"I would like to thank my supervisor, Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, and everyone in the Indian Legal Clinic for their encouragement and support while I studied and sat for the exam," said Williams, who has worked in the Indian Legal Clinic for one year.
Established in 1976, the CLA/CP examination program is a voluntary professional credentialing program developed by the National Association of Legal Assistants and administered by a board composed of paralegals, members of the American Bar Association and members of the field of education active in paralegal training.
The exam covers communications; legal research; ethics; human relations and interviewing techniques; legal terminology; judgment and analytical ability and substantive law. Continuing legal education is required to maintain the status.
The National Association of Legal Assistants, headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., is a national, nonprofit association that represents more than 18,000 paralegals through individual members and 83 affiliated state and local associations.