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CERTIFICATION EXAM APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The April 29, 2023, paralegal certification exam application is now available. Please log in to the member portal to create an account and complete the application. If you are retaking the exam, please do not create a new account—use the CP# you were previously assigned. If you have forgotten your CP#, click “forgot username” or conduct a paralegal search of your name to find it. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Applications must be completed using the online portal.


New Board Member Appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of certified paralegal, Carrie J. Marshall, to the Board of Paralegal Certification. She has been certified since 2012 and is currently a paralegal with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte. Congratulations Carrie!


ONLINE RECERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The January 1, 2023 recertification application period is now open. Please login to the member portal to complete your recertification, pay your fees, update your contact information, and check your status.


FOLLOW THE STATE BAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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State Bar Journal and lawyer's handbook

Click here to view online the latest edition of the State Bar Journal.

The 2022 Lawyer's Handbook is now available for downloading on the State Bar's website.

Important Dates
Apr
29
Certification Exam
April 29, 2023
Application Deadline – January 14, 2023
Mar
15
March 15th - $25 Late Fee Added
April 1st – Certification Automatically Lapses
Aug
15
July 1 Annual Renewal Deadlines:
August 15th - $25 Late Fee Added
October 1st – Certification Automatically Lapses
Oct
14
Certification Exam
October 14, 2023
Application Deadline – August 12, 2023