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as the authority for the Legal Research section. Judgment and Analytical Ability Comprehension of data—identifying and understanding a problem Application of knowledge—ability to link facts or legal issues from other cases to the problem at hand, recognizing similarities and differences by analogy Evaluating and categorizing data Organizing data and findings in a written document This section contains an essay question which requires analysis of a research request, finding applicable law, and writing a responsive memo. Examinees will be graded on the ability to: Identify which facts are relevant and state them concisely and accurately; Identify the threshold or main issue and any secondary issue(s); Identify the relevant legal authority and apply it to the facts; and Draw persuasive logical conclusions. Substantive Law The substantive law section of the examination is composed of five sub- sections. The first section, Substantive Law-General covers concepts of the American legal system. All examinees are required to take this section. services; create and maintain library and legal resources; develop and maintain billing system. (continued) Exhibit 1.1 Legal certification comparison chart (continued) M01_GOLD0000_00_SE_CH01.QXD 12/4/09 7:05 PM Page 19
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20 PART I The Paralegal Profession PLS . . . the advanced Certified Legal Paralegal (RP)— Professional certification for Assistant (CLA)— Paralegal Advanced Paralegal (PP)— legal professionals or Paralegal Competency Exam NALS (PLS)—NALS (CP)—NALA (PACE) Registered Subjects covered within this section include: Court system including their structure and jurisdiction Branches of government, agencies, and concepts such as separation of powers Legal concepts and principles including sources of law, judicial decision making, appellate process Sources and classifications of law including the constitution, statutes, common law, civil law, statutory law, and equity law The other four sub-sections are selected by the applicants from a list of nine substantive areas of the law. These tests cover general knowledge of the following practice areas: Administrative Law • Bankruptcy Business Organizations Civil Litigation • Contracts Criminal Law and Procedure Estate Planning and Probate Family Law Real Estate The skills required by these tests involve recall of facts and principles that form the basis of the specialty area. Examinees must also demonstrate an understanding of the structure of the law and procedures to be followed in each specialty area. © 2008, National Association of Legal Assistants 1516 S. Boston, #200, Tulsa, OK 74119 [email protected] Cost $200 (retake $50/section) $250 (retake $60/section) PLS Members Part 4: $150 (retake $50) PLS Nonmember Part 4: $200 (retake $60) The fee for the CLA/CP examination is $250 for NALA members and $275 for nonmembers CLE Required 50 hours (five hours legal ethics) 12 hours continuing legal education including at least one hour in ethics every two (2) years.

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