Starts March 5; Deadline to register is Friday, March 4
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VERY IMPORTANT: For the Spring 2016 Review, the class on the J&A Memorandum will be independently handled. It will be taught by Virginia Koerselman Newman, the author of the CP Review Manual. SFPA is pleased and honored that she has agreed to travel to Miami just to teach this class. It will be a four-hour seminar on Saturday, February 27. It requires separate registration and fee.
SFPA's NALA CP REVIEW & STUDY COURSE AT FIU's 8th STREET CAMPUS is an 15-hour prep review for the NALA CP exam. The Review covers all five sections (except J&A Memo - see yellow highlighted note above) of the exam. In addition, the Review begins with an orientation to answer any questions you may have regarding the exam (e.g., eligibility, application, etc..). Also, the Review ends with a mock exam -- an abridged version to assist you ascertain your strengths and weaknesses, which will help you prepare for the actual exam. All classes are held on Saturdays for seven weeks. Please see schedule attached below.
This is a review course. Students should expect to read the chapters and perform self-tests before class. Students should start reading chapters 1 and 3 as soon as they receive the required textbook. More information about the textbook is listed below.
The Review begins with an orientation on Saturday, March 5. The Review ends with an optional mock exam on April 9. There is no class on March 26.
Please see complete schedule here: SFPA_2016_Spring_NALA_CP_Review_Schedule.pdf
CP Review Manual, 4th Edition (blue) by Virginia Koerselman Newman.
You must procure your own copy of the textbook; it may be purchased directly from NALA for $170 at http://www.nala.org/publ.aspx. You should order the book as soon as possible to ensure delivery before orientation class.
You may purchase (but not required) the following two books as study aids.
Certified Paralegal - Mock Examination and Study Guide, 5th edition. It is available from NALA for $45.
The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. This book is sold in many places and is available for free online. Any edition after 1990 is acceptable. Used copy is fine.
- SFPA members $155.00
- Non-members $175.00
Retake of the review or four classes (within the following two reviews of last review taken)
- SFPA members $120.00
- Non-members $140.00
Individual classes (per class)
- SFPA members $30.00
- Non-members $35.00
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:
Deadline to register and pay is the day before orientation, which is Friday, March 04, 2016.
All registration and payment is done online via our website and paypal. Checks are discouraged, but if you wish to pay by check, please make it out to SFPA a week before deadline to our PO Box address, which can be found on our home page.
APPLYING FOR NALA CP EXAM:
This Review is hosted by SFPA. The NALA CP exam is a separate process handled soley by NALA. To register for the exam, you must apply directly to NALA. The deadline for the May exam is April 1st. For more information on the exam, please see http://www.nala.org/examinee.aspx
NALA's booklet in pdf format outlining the application process and general policies: http://www.nala.org/Upload/file/PDF-Files/Certification/2012-Aug-Handbook/3-Examinee%20Policies.pdf
For more information on SFPA's CP Review/Study Course, please call SFPA's NALA Liaison, Arturo Rodriguez at 305-579-7859 or email at: email@example.com