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21 Aug 2015
Preparing for the Exam-Exam Format & Specifications
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Examination Format The Certified Paralegal examination will consist of two required sections taken in the following order: • Knowledge Exam The Knowledge Exam will consist of multiple choice questions covering the topic areas listed in Appendix A. The Knowledge Exam will be administered on-demand, year-round at testing centers with preliminary result reporting upon completion. Candidates […]

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21 Aug 2015
Certified Paralegal Program
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Established in 1976, the Certified Paralegal program has enabled the profession to develop a strong and responsive self-regulatory program offering a nationwide credential for paralegals. The Certified Paralegal program establishes and serves as a: •National professional standard for paralegals •Means of identifying those who have reached this standard. •Credentialing program responsive to the needs of paralegals and responsive to the fact that this form of self-regulation is necessary to strengthen and expand development of this career field. •Positive, ongoing, voluntary program to encourage the growth of the paralegal profession, attesting to and encouraging a high level of achievement. The NALA Certifying Board for Paralegals is responsible for content, standards and administration of the Certified Paralegal Program. It is composed of paralegals who have received an Advanced Paralegal Certification designation, attorneys and paralegal educators.