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SPRING 2021 CERTIFIED KENTUCKY PARALEGAL (CKP) EXAMINATION

The Kentucky Paralegal Association’s Spring 2021 Certified Kentucky Paralegal (CKP) Examination will be held virtually on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The online CKP Examination Review Session is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The online CKP Examination is scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Applications and supporting eligibility documentation must be received by Monday, May 10, 2021. The Application fee is $100.

Certified Kentucky Paralegal resources are posted on the bottom of this webpage. If you have questions regarding the CKP Examination and/or the ongoing certification requirements for Certified Kentucky Paralegals, please contact the KPA's Certification Committee at certification@kypa.org.  

KPA Certification Committee (KPACC) Vacancies

The Kentucky Paralegal Association Certification Committee (KPACC) currently has one immediate vacancy for a paralegal member to fill an unexpired term ending June 30, 2022.  In addition, on July 1, 2021, KPACC will have two additional paralegal member vacancies for the July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023 term.  We invite all Certified Kentucky Paralegals with an interest in serving on KPACC to complete the survey available via the link below, which will be submitted to the KPA Board for consideration.

SURVEY LINK: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KPACCVacancy 

All KPACC paralegal members must be Certified Kentucky Paralegals in good standing.  CKPs qualified to fill the immediate committee vacancy shall inform the KPA Board of their desire to fill the position within 10 business days of this announcement by completing the survey by April 19, 2021.  CKPs interested in serving on the Committee for the July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023 term must inform the Board of their interest by completing the survey by April 30, 2021.  The survey gives you the option of selecting one or both terms.  CKPs who submit the survey will be contacted prior to their name being submitted to the KPA Board for appointment. 


This vacancy announcement was emailed to Certified Kentucky Paralegals on April 9, 2021, along with additional information regarding the positions. If you have questions, you may contact us at certification@kypa.org.

CERTIFIED KENTUCKY PARALEGAL (CKP) PROGRAM

PURPOSE The purpose of the Kentucky Paralegal Association’s Certified Kentucky Paralegal Program is to implement Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 3.700 for paralegals in Kentucky by establishing a procedure for paralegal certification, which will promote competence and high standards of professional responsibility, including the Kentucky Paralegal Association’s Paralegal Professional Standards of Conduct. This is accomplished by setting minimum training, work experience, and education requirements for eligibility to be a designated Certified Kentucky Paralegal. The ultimate purpose of this self-regulation program is to improve the quality of legal service in Kentucky and make it more readily available to the public. Certification of qualifications and commitment to high professional and ethical standards by paralegals will lead to appropriate recognition of the substantial and essential contribution paralegals make to the provision of legal services in Kentucky.

QUESTIONS:  If you have additional questions regarding the KPA's Certified Kentucky Paralegal Program, please contact the Kentucky Paralegal Association Certification Committee (KPACC) directly at certification@kypa.org. POLICY:  View the KPA's Professional Standards and Certification Program Policy HERE.

OFFICIAL CKP ROSTER:  For verification of Certified Kentucky Paralegals in good standing, please contact KPACC at certification@kypa.org. 

2021 KPA SPRING CLE HALF DAY EVENT - KPACC CLE SUBMISSION FORM

Certified Kentucky Paralegals - The KPACC form for submission of CLE credits earned at the 2021 KPA Spring CLE Half Day Event KPACC is available via this link: KPA 2021 Spring CLE Certificate of Attendance KPACC Form

Please note: There will be no automatic submission of CLE credits for this virtual event. Please email submission of CLE credits directly to certification@kypa.org. Additional information and instructions are contained on the form.  

CLE CREDIT RESOURCES

Section 9.02 of the KPA Professional Standards and Certification Program Policy lists KPACC-approved CLE sponsors and many are currently offering low or no-cost webinars. In addition to the Kentucky Paralegal Association, KPACC-approved CLE providers include any sponsor conducting activity approved for CLE credit by a local paralegal associations within Kentucky (including GLPALAPNKAPSKAPWKP), national paralegal associations (including NFPANALA), the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association, or other local, state, or national paralegal or bar associations within the United States. A list of additional CLE providers is posted on the KPA website. Another resource is the KBA's Accredited Programs search page, where you will find a schedule of upcoming KPACC-approved webinars and on-demand programs. 

 

Kentucky Paralegal Association
P. O. Box 2675
Louisville, Kentucky 40201-2675 

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