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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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LIVE! Social Security
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.

How to Legally Represent Claimants in Social Security Disability Appeals
Melvin E. Irvin, CP
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
11 am - 12:30 pm Central Time
Click here to register
Conference ID – 3812

This course will be an introduction to legally representing claimants who are seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

The course will range from how to begin a disability representation practice, to applicable Social Security laws and rulings that cover the Social Security disability program and the conduct of representatives.

Upon completion of the course, students will have the basic knowledge of how to get started, the required Social Security forms, the differences between Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits, the application and appeals processes as well as the resources and associations that are available to the representative.  In addition, there will be “Tips from the Trenches”.  These tips will assist the representative in accepting representation, procedure in appearing at hearings and marketing of representative services.

If a paralegal has ever thought about being an advocate for disabled persons and would like to be treated like a lawyer and paid like a lawyer, this course is a must!
Melvin E. Irvin is a Non-attorney Disability Claimants Representative representing persons who are applying for, and appealing denials of, Social Security disability benefits.

Since 1996, Mel has been legally representing Social Security disability claimants as a non-attorney representative. He is a graduate of the Santa Clara University Law School Institute for Paralegal Studies, is an award-winning public speaker, and was awarded the prestigious “Advocate of the Year” by the San Jose Division of the California Department of Rehabilitation.

In 2008-2009, he was awarded the Jean M. Cushman Award by the Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County (PASCCO) as the Paralegal of the Year, and in 2009 he received the Affiliates Award from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) and a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR).

Since 2009 Mel has been serving as an appointee of the San Jose City Council to the San Jose City Disability Awareness Day Committee. On San Jose Disability Day, he provides workshops on Social Security disability benefits for San Jose City residents and other conference attendees.

In 2012, he was requested to speak on “Returning to Work With Dignity” at the national Brain Injury Conference hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Center for physicians and other health and disability providers.

He is very proud to be a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran.
 
Melvin E. Irvin, CP
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
11 am - 12:30 pm Central Time
Click here to register
Conference ID – 3823

The presentation will present, in detail, the first contact with the Claimant, the initial interview and the pre-hearing process.  Subject matter will included when to accept representation and when not to accept representation, paperwork (with forms) and the prehearing process (evidence gathering and submission.
 
Melvin E. Irvin is a Non-attorney Disability Claimants Representative representing persons who are applying for, and appealing denials of, Social Security disability benefits.

Since 1996, Mel has been legally representing Social Security disability claimants as a non-attorney representative. He is a graduate of the Santa Clara University Law School Institute for Paralegal Studies, is an award-winning public speaker, and was awarded the prestigious “Advocate of the Year” by the San Jose Division of the California Department of Rehabilitation.

In 2008-2009, he was awarded the Jean M. Cushman Award by the Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County (PASCCO) as the Paralegal of the Year, and in 2009 he received the Affiliates Award from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) and a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR).

Since 2009 Mel has been serving as an appointee of the San Jose City Council to the San Jose City Disability Awareness Day Committee. On San Jose Disability Day, he provides workshops on Social Security disability benefits for San Jose City residents and other conference attendees.

In 2012, he was requested to speak on “Returning to Work With Dignity” at the national Brain Injury Conference hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Center for physicians and other health and disability providers.

He is very proud to be a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran.
 
Melvin E. Irvin, CP
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
11 am - 12:30 pm Central Time
Click here to register
Conference ID – 3836

This session begins where V. 2 ended.  It will cover client hearing preparation, the hearing and appealing unfavorable decisions to the Appeals Council and to U.S. Federal Court.
 
Melvin E. Irvin is a Non-attorney Disability Claimants Representative representing persons who are applying for, and appealing denials of, Social Security disability benefits.

Since 1996, Mel has been legally representing Social Security disability claimants as a non-attorney representative. He is a graduate of the Santa Clara University Law School Institute for Paralegal Studies, is an award-winning public speaker, and was awarded the prestigious “Advocate of the Year” by the San Jose Division of the California Department of Rehabilitation.

In 2008-2009, he was awarded the Jean M. Cushman Award by the Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County (PASCCO) as the Paralegal of the Year, and in 2009 he received the Affiliates Award from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) and a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR).

Since 2009 Mel has been serving as an appointee of the San Jose City Council to the San Jose City Disability Awareness Day Committee. On San Jose Disability Day, he provides workshops on Social Security disability benefits for San Jose City residents and other conference attendees.

In 2012, he was requested to speak on “Returning to Work With Dignity” at the national Brain Injury Conference hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Center for physicians and other health and disability providers.

He is very proud to be a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran.