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Heartland Paralegal Association

A NALA Affiliated association in Kansas city

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NALA Affiliate Since 2001

NALA is the nation's leading professional association for paralegals.  As a non-profit organization, NALA provides continuing education and professional development programs for paralegals - from novice to experienced professionals.

Heartland Paralegal Association has been a NALA affiliate since our beginning in 2001.  Heartland Paralegal Association who are not individual NALA members receive a waiver of the initiation fee should they decide to become NALA members.

NALA Certified Paralegal Exam

Heartland Paralegal Association members in good standing for a period of one year can apply to HPA for reimbursement of up to $250.00 upon successful completion of the NALA CP Exam.  The complete guidelines and restrictions for reimbursement are in the HPA Standing Rules.  See, HPA Docs in the members' only area.


Established in 1976, the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) program has enabled the profession to develop a strong and responsive self-regulatory program offering a nationwide credential for legal assistants. The Certified Paralegal program establishes and serves as a:

  • National professional standard for paralegals.
  • Means of identifying those who have reached this standard.
  • Credentialing program responsive to the needs of paralegals and responsive to the fact that this form of self-regulation is necessary to strengthen and expand development of this career field.
  • Positive, ongoing, voluntary program to encourage the growth of the paralegal profession, attesting to and encouraging a high level of achievement.
There are over 19,000 (active and inactive) Certified Paralegals and over 3900 Advanced Certified Paralegals in the United States. Over 26,000 paralegals have participated in this program. 

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Heartland Paralegal Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

P.O. Box 12413
Overland Park, KS 66282

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