Monday, March 7, 2011

Congratulations to GMPA Advanced Certified Paralegals

Three members of the Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance (GMPA) have achieved the designation of Advanced Certified Paralegal:
Kelly Heflin, ACP a paralegal with Stratus Foods;
Airolyn Loggins, ACP, a paralegal with Medtronic SofamorDanek,
Gina M. Youngblood, ACP a paralegal with Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews
The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) initiated the paralegal specialty certification in 1981.  Surveys have consistently shown that those with specialty certification are billed at higher rates by firms and receive higher compensation.

Those with the advanced certification have already achieved the CLA/CP credential and have already demonstrated mastery of skills and knowledge tested by the two-day CLA/CP written examination. The subjects tested are:
• written communications

• legal research

• ethics

• judgment and legal analysis

• the American legal system and general knowledge of four areas of substantive law
Source:  The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee. For more information about the Advanced Certified Paralegal credential, visit NALA's website http://nala.org/

1 comment:

Lynne DeVenny said...

Great news - congrats to all!