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NALA announces Advanced Paralegal Certification Program for Personal Injury Paralegals!
The Advanced Paralegal Certification Board has announced that a comprehensive new program on Personal Injury will be completed by March 1, 2010. The Personal Injury Core Course, a prerequisite to certification in specific PI practice areas, is now available and open for registration to all those seeking this advanced credential.
The addition of the Personal Injury certification increases the number of ACP certifications from the current 7 to 15. This is the most extensive APC program offered to date.
Paralegals seeking advanced certification in Personal Injury must be Certified Paralegals in good standing, must successfully complete a Personal Injury pre-test, and the PI Core Course. Those who have ACP credentials in Discovery and Trial Practice are exempt from the pre-test prerequisite. The core course program covers “Elements of a PI Case,” “Investigating PI Claims,” “Experts,” “Negotiating and Settlement,” and “Presenting the PI Claim at Trial.”
ACP certification credentials will be awarded in the following practice areas. The practice area courses and the PI Core Course may also be taken as advanced continuing education for those not pursuing the ACP credential:
Once a Certified Paralegal completes the PI Core Course and all eight practice area courses the paralegal may be awarded the ACP Personal Injury credential.
More information on this sweeping ACP program is available on the NALA Website.
CP Exam Computerized
“The Certified Paralegal Examination will transition from a paper-and-pencil test to computer-based testing in 2010,” according to Karen Trumpower, ACP, NALA Certifying Board Chair. “The first computer-based CP exam is anticipated for September,” she said. She was joined by NALA President Linda Wolf, ACP, in praising this evolution of NALA’s definitive professional certification exam for paralegals.
Watch your NALA mail and the web site for more details about this exciting development.
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