Since 1975, NALA has been trusted to provide continuing education and professional development designed specifically to advance paralegals and other legal professionals in their careers.
NALA provides current information about the paralegal profession, continuing education (publications, courses, and webinars), networking opportunities, professional certification programs, occupational survey reports, and other publications to help paralegals. NALA is a non-profit organization, 501(c)(6), representing more than 12k+ paralegals, who are individual members or members of NALA affiliated associations. NALA is a membership organization. This means that the individual members of NALA are the leading force of NALA programs and policies. The association is governed by a Board of Directors and maintains an office and headquarters staff in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
NALA is a trade name (filed in Oklahoma in 2003) for The National Association of Legal Assistants which was formed on April 10, 1975 in Oklahoma.
1 Trident cannot guarantee that graduates of this program will be eligible to take third-party certification examinations. Certification requirements for taking and passing these exams are controlled by outside entities and are subject to change without notice to Trident University.
Trident University International is part of the American InterContinental University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Trident cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. Not all courses are available to residents of all states. Trident does not do business in Massachusetts, New York, Georgia or the European Union and does not accept applications from residents of these jurisdictions seeking to enroll at the university. See the accreditation & licensure section for information on the agencies that approve and regulate the school.