"NALA leads the paralegal profession by providing a voluntary certification program, continuing legal education, and professional development programs for all paralegals" - NALA Mission Statement

MALA is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).  NALA provides many educational opportunities for paralegals and legal assistants interested in furthering their educations, becoming certified paralegals/legal assistants by successfully passing the Certified Paralegal (CP) exam, and making connections with other paralegals throughout the United States. Paralegals can also participate in leadership programs and earn additional credentials by completing an Advanced Certification course in a specialized area of law. 

For additional information about NALA, the new CP exam, the ACP exam, and other educational programs offered, visit

NALA's 2017 Conference & Expo is July 19-21, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  The Conference brochure describing the educational sessions as well as an on-line registration for can be found on the NALA website at:  If you would like more information, please contact MALA's NALA Liaison, Barbara Hartzell, ACP at



Montana Association of Legal Assistants*Paralegals
MALA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 9016, Missoula, MT 59807

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