National Association of Legal Assistants

National Association of Legal Assistants

In 1976, NALA established what was then the nation`s only voluntary certification program for paralegals. The Certified Legal Assistant Examination (CLA) is a national professional card for paralegals. In 1987, the certification program was recognized by the American Bar Association`s Standing Committee of Law Assistants as a high-level designation for professional achievement. Specialist Certification (CLAS) was introduced in 1982 and is available to certified legal assistants in various areas of law. We are a member-driven association, which means our members are the key to our success. Their dedication, involvement and enthusiasm in our community and field are the reasons for our incredible success. Is a registered trademark of the National Association of Legal Assistants. Its use is only authorized by persons who have respected and maintained national certification standards. Student paralegals can now join NALA, the nation`s largest paralegal association, for just $5 a year. Reaching top paralegals in a $142 million industry The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) is the leading association of paralegals in the United States, representing more than 6,300 paralegals in every U.S.

state, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NALA`s mission is to provide education and professional development to all paralegals. Paralegals need to keep abreast of the ever-changing field of law. That`s why we offer specialized online training opportunities on a variety of legal topics. Learn from industry experts and expand your knowledge base. In response to the need for a strong, unified voice to represent law assistants nationally, the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. («NALA») was founded as a non-profit organization in April 1975. NALA encourages paralegals to focus on the concepts of professional development and continuing education. NALA`s legal administrators and paralegals work in a variety of business types and sizes and under the direction of general counsel for large corporations in all sectors. Our members have several years of experience with an average seniority of 10 years with a current employer.

Get a globally recognized certification, the national standard for paralegals, which is only available through our process. This qualification is a proud achievement and a long-standing commitment. In response to the need for a strong, unified voice to represent law assistants nationally, the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. («NALA») was founded as a non-profit organization in April 1975. NALA encourages paralegals to focus on the concepts of professional development and continuing education. In 1976, NALA established what was then the nation`s only voluntary certification program for paralegals. The Certified Legal Assistant Examination (CLA) is a national professional card for paralegals. In 1987, the certification program was recognized by the American Bar Association`s Standing Committee of Law Assistants as a high-level designation for professional achievement. Specialist Certification (CLAS) was introduced in 1982 and is available to certified legal assistants in various areas of law. Each year, NALA organizes a large number of national and regional seminars in cooperation with its member organizations.

There is also an annual gathering in July attended by paralegals and paralegals in the United States. NALA is a leader in the paralegal profession by offering a voluntary certification program Each year, NALA organizes various national and regional seminars in collaboration with its member organizations. There is also an annual gathering in July attended by paralegals and paralegals in the United States. Mental Health Awareness Month Written by Adrienne D. Berry, CP May 2022 Mental health awareness is a very relevant conversation in today`s society. In the past, it was considered taboo to discuss openly, today it is a factor in everyday conversation. It is questionable whether the stressors people have faced during the pandemic have forced them to push them […]. In terms of professional development, we have all the tools in place. Whether you need additional training, certifications, or a job, we have a long list of resources to help you.

In addition, as a member, you are part of a huge community working together from all over the world. More than ever, professionals consume information on the go. Don`t miss your chance to reach key decision makers! Advertising on the NALA website is a great way to reach visitors from members and non-members and amplify your marketing message. We are all included Written by Adrienne D. Berry, ACP June 2022 This June, diversity, equity and inclusion take a step forward with Juneteenth and Pride Month celebrations! These events seem to unofficially set the stage for showing the differences in each while highlighting what makes us all equal. Juneteenth […]. Congratulations to the newly elected 2022-23 Board of Directors! Congratulations to the 2022-2023 NALA Board of Trustees. The results of the board election were announced on Thursday, July 14 in Phoenix, Arizona, at NALA`s annual general meeting. Debra L. Overstreet will serve as president after being elected by the other board members in March. Cheryl J. Nodarse, […] Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebrates 32 Years by Kristine Custodio Suero, ACP August 2022 «Inclusivity doesn`t just mean we`re allowed to be there, it`s that we`re valued.