CLA/CP Study Course

The Arkansas Paralegal Alliance, Inc. periodically offers a CLA/CP Study-Prep Course. This is a full-day, intense preparatory course for those who intend to sit for the CLA/CP Exam issued by NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants). The topics cover basic sections of the exam - Ethics, Judgment/Analytical Ability, Legal Research, American Legal System/Legal Terminology, and Communications/Human Resource & Interviewing. All sections are taught by APA members who have sat through the exam and attained certification. During lunch (provided), the instructors share war stories, tips, humorous experiences from their exam preparation, the exam itself, and life after the exam.

The cost of the study course includes the lecture presentation, all materials and handouts, study kit, light breakfast, beverages, lunch, and snacks. It is strongly suggested that you purchase CLA Study Guide, Fourth Edition, and Mock Exam, Fifth Edition, authored by NALA members and material contributed and CLA Review Manual, Second Edition, authored by Virginia Koerselman, both of which are available through NALA's website,, and through, prior to the Prep Course, if at all possible. NALA's price for each are $160/170 and $45/55 (member/ non-member); Amazon's prices change often, so check that site often.

More details and a registration form will be posted here once the next date and location have been confirmed.


Central Arkansas Region (Region 4)
Region 4 holds quarterly meetings. Sarah Hogan is the Region 4 Director for 2015-2016. Contact Sarah Hogan directly for information on the next meeting's date and location and speaker information.

Northwest Arkansas Region (Region 1)
Region 1 holds quarterly meetings. Julie Cotton is the Region 1 Director for 2014-2015. Contact Julie Cotton directly for information on the next meeting's date and location.

Exceptions: No meetings are held in May because of the Annual Convention and no meetings are held in December because of the Holiday Luncheon.

Region 3 APA is attempting to reactivate Region 3. If you are in Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Van Buren, Sebastian, Logan, Conway, Scott, Yell, or Perry Counties and are interested in attending regularly scheduled CLE meetings, please contact APA President Alisha Cornwell.

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