In depth review for CP exam. The Spring 2019 Review is special because it will include a live, four-hour seminar on Memorandum and Legal Writing by Virginia Koerselman Newman (the author of the textbook). This special Seminar will not be available during any other review this year.
You are required to separately purchase the textbook Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preperation, 4th Edition (blue cover) by Virginia Koerselman Newman. (see below). Your registration fee with SFPA, though, will include an addendum specifically written for the CP exam.
Room Number is RDB 2008 (second floor in Law School Building) at FIU's Tamiami Campus. FIU Campus Map.pdf
Please purchase textbook asap. We (SFPA) do not sell or provide the textbook.
Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preperation, 4th Edition (blue cover) by Virginia Koerselman Newman.
You must procure your own copy of the textbook; it may be purchased directly from NALA for $170 at Order Book. E-versions are $69.00. You should order the book as soon as possible to ensure delivery before first class.
All classes on Saturday (syllabus subject to change)
WEEK ONE – Feb. 02, 10 am to 1:15 pm
Communications / Ethics
WEEK TWO – Feb. 09, 10 am to 1:15 pm
US Legal System / Civil Litigation / Torts
WEEK THREE – Feb. 16, 10 am to 1:15 pm
Business Organizations / Contracts / Commercial Law
WEEK FOUR – Feb. 23, 10 am to 1:15 pm
Criminal / Real Estate / Estate Planning
WEEK FIVE - March 09, 10 am to 2 pm
Memorandum and Legal Writing with Virginia Koerselman NewmanCOURSE INFORMATION
SFPA's CP REVIEW & STUDY COURSE AT FIU's 8th STREET CAMPUS is an 16-hour prep review for the NALA CP exam. The Review covers all sections. The Review begins with an orientation to answer any questions you may have regarding the exam (e.g., eligibility, application, etc..).
This is a review course. Students should expect to read the chapters and perform self-tests before class.
You may purchase (but not required) the following books as study aids.
The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. This book is sold in many places and is available for free online. Any edition after 1990 is acceptable. Used copy is fine.
- SFPA members $190.00
- Non-members $220.00
Retake of entire review (no addendum provided)
- SFPA members $ 150.00
- Non-members $180.00
If you receive the addendum, then refunds will not include $30 fee for addendum. Deadline to request refund is Friday before event begins: Friday, Feb. 01, 2019
Registration and payment is done online via our website and paypal. Checks are discouraged, but if you wish to pay by check, please make it out to SFPA a week before deadline to our PO Box address, which can be found on our home page.
APPLYING FOR NALA CP EXAM:
This Review is hosted by SFPA. The NALA CP exam is a separate process handled solely by NALA. To register for the exam, you must apply directly to NALA.
For more information on SFPA's CP Review/Study Course, please email SFPA's NALA Liaison, Janet Betancourt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: THE REVIEW COURSE IS COORDINATED BY SFPA, AND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH FIU. SPACE IS PROVIDED TO SFPA BY FIU'S LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE AS A COURTESY TO THE PARALEGAL COMMUNITY.
Please note: All Classes with the exception of Orientation are eligible for CLE credit from NALA. As approved by NALA, CLE is applicable to FRPs as well. This current review has pending approval for 16 NALA CLEs.