AAfPE and NALS partner on paralegal job task analysis

INDIANAPOLIS - Oct. 10, 2022 - PRLog -- Two associations serving legal support professionals, The American Association for Paralegal and Legal Education (AAfPE) and the National Association for Legal Support Professionals (NALS) are partnering to survey paralegals and legal support professionals on the skills and software they use every day while serving the American justice system. This survey's results will inform the AAfPE Core Competencies for paralegal curriculum and the content of NALS certification and education programs.

"AAfPE educators are dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge and skills that employers need in today's workforce," said AAfPE President Toni Marsh, Program Director, Paralegal Studies, George Washington University. "Law offices have undergone dramatic changes over the last two years, so now is an excellent time to conduct this survey."

The survey was launched at the NALS 2022 National Legal Education Conference in Charlotte, NC. The survey link will now be distributed through State Bar associations, other professional associations, and social media channels. Responses will be collected through November 1.

"For more than 90 years, NALS has been the leader in the legal services industry offering continuing legal education and certifications, we are excited to be working alongside educators to ensure emerging legal professionals have the tools they need for success," said NALS President Julie Abernathy, PP, PLS.

Anyone working in the legal support industry is encouraged to respond at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NALS2. As a thank you for spending about 10 minutes on the anonymous survey, NALS is offering participants access to a free legal CLE course. Organizations interested in distributing a survey link customized for their membership should contact NALS at info@nals.org or

About AAfPE:

Established in 1981, AAfPE's roots go back to the mid 1970s when the American Bar Association sponsored the first conferences for paralegal educators. While much has been accomplished in the field of paralegal education from this beginning, there is still much more to be done to fully develop the potential for both the paralegal field and education for the profession. Learn more at https://www.aafpe.org/.

About NALS:

Established in 1929, NALS was incorporated as the National Association of Legal Secretaries in 1949 and renamed the National Association for Legal Support Professionals in 2021. For over 90 years, NALS has been a leader in the legal services industry offering continuing legal education, certifications, and networking to legal support professionals across the country.  NALS members represent every area of this industry from paralegals and legal assistants to legal administrators and office managers.  Because of this diversity and an openness to welcome all members of the industry, NALS offers a broad spectrum of expertise to make the programs offered valuable to all members of the legal services industry. Learn more at http://www.nals.org.

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