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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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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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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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LIVE! Environmental
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.

Rebecca E. Patty, JD
Monday, October 20, 2014
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
Click here to register
Conference ID – 3833

The course content will include the following subject matter: an overview of the Clean Water Act, the Clean Water Act Amendments and discussion of the Act’s implications in environmental litigation.  Discussion of the practical skills needed to work as an environmental Clean Water Act 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!
 
Clean Water Act II
Rebecca E. Patty, JD
Monday, October 27, 2014
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3841

The course content will include the following subject matter: an overview of the major United States Supreme Court cases that have dealt with the various portions of the Clean Water Act and the Clean Water Act Amendments.  Discussion of the elite skills needed to work as an environmental/expert Clean Water.
 
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!
 
Environmental Law
Rebecca E. Patty, JD
Monday, September 22, 2014
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3811

The course content will include the following subject matter: an overview of the major environmental acts (Clear Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act). 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!
 
How to Help Your Client When the EPA Comes to Regulate
Rebecca E. Patty, JD
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3869

The course content will include the following subject matter: an overview of the regulatory side of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a discussion of the how attorneys’ and paralegals’ can assist their client’s when the EPA initiates an enforcement action.  The presentation will also include a discussion of the various methods of resolving regulatory enforcement between a client and the EPA.
 
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!
 
Superfund: Past, Present and is there a Future?
Rebecca E. Patty, JD
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3794

The course content will include the following subject matter: an overview of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980. This law created a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries and provided broad Federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment.  We will review some of the massive clean ups the Superfund has been utilized for in the past and present.  We will discuss the statutory and regulatory law that allows the Superfund to work.  Finally, we will discuss with federal budget cuts, if there is a future for the Superfund.
 
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!
 
Water Rights: Yours or Mine?
Karen Bishop
Friday, November 7, 2014
Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3851

The course content will include the following subject matter: an overview of water rights law (prior appropriation, riparian rights and federal reserved water rights) and current issues in water rights law, including examples of illustrative cases.

Ms. Bishop is an attorney licensed in Alabama and Florida.  She worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Pensacola Florida, as an Assistant General Counsel at Department of Environmental Protection, and as an Assistant General Counsel at the Department of Economic Opportunity.  Ms. Bishop has experience in criminal, administrative, employment, and environmental law.