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NALS Legal Training Course (LTC)

Many of our state and location organizations host legal training courses. Please contact your local NALS community for a listing of the location(s), time(s) and date(s) of the course. We strongly recommend you engage in a locally hosted LTC as it often introduces the registrant to local rules, codes, procedures, statutes etc... 

If you are a member at large or if your state or local organization has elected to not host the LTC, you can participate in our Virtual LTC. Our Virtual LTC, hosted at the national level, is informative and versatile. Participants can choose from a variety mediums [e.g., webinars, live online study sessions, etc..] for each of the required modules. 


NALS Virtual Legal Training Course (V-LTC)

Purpose of the Virtual LTC

  • Designed to introduce industry newcomers to the legal support profession; 
  • Preparation for the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) Exam;
  • Assists individuals who wish to relearn a specific tool, task or procedure; and, 
  • Introduction of new areas of law to individuals who have worked in the same field for a long period of time. 
 

Enrolling in the Virtual LTC

If you wish to enroll in the Virtual Legal Training Program, please complete our Virtual LTC application by clicking HERE.

 

Requirements of the Virtual LTC

To successfully complete the Virtual LTC, participants must complete thirty-four (34) credit hours of legal training within a one-year (1) period. A NALS credit hour of legal training equates to one-hour of dedicated study to a particular subject within a training module (listed below). Each Virtual LTC registrant must complete eight (8) credit hours in Module A, seven (7) credit hours in Module B, five (5) credit hours in Module C, and fourteen (14) credit hours in Module D. 

 

Each module contains required courses. NALS Virtual LTC participants must dedicate one-hour of study to all topics highlighted in blue. The remaining credit hours required for the successful completion of each module may be dedicated to any topic listed under the corresponding module. 

 

MODULE A TOPICS (8 Credit Hours):

Ethics and Professional Responsibility

The Law Office

Accounting

Legal Authority: The Courts and Jurisdiction

Law Office Management

Filing Systems

Accounts Payable

Accounts Receivable

 

MODULE B TOPICS (7 Credit Hours):

Computers in the Law Office

Computer Information Systems

Electronic Discovery

Microsoft Programs

Electronic Filing

Electronic Research Programs (e.g., LexisNexis, Westlaw, etc....)

 

MODULE C TOPICS (5 Credit Hours):

Legal Writing and Legal Research

Citations

Oral and Written Communications

The Law Library

Preparation of Legal Documents

Proofreading and Editing

Legal Latin

Grant Writing

 

MODULE D TOPICS (14 Credit Hours):

Litigation, Civil Procedure, and Torts

Family Law

Real Estate

Contracts

Criminal Law of Procedure

Contracts

Bankruptcy

Estates and Guardianship

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Environmental Law

Oil and Gas Law

Landlord & Tenant

 

 

Access to Approved Courses for the Virtual LTC

Registrants of the Virtual LTC can earn their legal training credit hours participating in NALS Study Hall Live! Series, NALS Webinars, and NALS Conferences

 

 

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