Last chance to take review for the current test format; for those that have already begin taking the NALA CP exam, the September testing window is your last chance to complete the exam (with a few exceptions - contact NALA directly to see if you are exempted).
Classes on Saturdays; Deadline to register is Friday, July 7
Room Number is RDB 2005 (Law School - Raphael Diaz Balart Building) at FIU's Tamiami Campus. FIU Campus Map.pdf
Please purchase textbook asap. We (SFPA) do not sell or provide the book.
Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preperation, 4th Edition (blue cover) by Virginia Koerselman Newman.
You must procure your own copy of the textbook; it may be purchased directly from NALA for $170 at Order Book. E-versions are $69.00. You should order the book as soon as possible to ensure delivery before first class.
WEEK ONE – July 8, 2017, 10 am to 1:45 pm
Orientation (30 minutes) and then
J & A/ Memorandum - [chpt. 4]
WEEK TWO – July 15, 2017, 10 am to 1:15 pm
No Class - Study Day/Review
WEEK THREE – July 22, 2017, 10 am to 1:15 pm
Communication and Human Relations - [chpts. 1,2]
WEEK FOUR– July 29, 2017
Ethics / Legal Research - [chpts. 3 and 5,6]
WEEK FIVE – August 5, 2017, 10 am to 1:15 pm
No Class - Study Day /Review
WEEK SIX – August 12, 2017, 10 am to 1:15p m
Business Organizations / Contracts - [chpts. 8 and 9]
WEEK SEVEN - August 19, 2017, 10 am to 1:15pm
General Law / Litigation - [chpts. 7 and 10]
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. The Review begins with an orientation to answer any questions you may have regarding the exam (e.g., eligibility, application, etc..). Also, we provide a mock exam - an abridged version to assist you ascertain your strengths and weaknesses, which will help you prepare for the actual exam.
This is a review course. Students should expect to read the chapters and perform self-tests before 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 $175.00
- Non-members $195.00
Retake of entire review (first review within last 12 months)
- SFPA members $120.00
- Non-members $140.00
Substantive Law (or any two classes)
- SFPA members $75.00
- Non-members $85.00
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:
Deadline to register and pay is the day before orientation, Friday, July 7th.
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 solely by NALA. To register for the exam, you must apply directly to NALA. The deadline to register for the exam is the 1st of the previous month. For example, the deadline for the September exam is August 1. For more information on the exam, please see NALA's Examinee Information Page
For more information on SFPA's CP Review/Study Course, please call SFPA's NALA Liaison, Janet Betancourt at firstname.lastname@example.org.