NALA Certifications

*MPA is affiliated with the National Association of Legal Assistants. NALA offers the Certification Paralegal "CP" exam and Advanced Certified Paralegal "ACP" credential. 

What are NALA Certifications?

 

            “The American Bar Association defines certification as “a process by which a non-governmental agency or association grants recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by that agency or association.” Certification usually involves passing an examination established by the sponsoring organization and meeting specified educational and/or experiential requirements.” 

Obtaining the Certified Paralegal credential is different from being awarded a Certificate of Completion from a school or training program. The professional certification earned through NALA "signifies that a paralegal is capable of providing superior services to firms and corporations.

The American Bar Association recognizes the CP credential as a mark of high professional achievement. 

"NALA is the only National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited paralegal certification program. NALA's Certified Paralegal program has been recognized both nationally and internationally for over 40 years!"*

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Student Scholarship Opportunities

Our student video contest begins September 2022 and winners are announced in October, each year.

How do I qualify for a student scholarship?

  • Are you a current student or looking to enroll soon in an accredited school?

  • Submit a short 6 minute video and answer the question: 

 

**This is currently on hold until further notice is provided. Thank you for your patience. 6/30/22**

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Potential Winner prizes



First place - $TBA

Second place - $TBA

Third place - $TBA