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Members of COALA receive the following benefits:

nala affiliate

COALA is an affiliate of NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants), the nation's leading professional paralegal association.  Through various programs and the Certified Paralegal and Advanced Certified Paralegal Programs, NALA provides continuing legal education, professional development to all paralegals, self study courses and preparation for the CLA/CP Exam. NALA's annual educational convention in July allows you to expand your network beyond your state’s borders as you network with other paralegals from around the country, attend educational institutes and member related activities.

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continuing legal education

Continuing legal education seminars are offered on a variety of relevant topics at COALA's monthly meetings and the annual Spring and Fall Seminars.  These CLE opportunities are NALA approved.


In our commitment to support our local community, COALA provides its Members with opportunities throughout the year to participate in community outreach efforts in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Networking & leadership opportunities

COALA offers many opportunities to meet and connect with your paralegal colleagues and other legal industry professionals. 

COALA Members are encouraged to participate and demonstrate their leadership qualities by serving on the COALA Board and Committees.

job bank

The COALA Job Bank lists available paralegal positions in the Oklahoma City metro area.

COALA bank

The COALA Bank lists useful links and legal resources such as court reporters, process servers, copy vendors and more in Oklahoma and other states.  


COALA Members have access to COALA Corner, a quarterly newsletter, featuring educational and informative articles for paralegals.


COALA Members can stay up to date on the latest COALA news and events using Facebook and LinkedIn.