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NALS of Missouri provides numerous educational and continuing legal education through its local chapters and through its affiliation with NALS... the association for legal professionals. In addition, NALS of Missouri offers members with educational opportunities at all state meeting seminars, with presentations covering up-to-the-minute changes in federal and state laws and cutting edge legal technology. For the next date of a NALS of Missouri seminar, please check the CALENDAR page.

Certification

Certified ALP - A Career Goal

One way to demonstrate your commitment to professional career development in the legal field is to attain the ALP...the basic certification for the legal professional.

Attaining this goal demonstrates your commitment and aptitude for succeeding in the ever-changing legal environment.

The ALP examination:

  • demonstrates ability to perform business communication tasks;
  • gauges ability to maintain office records and calendars, and prioritize multiple tasks when given real-life scenarios;
  • measures understanding of office equipment and related procedures;
  • denotes aptitude for understanding legal terminology, legal complexities and support documents; and
  • appraises knowledge of law office protocol as prescribed by ethical codes.

To obtain further information about exam eligibility, what the exam covers, study materials, guidelines, examination dates and fees, please visit the website of NALS.

Certified PLS - A Professional Goal

How do your skills compare with the hallmarks of a professional? The Certified PLS designation is an attainable goal for lawyer's assistants who want to be identified as exceptional. The certification is received after passing a one-day, four-part examination.

Attaining this goal demonstrates dedication to professionalism and acceptance of the challenge to be exceptional. Personal motivation is necessary to attain such a goal.

The purpose of the examination is to certify a lawyer's assistant who possesses:

  • a mastery of office skills and people skills;
  • the ability to interact on a professional level with attorneys, clients and other support staff;
  • the discipline to assume responsibility and exercise initiative and judgment; and
  • a working knowledge of procedural law, the law library and how to prepare legal documents.

To obtain further information about exam eligibility, what the exam covers, study materials, guidelines, examination dates and fees, please visit the website of NALS.

Professional Paralegal (PP) Certification

Are you looking for a way to establish your credentials nationwide as a Professional Paralegal? Established in 2004, the Certified PP designation is an attainable goal for paralegals who wish to be identified as exceptional in all areas of law.

Successful completion of the PP examination demonstrates:

  • A mastery of procedural skills and communication skills.
  • An advanced knowledge of procedural law, the law library, and the preparation of legal documents.
  • A working knowledge of substantive law and the ability to perform specifically delegated substantive legal work under an attorney's supervision.
  • The ability to interact on a professional level with attorneys, clients, and other staff.
  • The discipline to assume responsibility and exercise initiative and judgment while adhering to legal ethical standards at all times.

To obtain further information about exam eligibility, what the exam covers, study materials, guidelines, examination applications, and fees, please click here: NALS.