I would very much like to convey my heartfelt thanks to my Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies tutor who has provided excellent feedback throughout this course, as well as food for thought. Maria is so very good and very measured.
Become a Licensed Paralegal
To become a Licensed Paralegal the applicant must meet educational, work experience and character requirements outlined in the NALPs
On meeting these standards, it is just as important that the Paralegal keeps abreast of law and practice as any other branch of the legal profession.
The annual renewal of a Licence, requires evidence of 10 hours of Continous Professional Development per year.
Benefits of Becoming Licensed
For the Paralegal, it shows a commitment to professionalism.
It also shows that the Licensed Paralegal has attained laid down, identifiable, standards and is committed to progress his or her career by maintaining this professionalism by mandatory continuing professional development.
For the employer and the client, paralegals can show that they fulfil the licensing criteria and that they will keep abreast of changes in the law and procedure through CPD.
Law firms can show clients that their un-admitted staff are qualified and regulated professionals internally supervised and externally regulated.
A law firm's client will know that any complaint against a Licensed Paralegal could be taken up with the Association as well as with the firm.
On the granting of a Licence and during the continuance thereof the Applicant will be entitled to be called and use the title of 'Licensed Paralegal' which will be a title of professional standing.