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Specialty Certificate Program

 

 

 


Specialty Certificates are for those who want to go above and beyond, set themselves apart from the competition, and make their area of expertise known!  

 

NALS Specialty Certificate Program Eligibility:

Any certified Professional Paralegal (PP), Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) and/or Certified Legal Professional (CLP) may earn a Specialty Certificate after obtaining 50 CLE credit hours in one of the specialty tracks designated by NALS within a five-year validity period. Specialty Certificates will be valid for 5 years, after which time, a new application must be submitted in order to maintain a valid Specialty Certificate. 

 


NALS Specialty Certificate Program


 Specialty Areas of Law                          

 Abbreviations  

 

        

  • Administrative
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract
  • Corporate
  • Criminal
  • E-Discovery
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Trial Management
  • Probate
  • Family
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Law Office Management
  • Juvenile
  • Personal Injury

 

 

The following are examples of how  Specialty Certificates may be abbreviated.


Simple Abbreviation Examples

 

  PP-SC
  PLS-SC
  CLP-SC
  PP, PLS-SC



Full Abbreviation Examples


 PP-SC Civil Litigation
 PLS-SC E-Discovery
 CLP-SC Corporate Law
 PP, PLS-SC Juvenile Law

 


 

 

 

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How Do I Obtain My Specialty Certificate?

Participate in educational activities to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credits 

EASY as 1-2-3

 

  1. Earn CLE Credits: You can participate in educational activities to earn CLE credits toward your specialty certificate.
  2. Get Organized: Maintain a file with all of your CLE certificates and other documentation OR track your CLE credit hours online through NALS' New Certification Journal Tool.
  3. Documentation to Send to NALS: At any time prior to the expiration of your current validity period, submit the following to the Resource Center:
  1. Online Specialty Certificate Application; 
  2. Copy of your Certification Journal Transcript OR original certificates/documentation pertaining to education credits;
  3. Payment (Members $150/Non-Members $200)
 

Questions? Click here. 

 

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