SCUPA / Local News
SCUPA is excited to announce the kick off of our 2017 monthly luncheons at City Range Greenville.
Due to price increases at Ruth's Chris, it was an unanimous Executive Board decision to explore alternate locations and relocate the luncheons. We will enjoy the same benefits of Ruth's Chris, like a variety of different entrées to choose from each month.
We are very excited for 2017 and hope to see you at many luncheons this coming year.
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!
JOIN SCUPA IN CELEBRATING ALL PARALEGALS ON
OCTOBER 14, 2015!!!
SCUPA’s very own Jessica Firpo, our NALA Liaison, succeeded once again in petitioning Governor Nikki R. Haley to grant Paralegal Day across South Carolina. The official proclamation is attached for you to share with your firms, and friends in the legal field.
To see the current edition of the SCUPA Quarterly Scoop
please click here.
NALA Annual Convention
2017 NALA Convention & Expo will be held in Orlando, Florida from July 19-21, 2017. The Convention will be held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, International Drive. Stay tuned for more information.
Certified Paralegal Information; NCCA Accreditation
A detailed list of specifications for the Certified Paralegal examination may be found on the NALA web site under "Certification/Certified Paralegal Exam Description" as well as a more detailed statement of these modifications.
Click this link for more information regarding NCCA accreditation: NCCA_Accred.pdf
Please contact NALA Headquarters if you have any questions.
National Association of Legal Assistants
7666 E. 61st Street, Suite 315
Tulsa, OK 74133
NALA provides continuing legal education courses, recordings, self-study, Advanced Paralegal Certification Programs and more.
Visit http://nala.org/cle-guide.aspx for more information about moving your career forward.
If you need more information about becoming a certified paralegal, please visit the NALA website at http://nala.org/certification.aspx