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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! Legal Research
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.
Mary Kubichek, JD
Friday, September 12, 2014
10 - 11:30 am Central Time
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Conference ID – 3804
 
This Advanced course is designed to review the Blue Book rules of citing and to point out the changes in the 19th Edition. Participants must have an 19th Edition of the Blue Book with them for the course. Students must also print off the handouts before the session.
 
Participants will learn to identify which sources are used for what task, they will become familiar with citing primary and secondary sources according to the Blue Book, and they will be able to correctly cite subsequent history.
 
Session topics include:
  • Basic tools of legal research
  • Primary and secondary sources
  • Mandatory and persuasive sources
  • Rules for citing case names
  • Statutes
  • Legal Periodicals
  • Regional Reporters – parallel citations
  • Subsequent History 
Mary Kubichek is Director of the Casper College Paralegal Program in Wyoming, where she also teaches the eight legal specialty courses. She has been a jury consultant since 1981, and has taught communication and legal courses at 13 different institutions. She has spoken and published extensively on a variety of legal and paralegal issues. She began her legal career as a paralegal in Omaha, NE, and worked as an attorney for a number of firms and the Department of Justice before joining Casper College in 1988. She is a past member of the NALA Certifying Board, served on NALA's CLA Specialty Task Force, and is a former AAfPE representative to the ABA Approval Commission for Certificate Program. Ms. Kubichek was a presenter at the 2006 NALA Annual Convention speaking on Paralegals as Jury Consultants and is a frequent speaker at AAfPE conferences. Mary is the director of the Casper College Paralegal Service Program: this is a protype program. In 2009 it received the NCIA Award for Exemplary Initiative for Responding to community and needs and the Wyoming State Bar Bono Service Award.
 
Virginia Koerselman Newman, Attorney
Friday, November 14, 2014
11 am – 1 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 3857

This basic Certified Paralegal review course presents a simple research procedure that can be used in any law library, and that can be retained for many years regardless of how infrequently the skill is called upon. Students will learn to recognize, understand, and incorporate tried-and-true research techniques into their portfolios of paralegal skills. The course will cover the system of legal research, finding and citing the laws, legal analysis, and exercises in writing and briefing.
 
Virginia Koerselman Newman is a sole practitioner with emphasis in business litigation, and is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops. A graduate of Creighton Law School, she has been an instructor in the paralegal program at Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE, since 1987 and has been the program director since 1990. She is well known as the author of the Certified Paralegal Review Manual and has written, co-authored, and edited many paralegal texts, study guides, and instructor manuals. She also developed the content and is principal author for NALA Campus.