedures and Forms
- Social Security Disability Appeals Version 3.0
NALA Campus LIVE! Programs (Recordings)
NALA Campus LIVE! Recording (Date of recording shown). Recordings available for sale (MP3 format, download). Handout material included.
for course descriptions and details.
Administrative Law (11/26/12)
Advances in Courtroom Technology (9/17/12)
Amendments to Federal Rules Change Methods of Calculating Deadlines (12/1/09)
*American Legal System: Part 1 (8/26/2014)
*American Legal System: Part 2 (8/28/2014)
Bankruptcy Basics (9/12/2014)
Bankruptcy - A Creditor's Perspective(10/3/2014)
*Basic Business Organizations (9/11/12)
*Civil Litigation: Part I (8/20/09)
*Civil Litigation: Part II (8/24/09)
*Civil Litigation: Part III (8/26/09)
Clean Water Act 1 (10/20/2014)
Clean Water Act 2 (10/27/2014)
Contracts: An Overview (11/3/2014)
Criminal Law: What you say on FaceBook may hurt you (8/20/2014)
Deciphering the Medical Record (11/3/12)
e-Discovery: A Practitioner's Law (12/6/12)
Effective Communication Skills (4/26/07)
Elder Law (9/24/12)
Elder Law Intermediate (8/20/09)
Environmental Law (10/29/12)
Estate Planning Part 1 Generation Skipping Transfers (10/7/09)
Estate Planning Part 2 Applicable Exclusion Amount to Offset Federal Gift Taxes
and Federal Estate Taxes; Annual Exclusions and Marital Education (10/21/09)
Estates and Probate (9/26/2014)
|Family Law: QDROs (11/9/12)
HIPAA Privacy (11/1/07)
Intellectual Property Law (919/12)
Interviewing Witnesses (10/17/14)
*Judgment & Legal Analysis (12/12/2014)
*Legal Research (11/14/2014)
*Legal Research: Blue Book Review of Citing (9/12/2014)
Legal Writing (10/1/12)
Mergers and Acquisitions (116/12)
Paperless Office (10/19/07)
Power Up Your PowerPoint (10/25/07)
Paralegal's Role in e-Discovery (9/19/2014)
Patent Prosecution (1017/12)
Real Estate: Closings (10/17/07)
Public Finance with a Real Estate Component (9/17/2014)
Real Estate: Commercial Leases (12/1/12)
Real Estate: Deeds (11/17/12)
Real Estate: Evictions (11/3/12)
Real Estate: Legal Descriptions (9/9/09)
Real Estate: Property 101: Yours, Mine, Ours? (10/1/2014)
Real Estate: Title Searches (10/20/12)
Technoethics: Ethical Challenges with New Technologies (9/6/12)
USERRA Rights and Requirements (9/15/2014)
*Written Communications (12/5/2014)
NALA Campus Self Study Programs (Web based, 24/7 programs)
NALA Campus Self Study Programs (offered 24/7). Web-based self study programs. Includes practice tests. Registrants complete at their own pace but it usually takes 10 hours. CLE credit available to Certified Paralegals upon completion of a NALA Campus Course is 10 hours.
For course descriptions and registration details.
Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution
*American Legal System
*Judgment and Legal Analysis
Non Business Bankruptcy
Advanced Paralegal Certification Programs (Web Based, 24/7 programs)
24/7 web-based advanced programs written by professional writers under direction of the Advanced Paralegal Certification board composed of advanced certified paralegals, attorneys and paralegal employers. These courses are for those seeking advanced instruction in the subject as well as Certified Paralegals seeking advanced certification in specific practice areas. Certification is national, not state based.
Registrants complete the course material at their own pace but it usually takes 20 hours per course. CLE credit is available to Certified Paralegals upon completion of an APC course is 20 hours; 10 hours for the smaller personal injury practice area courses.
For course descriptions and registration details. Each course has its own page on the menu bar under Certification/Advanced Paralegal Certification.
Summer Institutes (Live, on-site classroom-type workshops)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Business Organizations: Incorporated Entities
- Business Organizations: Noncorporate Entities
- Commercial Bankruptcy
- Contracts Management/Contracts Administration
- Criminal Litigation
- Family Law-Adoption and Assisted Reproduction
- Family Law-Child Custody, Child Support and Visitation
- Family Law-Dissolution Case Management
- Family Law-Division of Property and Spousal Support
- Real Estate - Land Use
- Real Estate - Principles
- Social Security Disability
- Trial Practice
- Personal Injury - Core Course
Overview course, prerequisite for any Personal Injury certification;
may be taken as advanced review of principles of personal injury
- Personal Injury - 8 Practice Area Courses supplements to
the Core Course
Entity Medical Liability
Individual Medical Liability
Advanced instruction in a classroom-like setting. Programs are everyday, Wednesday-Friday, July 22-24, 2015 mornings. 10-15 hours of indepth instruction. The 2015 location is Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Institutes are offered in conjunction with the NALA Annual Meeting of Members.
For course descriptions and registration details as they become available.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
*Essential Skills Exam preparation program offering classes on:
- Legal Research
- Judgment and Legal Analysis
- Written Communications
Litigation with Emphasis on Government Liability
Medical Malpractice and How it Differs from the Run-of-the-mill Litigation
Publications & Periodicals
Facts & Findings
|NALA publishes a bi-monthly magazine for paralegals. The focus of the magazine is providing articles of educational benefit for paralegals. NALA members may search the Facts & Findings archives for articles about certain subjects or by certain authors through NALA Net.
Click for details about Facts & Findings including subscription information.
Click to search Facts & Findings archives.
|In addition, NALA publishes two books through Cengage Publishers,
and cooperates in the publication of the Certified Paralegal Review Manual.
Publications available through NALA are also listed here
Click to read descriptions of NALA publications and for order information
|Issues and Themes:
Immigration - Sept
Technology - Nov
Estate Planning - July
Corporate - May
Tort Law - March
Career Chronicle - Jan
Facts & Findings is now available:
Government Admin Law- Nov
Family Law - Sept
Bankruptcy - July
Employment - May
Intellectual Property - March
Career Chronicle - Jan
These books are published by DELMAR Cengage Learning.
*NALA Manual for Paralegals
*Certified Paralegal Mock Examination and Study Guide
*Certified Paralegal Examination Review Manual
Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution
Electronic Legal Research
Real Estate Law Review Manual
Social Security Disability and the Legal Professional