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News & Upcoming Events
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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In this issue . . .  
March/April 2015 

The articles in this issue are a healthy balance of topics ranging from long-term care, medical malpractice, the components of a dental chart, legal issues in genetic testing, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and Informed Consent. I hope you think of this issue as a prescription that can lead to a cure for any of your paralegal maladies. We chose this well-rounded array hoping for only the best results for you ... and toast to your continued health and paralegal health!

While enjoying this issue, remember to exercise, eat right and wear sunscreen. Just think how those three simple things can lead to greatly improved health. What simple things can you do to improve your paralegal health? How about these three: Stay informed and aware of trends in the industry through your membership in NALA and affiliated associations, keep learning new things every day (NALA Campus Live! and Facts & Findings are excellent sources for this) and have fun with your fellow paralegals at events like the upcoming 40th Annual Convention, Institutes and Exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

March/April 2015

Volume XLI, Issue 3  

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By Laurie K. Miller, Esq. and
Cynthia L. Kline, ACP 
By Jennifer M. Mankins, Esq. and
Jonathan T. Osborne, Esq.
By Melissa A. Hauer, J.D.
By Nicole Stratton, Esq.
By Lauren B. Dunn, J.D.
By Julie A. Dickinson, MBS, BSN, RN, LNCC
Lance O. Leider, Esq.
By Mark S. O’Connor, Esq. and
C. Lincoln Combs, Esq.
Communication Corner 
Tricky Word Choices 
By Virginia Koerselman Newman, Atty.
From the Editor
By Nancy Jordahl, ACP
President’s Message
By Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP 

Breaking News

Ethics Tips
Paralegal Ethics 
By Thomas Wendt, Esq.

Voice and Data Usage Considerations  
By Don Jungen

Practice Tips
Senior Paralegals, Paralegal Managers
..... and Beyond
By Kristine M. Custodio, ACP

Professional Development
It’s All Foreign to Me  
By Susan A. Earl, CP

Education Tips
Revitalize Your Career in 2015  
By Jacqueline M. Thurman, ACP

Be Committed!   
By Jill I. Francisco, ACP

Affiliates Column
Reach Out and Touch Someone 
By Debby Sawyer, ACP