Our company is interested in sponsoring a CLE class for paralegals. Can you provide me with information regarding approval of CLE for paralegals?

CLE is always welcome for paralegals. Some of the paralegals in Texas are certified by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals, or the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For those certified paralegals, the CLE seminars must be approved by the appropriate organization. Each organization has its own certification process. To learn how to submit the CLE program for approval, please go to each organization’s website. You can find contact information for each on their websites. They may have the procedure listed on their websites.

National Federation of Paralegal Associations www.paralegals.org
National Association of Legal Assistants www.nala.org
Texas Board of Legal Specialization www.tbls.org

Paralegals who are Active or Associate members of the Division must obtain CLE that is legal substantive in nature. If the program is substantive, the Division allows the paralegals to claim the CLE during the membership renewal process. The Division will accept all CLE that has been approved by one of the organizations above. The Division does not review CLE programs for approval.