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SC SUPREME COURT PASSES RULE 429 TO SCACR CREATING BOARD OF PARALEGAL CERTIFICATION
After years of initiative from so many individuals, the South Carolina Supreme Court has passed Rule 429, creating the South Carolina Board of Paralegal Certification.
The full Order can be read here. In short, to qualify for the voluntary program, applicants who wish to obtain the South Carolina Certified Paralegal designation must:
(1) pay an annual fee of $50.00; and
(2) be designated as a CLA, CP or RP, in good standing at the time of application.
The certification year will run from July 1 to June 30, and each certified paralegal must complete twelve (12) Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) hours of approved continuing education each year. SCUPA would like to note that the CPE hours (and the 10 NALA-required CLE hours for CPs/CLAs) can be easily met by attending SCUPA’s annual 1-day seminar and education luncheons.
This historical news was also spotlighted on the national news site, examiner.com, on November 12, 2015. Read the full story and the powerful impact this has on the profession here:
This page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available! Check back often!
The 2021 NALA Conference & Expo - July 22-24! This year's conference will be held at the luxurious Louisville Marriott Downtown located in Louisville, Kentucky. This 3-day educational event will provide attendees with superior networking opportunities, a chance to earn up 15 CLE hours, and over 30 sessions developed to help elevate your paralegal and professional skills.
The conference will also be provided virtually like it was in 2020.
Visit the NALA website for details: www.nala.org