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Certification

Legal Secretaries

Certification Description
One way to demonstrate your preparedness for the demanding field of law is by becoming an ALP. This designation is awarded after passing a four-hour, three-part examination. Attaining this goal demonstrates your commitment and aptitude for succeeding in the ever-changing legal environment.

Certifying Organization
NALS the Association for Legal Professionals
http://www.nals.org

Certification Details
● Either training or work experience required, but not both? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Renewal Required? Every 5 Years
● Renew through Continuing Educational Units (CEU)? Yes
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Accredited Legal Professional Website

Certifying Organization
Legal Secretaries International Inc.
http://www.legalsecretaries.org/

Certification Details
● Education and Training Required? Yes
● Work Experience Required? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Certified Legal Secretary Specialist: Business Law Website

Certifying Organization
Legal Secretaries International Inc.
http://www.legalsecretaries.org/

Certification Details
● Work Experience Required? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Certified Legal Secretary Specialist: Civil Litigation Website

Certification Description
Executive Legal Secretary Examination consists of questions regarding duties of a legal secretary, including general secretarial knowledge, grammar, and ethics; geared to a legal secretary in a small legal office, for an executive, or involved in management or administration, especially for those who have many years of experience.

Certifying Organization
Legal Secretaries International Inc.
http://www.legalsecretaries.org/

Certification Details
● Education and Training Required? Yes
● Work Experience Required? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Certified Legal Secretary Specialist: Executive Legal Secretary Website

Certification Description
This examination consists of questions regarding Intellectual Property law and procedures, including copyright, trademark and patent, general secretarial knowledge, grammar, and ethics. Additional resources include Code of Federal Regulations, United States Code Annotated, and information furnished by United States Patent Office.

Certifying Organization
Legal Secretaries International Inc.
http://www.legalsecretaries.org/

Certification Details
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Certified Legal Secretary Specialist: Intellectual Property Website

Certifying Organization
Legal Secretaries International Inc.
http://www.legalsecretaries.org/

Certification Details
● Work Experience Required? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Certified Legal Secretary Specialist: Probate Website

Certifying Organization
Legal Secretaries International Inc.
http://www.legalsecretaries.org/

Certification Details
● Work Experience Required? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Certified Legal Secretary Specialist: Real Estate Website

Certification Description
This examination consists of sections regarding criminal law and procedures, general secretarial knowledge, grammar, and ethics. Additional resources are the BarchartsĀ® for Criminal Law and for Criminal Procedure (www.barcharts.com).

Certifying Organization
Legal Secretaries International Inc.
http://www.legalsecretaries.org/

Certification Details
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Certified Legal Secretaty Specialist: Criminal Law Website

Certification Description
The CEDS certification exam probes 15 e-discovery fields as selected by a global taskforce of e-discovery specialists and validated by a worldwide ACEDS-sponsored survey.

Certifying Organization
Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists
http://www.aceds.org/

Certification Details
● Education and Training Required? Yes
● Work Experience Required? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Renewal Required? Every 2 Years
● Renew through Continuing Educational Units (CEU)? Yes
● Renew through Re-Examination? No
● Renew through Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? No
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Certified Specialist in E-Discovery Website

Certification Description
A core-level candidate for the Microsoft Word 2013 exam should have a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. They should know and demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Word 2013.These candidates should be able to create and edit 2-3 page documents for a variety of purposes and situations. Examples include professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, resumes, and business correspondence. Candidate roles might include students, clerical workers, instructors, and others.

Certifying Organization
Microsoft Corporation
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/

Certification Details
● Education and Training Required? No
● Work Experience Required? No
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Microsoft Word 2013 Certification Website

Certifying Organization
NALS the Association for Legal Professionals
http://www.nals.org

Certification Details
● Work Experience Required? Yes
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Renewal Required? Every 5 Years
● Renew through Continuing Educational Units (CEU)? Yes
● Renew through Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? Yes
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes

Professional Legal Secretary Website

Certification Description
The Core-level Microsoft Office Word 2010 User should be able to navigate Microsoft Office Word 2010 software at the feature and functionality level. They should be familiar with and know how to use at least 80% of the features and capabilities of Microsoft Office Word 2010. The core-level user should be able to use Microsoft Office Word 2010 to create and edit professional-looking documents for a variety of purposes and situations.

Certifying Organization
Microsoft Corporation
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/

Certification Details
● Education and Training Required? No
● Work Experience Required? No
● Oral or Written Exam Required? No

Word 2010 Certification Website

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