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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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LIVE! Immigration
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.
A Beginner's Look at Immigration Law
Dara Fernandez, Attorney
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Noon - 2 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3830

The webinar will focus on general requirement for the transfer of foreign employees as well as a general review of immigrant and non-immigrant processes under current immigration law to include family-based petitions and employment-based petitions.  The course aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive grasp of immigration procedures.
 
Areas including:
1.  Commonly used terminology (technical terms and forms most commonly used)
2.  Most common employment practices
3.  Most common family practices
4.  Review of current immigration developments in state law

Dara is a member of the Firm’s Business & Tax Practice Group. She represents clients in cross-border transactions, international law matters, and general business transactions. In addition to her international and transactional experience, Ms. Fernández has assisted companies with business-related immigration matters, individual family based petitions, removal defense, complex civil litigation matters and white collar corporate corruption cases. A native of Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, Ms. Fernández came as a foreign exchange student to the United States at 16. After graduating from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, where she was part of the Model United Nations team and presented projects with the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, she worked for United Migrant Opportunity Services in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In that position, Ms. Fernández was in charge of programs in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control. Ms. Fernández has lived and traveled both nationally and internationally since early youth. As part of her social, academic, and professional experiences, Ms. Fernandez has successfully established and maintained relationships with foreign diplomats, politicians, and businessmen. During law school, Ms. Fernández worked as a court interpreter and as a judicial extern in the Jefferson County Criminal Court. A native Spanish speaker and foreign national, she is involved in activities throughout Alabama’s international community. She has presented on a variety of immigration related topics including business and family immigration issues. Ms. Fernández currently holds the position of Deputy Regional President with the Hispanic National Bar Association and is an active member of the Association. 
 
To Our Advantage: H-1B Petitions
Bobby T. Rimas
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3803

Learn Learn about the most commonly utilized nonimmigrant category that authorizes employment for professional foreign nationals in the United States, the H-1B Petition.  This webinar will include a discussion about the important H-1B qualifying requirements and an explanation on how to prepare H-1B documentation.  This webinar will also encompass topics such as common petitioner obstacles, prevailing wage issues, expediting through Premium Processing, the H-1B cap, and the implications of non-compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor's H-1B Labor Condition Application.

Mr. Bobby T. Rimas is a paralegal specializing in intellectual property, employment, and immigration matters for a bank in Pasadena, California. Mr. Rimas is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at West Los Angeles College where he teaches "Introduction to Law & the Legal Profession" courses.  He is the Board Advisor of the Los Angeles Paralegal Association (LAPA) and served as LAPA’s President from 2011 through 2013.
 
In May 2012, Mr. Rimas was given a certificate of "Congressional Recognition" from a U.S. Congressman for his "leadership in raising and providing scholarship funds for deserving UCLA students" in the capacity of Chair for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Pilipino Alumni Network.  As part of LAPA's 40th Anniversary celebration in December 2012, Mr. Rimas obtained a resolution from Los Angeles City Hall which recognized LAPA for its outstanding service and dedication to advance the paralegal profession and for raising funds for organizations that assist the underprivileged. In July 2013, Mr. Rimas received the NALA Affiliate award for serving LAPA in numerous leadership positions, obtaining recognition on behalf of LAPA from the City of Los Angeles, improving LAPA’s website presence, and teaching paralegal courses at West Los Angeles College since 2008.
 
Mr. Rimas is on the Advisory Boards of the University of La Verne's Legal Studies Department and West Los Angeles College's Paralegal Studies Program. His Bachelor's Degree in History is from UCLA and his Paralegal Certificate in Litigation/Corporations is from the UCLA Extension Attorney Assistant Training Program.