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The following procedures apply to those submitting requests via this form. Generally, the form is submitted for requests for hours for attendance of CLE programs for paralegals.
When to File
Request for CLE hours may be filed at any time during a five year period or probationary period.
The form is submitted electronically to NALA Headquarters. Documentation is not required to be submitted with the form. Documentation to support all requests for CLE hours via use of the on-line form may be required by the NALA Certifying Board at any time within one year from the date the hours were entered on the record of the Certified Paralegal.
Hours Recorded - Unconfirmed
Requests for CLE hours will be reviewed by the Certifying Board staff to verify hours awarded, sponsor information, and relevancy. Once reviewed, the hours will be recorded on the Certified Paralegal’s record with the notation “unconfirmed” to indicate that the request was filed via the on-line form and documentation was not received with the request.
Random Audit of CLE Requests Submitted via On-line Form
Periodically, the Certifying Board will select for audit any hours that are labeled “unconfirmed” and are for Certified Paralegals in a current five year period. Selections are randomly generated.
Notice of Audit of CLE Records for Request Submitted via On-line Form
Certifying Board will send notifications to all Certified Paralegals whose records have been selected for audit. The notification will provide what is required as documentation of the request for completion of CLE hours, a deadline date for response, and where documentation should be submitted. The required documentation includes:
- Certified Paralegal contact information
- Type of Event
- Date of Event
- Name of Event
- Location of Event
- Event Sponsor
- Sponsor contact information
- Event program for calculation of CLE hours
The response is due within 60 days from the date of the notice. Documentation may be submitted via mail, email or fax.
Confirmation of hours – Acceptance of Documentation
If the documentation is received in a timely manner and meets the requirements stated in the notice, and of the Certifying Board for CLE programs, it will be accepted by the Certifying Board. On the Certified Paralegal’s record, hours recorded for the entry will be labeled “confirmed.”Certified Paralegals will be provided notice of acceptance of the documentation and hours recorded.
Rejection of Hours - Denial of Documentation, Fraudulent Forms
If the requested documentation is not received, or is not submitted within the required time period, the Certifying Board may refuse to record hours for the submission. Certified Paralegals who file fraudulent forms, falsely represent the program, hours of instruction, or course description may be subject to discipline as set forth in the Rules for Disciplinary Proceedings.