CP Study Group Schedule


This year, we are taking a different approach to assisting members study for the CP Exam.  CP Exam courses will be offered during the Spring and Fall Seminars.

The Spring Seminar will include Legal Research and Judgment & Analytics.

The Fall Seminar will include Judgment & Analytics, Communications, the Legal System, Legal Research, and Tips on How to Take the Exam.

Suggested study materials for the exam are the Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation, Fourth Edition, by Virginia Koerselman Newman and the CLA/CP Study Guide and Mock Examination, Fifth Edition.  These can be purchased through NALA, Amazon, or several other online booksellers.  A copy of Strunk & White’s Elements of Style is highly recommended.

Please review the exam specifications on NALA’s website at www.nala.org/Certification.aspx for exam details.

Ordering Information (from NALA website, opens in new window)

The exam is administered during the months of January, May, and September.

Registration deadlines are: December 1 for the January exam; April 1 for the May exam; and August 1 for the September exam.


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