APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION OF PROGRAMS
General Criteria for Accreditation of Program Content
In order to qualify for accreditation for Professionalism Hours, programs and content must address
topics of professional responsibility, ethics, and/or practice management. Education providers and
members are encouraged to refer to the following primary sources of professionalism principles for
topics that may be relevant to their particular instructional or learning context: Accreditation Criteria,
Rules of Professional Conduct, Paralegal Rules of Conduct, Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines,
By-Laws 7, 7.1, 8, 9, and 14, and/or Practice Management Guidelines.
ollowing factors will be
considered in the assessment of programs or activities for
Relevance of topics in the session to core professionalism principles
Time allocated to professionalism content (minimum 15 minutes required)
Learning level of subject matter
Overall learning context
Accreditation of Professionalism Content
Learning Objective of Program
Audience (i.e., lawyers, paralegals, support staff)
Program Agenda is included with this application which provides the following information for each
topic which contains professionalism content for which you are applying for accreditation: length of
time this topic devotes to professionalism content, and professionalism content’s
connection/reference to the following: Accreditation Criteria, Rules of Professional Conduct,
Paralegal Rules of Conduct, Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines, By-Laws 7, 7.1, 8, 9, and 14,
and/or Practice Management Guidelines.
Professionalism Credit Requested
Session Title or Time (on agenda)
See SAMPLE Applications and Accompanying Program Agendas for assistance.
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This program will introduce adjudicators to best practices in cultural competence and
implicit bias training. It will also address harassment and discrimination policies,
evolving and emerging challenges and strategies for improving cultural competence.
The program is designed for adjudicators (made up of lawyers, paralegals and the
1:40 P.M. - Cultural Competence: Knowledge and Attitude (50 minutes)
2:30 P.M. - Cultural Competence: Skills (30 minutes)
3:00 P.M. - Cultural Competence: Skills, Continued (30 minutes)
3:45 P.M. - Sexual Violence: A Test Case for Cultural Competence (45 minutes)
Total time requested is 3 Professionalism Hours.