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20 Mar 2024
Curriculum Resources Related to Core Competencies
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In addition to the technical and legal skills taught in academic settings, core competencies are critical skills for paralegal success. NALA’s Professional Development Committee created and maintains a listing of these necessary core competencies. Additionally, NALA works closely with the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), which has developed its own set of core competencies. […]

20 Mar 2024
Curriculum Resources
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NALA is committed to supporting educators in providing training, education, and support to paralegals across the country. In particular, the School Relations Task Force has curated a number of resources focused on: Helping students develop paralegal core competencies identified by the Professional Development Committee as critical for student and professional success, and Providing curricula and […]

I have been a litigation paralegal since 1995. No two days are the same, but I do a lot of the same tasks on a daily basis. I start my day by checking my emails and either taking care of the task or creating a reminder for another day. I use Microsoft tasks and create […]

14 Mar 2024
March Volunteer Spotlight – Mary Katherine Mayer, ACP
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NALA Volunteer Spotlight – March 2024 Mary Katherine Mayer, ACP Mary Katherine Mayer, ACP, serves on NALA’s Professional Development Committee (PDC). She works for the Yavapai County Public Defender’s Office in Northern Arizona. She has an AAS in paralegal studies with honors. Mary is proud to have received an award for working for the Public […]

March 2024 Introduction  Women’s History Month prompts us to celebrate the remarkable women who have shaped the legal profession. From the influential legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the vital roles played by paralegals and other legal practitioners, this article honors the historical contributions of women in law. It also emphasizes the ongoing journey […]

As a paralegal for the public defender’s office, this is a precious amendment to our clients who feel their Fourth Amendment rights have been violated. One of the most important, yet misunderstood, legal principles of American jurisprudence is the Fourth Amendment. Many people do not understand what their Fourth Amendment rights entail, when and how […]