Professional Development

Professional Development Committee

Chair: Cindy Smeins, ACP

Members: Janet Miller, CP

                Nicole Mayer, CP

"What are your career goals?"

"Have you thought about becoming a NALA Certified Paralegal?"

The Professional Development Committee is currently leading a study group for SDPA members wanting to take the NALA Certified Paralegal exam. If you are interested in joining this study group or would like additional information, contact Cindy Smeins, ACP, Chair of the Professional Development Committee.

Also, please contact us if you would like to post a notice of a study group in your area! We are always looking for new ways to advance in paralegal studies!

SDPA Reimbursements and Scholarship

SDPA encourages members to take the CP exam offered through NALA as part of their professional development. As an incentive, SDPA offers one (1) reimbursement each year for the exam fee (currently $250) to members take and pass the CP exam.

Additionally, SDPA assists members who desire to seek NALA's Advanced Certified Paralegal credential as part of their professional development. SDPA offers two (2) reimbursements each year for the course fee (currently up to $300) to active members who successfully complete the course.

SDPA encourages paralegal students to apply for the SDPA Scholarship announced each June at our annual meeting!!!

For more information, click on the links below or contact Cindy Schmit, ACP.