Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, a multi-practice law firm, is pleased to announce that Nancy Knurek and Teresa Newsome, paralegals in the firm's Charleston office, have successfully completed the Certified Legal Assistant examination and are now entitled to use the "CLA" professional credential. Knurek and Newsome are among 79 legal assistants in the State of West Virginia and over 12,000 nationwide who have attained this goal.
The Certified Legal Assistant examination program is a voluntary professional credentialing program developed by the National Association of Legal Assistants and administered by a board composed of legal assistants, members of the American Bar Association and members of the field of education active in legal assistant training. The CLA program involves successful completion of a two-day comprehensive examination covering the topics of communications, legal research, ethics, human relations and interviewing techniques, legal terminology, judgment and analytical ability and five sections of general and substantive law.
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, a multi-practice law firm, has provided customized legal services to business, industry, and public entities in West Virginia and the region nearly a century. With over 150 and support staff over 222, Steptoe & Johnson maintains six offices throughout West Virginia.
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