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Legal Secretaries

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

For those just getting started as legal secretaries, NALS…the association for legal professionals offers Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification. With at least three years of legal work experience, secretaries can pursue the organization's Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) and/or Certified Legal Professional (CLP) credentials. Finally, those aspiring to become paralegals or legal assistants can earn Professional Paralegal (PP) certification, which requires five years of related work experience or graduation from an ABA-approved paralegal studies or legal studies program. To learn more, visit https://www.nals.org/page/certification.

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