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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Several legal secretary certifications are offered by NALS…the association for legal professionals. After some preliminary office training, you can take an examination to receive the accredited legal secretary designation. This certification is for legal secretaries with education, but little to no experience. Legal secretaries with three years of experience can become certified as a professional legal secretary (PLS). The PLS certification designates a legal secretary with exceptional skills and experience. NALS also offers the more general certified legal professional credential for legal professionals with a wide range of duties that may also include some legal secretary responsibilities. 

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