Helpful Tips

Each paralegal Certification Application contains a complete set of instructions. The following reminders and tips are provided to help avoid common problems.

Important Reminders

  • Insure you meet the minimum requirement of TBLS approved CLE courses. Paralegals must meet a minimum, 30-hour requirement.
  • Retain a copy of the application and attachments for your records.

Helpful Tips

  1. Read the specific area requirements in each Standards for Paralegal Certification before starting an application.
  2. All specialization requirements are based on a calendar year (January 1 - December 31).
  3. TBLS uses your firm's address for mail correspondence. Notify the TBLS if you move. Our contact records are maintained independently from the State Bar Membership Department.

Important Note Regarding Discipline

The TBLS Rules and Regulations require certification applicants to disclose information at any time during the pendency of an application. Failure to report any matter within 30-days of the proceeding is grounds for denial of the application.