The Certified Paralegal assists attorneys in a variety of legal matters. They are responsible for researching the law, preparing legal documents, conducting interviews, and providing legal advice to clients. They have an excellent understanding of legal principles, procedures, and documents. Certified Paralegals must be organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform legal research and analysis.
• Prepare legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, contracts, and other documents.
• Maintain client files and databases.
• Interview clients, witnesses, and other parties.
• Assist attorneys in court proceedings, including trial preparation and attendance.
• Monitor legal developments and changes in the law.
• Assist attorneys in preparing cases for trial.
• Provide clients with legal advice and guidance.
• Manage administrative tasks such as filing and document management.
• Analyze and interpret legal documents.
• Conduct due diligence and other legal research.
• Verify the accuracy of legal documents.
• Draft legal memoranda.
• Represent clients in settlement negotiations.
• Attend meetings and conferences related to legal matters.
If you\'re interested in a career as a Certified Paralegal, it can be a rewarding and challenging field. The job requires a great deal of knowledge and skill in the legal field, and it is essential that you understand the legal system and the many facets of the law. To become a Certified Paralegal, you must complete an accredited paralegal program and pass the National Federation of Paralegal Associations\' certification exam. Once you\'ve achieved certification, you\'ll be able to work as a paralegal in a variety of settings, including law firms, government agencies, and corporations. Certified paralegals are responsible for researching legal issues and preparing legal documents, as well as managing caseloads and assisting attorneys. This career is often well-paid and offers many opportunities for growth and advancement.
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This certified entry level paralegal program is designed to prepare students for certification. Therefore, you don’t need to have any prior experience in the law. This program will take care of that for you.
Our program aims to prepare students to sit for the Certified Paralegal exam by NALA. With a Certified Paralegal credential, you can offer services to firms as a paralegal.
This program contains a plethora of assessment material, which will ensure that students are ready to take this certification exam. You’ll also have interactive learning opportunities, such as activities, games, and flash cards, which make the learning process more engaging.
In a nutshell, this program provides students, who have no experience in law, with the necessary knowledge and skills to secure entry-level paralegal jobs as a starting point. After that, it’s up to you to develop a career in law for yourself.
This program is targeted at individual who have little or no previous experience in a law setting and are pursuing a career as a paralegal profession. In this program learners will gain the necessary knowledge to sit for the NALA's Certified Paralegal certification exam.
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Upon successfully completion of the training program, learners will be prepared to sit for the Certified Paralegal certification exam through NALA. Learners will be provided an exam voucher,
at no cost, to sit for the exam.
To be eligible for the Certified Paralegal examination, a paralegal must meet one of the following requirements listed below. The NALA Certifying Board and NALA do not provide nor approve any education that is required for initial certification.
1. Graduation from a paralegal program that is:
(a) Approved by the American Bar Association; or
(b) An associate degree program; or
(c) A post-baccalaureate certificate program in paralegal studies; or
(d) A bachelor's degree program in paralegal studies; or
(e) A paralegal program which consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours (900 clock hours or 90 quarter hours) of which at least 15 semester hours (225 clock hours or 22.5 quarter hours) are substantive legal courses.
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
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Certified Paralegal Exam
The Certified Paralegal (CP) certification is a widely-recognized credential that demonstrates a paralegal’s knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of law. The CP certification is a valuable asset to both employers and paralegals alike.
Benefits to employers:
• Demonstrates an employee’s commitment to their profession.
• Enhances the credibility of the legal department.
• Demonstrates a mastery of the knowledge and skills required to be a successful paralegal.
• Establishes a higher standard for the paralegal profession.
• Helps employers identify qualified job applicants.
Benefits to paralegals:
• Credentialing provides a competitive edge in the job market.
• Enhances professional credibility.
• Increases job opportunities.
• Enhances earnings potential.
• Increases access to higher-level job opportunities and promotions.
• Enhances knowledge and understanding of the legal system.