Certifying Board Mission Statement
The NALA Certifying Board is committed to setting, improving, and evolving the professional certification standards by which paralegals demonstrate exceptional knowledge, skills, and integrity.
The premier national certification credential for paralegals.
The NALA Certifying Board for Paralegals is responsible for the content, standards, and administration of the CP Certified Paralegal® Program. It is composed of paralegals who have received an Advanced Paralegal Certification designation, attorneys, and paralegal educators.
In the technical areas of statistical analyses, examination construction, reliability, and validity tests, the Board contracts with a professional consulting firm offering expertise in these areas as well as in occupational research. Technical and content analyses of the Certified Paralegal Examination are conducted on an ongoing basis to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the examination with job analysis studies conducted appropriately every six years.
Members: Kimberly A.S. Brown, ACP (Past Chair); Cathy L. Davis, ACP; Jennifer Devine, ACP; Tammy Manning Dickerson, CP; Torii Ransome Freeman, JD (Public Member); Donna W. Gilliland, ACP; Kye W. Haymore, JD; Christine K. Lillo, ACP; Tracie L. Livesay, ACP; Shannon Moran Simler, JD; Carl Morrison, ACP; Tom Pokladowski, JD; Lisa M. Stone, ACP (Chair)