Facts & Findings

Facts & Findings

NALA’s award-winning quarterly journal, Facts & Findings, is a premier source of information designed specifically for paralegals. This magazine offers the best in educational articles written by paralegals, attorneys, and other experts. In addition to feature articles, each issue includes columns on ethics, technology and software.

NALA Members receive a complimentary yearly subscription to these journals, as well as several additional benefits. Members can access all our publications anytime directly from their personal NALA account.

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NALA Members receive a complimentary subscription to Facts & Findings with their membership.

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Available Online Facts & Findings Articles

Punctuation guides readers through sentences. Let’s look at the use of the comma, semicolon versus colon, the ellipsis, the dash, parenthesis versus bracket, the hyphen, the slash, bullets, and writing numbers. COMMA The comma provides a pause and clarity for the reader. The “serial comma” separates words or phrases in a series of three or more. An example: trial notebooks, […]

Legal services have traditionally been provided to the public by attorneys working as sole practitioners or in partnerships or law firms. In recent years, the traditional legal industry has seen a dramatic increase in the provision of legal services by accounting firms, outsourcers, legal staffing companies, and other alternative legal service providers (ALSPs).  Paralegals working […]

What does it take to be good at your job? There are classes, certificates, and trainings for nearly every skill we use in our jobs, but underneath all of those abilities, there are some core traits that we can hone. As we face projects, in addition to focusing on the minutiae of the task, take […]

In the Fall of 2011, I performed my Masters level practicum at a county run methadone clinic and rehabilitation center, providing clients methadone maintenance therapy (MMT), otherwise known as medication assisted treatment (MAT). When I began my Masters program in Psychology and Clinical Counseling, I did not plan to do substance counseling. I also had […]

This article was originally published in Facts & Findings – July/August 2018 issue. To read the full publication please Log In to your personal NALA account.   In a utopian world, lawyers and paralegals would easily use technology to run their law office, and they would all work in perfect harmony, but that is not the case […]

Commercial law is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade and sales. It is similar in some respects to corporate law which relates to the lifecycle of companies, including mergers and acquisitions. One way to learn about commercial law is to […]

Editorial & Article Submissions

If you would like to submit an article for consideration by the Facts and Findings Editorial Board, send the article, your contact information, a short author bio, and a high resolution photo to editor@nala.org.

Editorial Board Structure

NALA members, who are volunteer paralegals, serve on the Editorial Board for this magazine to ensure its timeliness and relevance of articles to working paralegals. Members of the Editorial Board are also members of the NALA Continuing Education Council. The Chair of the Continuing Education Council also serves as the editor of Facts & Findings.

Article Submission

We can’t wait to see what information you want to share! Before submitting, please take a moment to review the Editorial Guidelines. All articles are reviewed by the board before a publication decision is made. Publishing and editorial decisions are based on the editors’ judgment of the writing, timeliness of the article, and the interest of the readers.

Earning CLE for Published Articles

Certified Paralegals can earn CLE credit if they submit an article for Facts & Findings and it has been approved for publishing. Hours may be awarded for publishing an article of at least 1,000 words in a legal periodical or book on a subject of substantive law or procedure related to the work of paralegals. CLE Hours Calculation: Certified Paralegals will be awarded three CLE hours for an individually-authored article of at least 1,000 words published in a legal publication in accordance with NALA Facts & Findings Editorial Guidelines (2014) or similar published guidelines. Hours for articles with more than one author will be awarded pro-rata based upon the number of authors and words.
CLE will only be granted once the article has been approved by the Facts & Findings Editorial Board. For more information on earning CLE credit click here.

From the Editorial Board

A Note about Articles Submitted by Vendors
Facts & Findings welcomes educational articles by all vendors. All articles are reviewed and selected for publication by the Facts & Findings Editorial Board. The Board selects articles on the basis of timeliness, appeal to paralegals, and demonstration of how the product or service provides solutions to problems encountered by paralegals such as last-minute filings or failure of equipment. The article should also discuss how the use of a product or service increases the value of paralegal services to firms or employers. If an article is selected for publication, the Editorial Board will schedule the issue in which the article will appear. Scheduling includes the article’s fit with other articles in a particular issue. The Editorial Board will also communicate with authors about any revisions needed to conform to Facts & Findings style and space considerations.

If you would like to submit an article for consideration by the Facts & Findings Editorial Board, send the article and an author bio to editor@nala.org.