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News - National Association of Licensed Paralegals

Biggest ever National Paralegal Day celebrations took place 8th Nov at the House of Commons

The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) hosted the biggest ever National Paralegal Day celebrations at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday 8th November 2023. The Jubilee Room was packed for the event which included the very first ‘NALP Paralegal Achievement Awards’. The winners for the 2022-2023 Awards were: Highest Achievement for the […]

What NALP examiners are looking for when grading your exam papers (video)

 NALP webinar – What NALP examiners are looking for when grading your exam papers NALP Patron, Amanda Hamilton, talks about the key things examiners are looking for when assessing your papers and giving you your grade. If you want to get the best grade you can when taking a NALP qualification, you need to […]

A guide to Legal Aid (video)

 NALP webinar – Legal Aid 10 years on It’s been 10 years since Legal Aid was virtually abolished by a government looking to save money and reduce unnecessary litigation. Our Patron, Amanda Hamilton, answers questions on how successful this has been over the last 10 years and what this means for Paralegals. Previous webinars […]

What is a Paralegal and Should You Use One?

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Got a legal issue – call a solicitor, yes? Not necessarily. It may be that a paralegal is what you need. So, what is a paralegal? What’s the difference between a paralegal and a solicitor, and when might it make sense to use one? What is a paralegal? A Paralegal is legally trained and educated […]

How to become a Paralegal

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Paralegals are in more demand than ever before. The current cost of living crisis and the withdrawal of Legal Aid in 2013 hasn’t stopped the need for good legal services, but it has put pressure on wallets and budgets. If you have always dreamed of a career in law, now may be a great time […]

Advice for Paralegals on Reserved Activities and Holding Out

Increasing numbers of paralegals are gaining Licences to Practise and opening up their own firms, thanks to the opening up of legal services to consumers, giving them the opportunity to attain access to justice at a reasonable cost. This is great for both consumers and the paralegal professions but there two things a Paralegal must […]

Top Tips to help you get work as a Paralegal By Amanda Hamilton

If you are wondering what to do next because you have been made redundant during the corona virus crisis, or perhaps the time off has made you rethink your career path – then how about a career in law? Working as a paralegal can be a very rewarding way of earning a living. It also […]

Interview with the board: Robin Ghurbhurun

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Welcome to the latest podcast from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals. Today we are joined by our latest board member, Robin Ghurbhurun, who is the Managing Director of Jisc, which provides digital solutions for UK education and research. We’d love you to ‘Like & Share’ our podcast today. You can do so simply by […]

What paralegals are saying about the pandemic

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We’ve been in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic for over six months now and with new developments in working from home and wage subsidies replacing the furlough scheme, it seems as if we’re still a long way from normality. Here at NALP, we thought this would be a good time to check the pulse […]