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