In-depth review for NALA's CP and NFPA CRP. Because the subject matter for both exams is similar, the review will serve for either exam. Classes for four Saturdays from 10am to 1:15. Begins April 28. Deadline to register is Friday, April 27.
Room Number is RDB 2001, except 5/19, which will be RDB 1004 (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.
All classes on Saturday (syllabus subject to change)
WEEK ONE – April 28, 10 am to 1:15 pm
Communications [chpts. 1,2] and J & A/ Memorandum - [chpt. 4]
WEEK TWO – May 5, 10 am to 1:15 pm
Ethics, Legal Research, Criminal
WEEK THREE – May 12, 10 am to 1:15 pm
Business Organizations, Contracts, General Law, Litigation
WEEK FOUR – May 19, 10 am to 1:15 pm
Probate, Real Estate, Torts
SFPA's NALA CP REVIEW & STUDY COURSE AT FIU's 8th STREET CAMPUS is an 12-hour prep review for the NALA CP exam. The Review covers all 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
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:
Deadline to register and pay is the day before orientation, Friday, April 27.
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.
For more information on SFPA's CP Review/Study Course, please email SFPA's NALA Liaison, Janet Betancourt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: THE REVIEW COURSE IS COORDINATED BY SFPA, AND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH FIU. SPACE IS PROVIDED TO SFPA BY FIU'S LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE AS A COURTESY TO THE PARALEGAL COMMUNITY.
Please note: All Classes with the exception of Orientation are eligible for CLE credit from NALA. As approved by NALA, CLE is applicable to FRPs as well. This current review has pending approval for 12 NALA CLEs.