News & Deadlines

Nominations are open for NALS Award of Excellence, the most prestigious award given by NALS! Deadline is May 1, 2014. Click here to nominate one of your peers today!

Registration is now open for NALS 63rd Annual Education Conference & National Forum in Houston, TX. Early Bird registration deadline is July 1. Click here to register today!


Advance your career with a NALS certification! NALS offers members and nonmembers the opportunity to sit for three unique certifications dedicated to the legal services profession. NALS has the certification for you, whether you are beginning a career in the legal industry or are a veteran paralegal ready to display your skills. Click here to learn more!

National Volunteer Opportunities

Take an active role in leadership service. Participation on a NALS committee will enhance your personal goals and professional growth, give you a clearer understanding of the inner workings of NALS, and empower you to shape the future of NALS through your volunteerism. Click here to view committee options and apply today!

Featured Content

The April issue of the NALS docket has arrived! This issue includes an e-Learn article about conveyance of estates, and a message from the NALS Board of Directors. The Staff Notes column will provide you with timely association news, and the Grammar Nuggets, Word Tips and Tricks, and Leading the Way columns will give you helpful pointers for better writing and leadership in your day-to-day work life. Enjoy!

You’ve Been Hacked!
These are words no one wants to hear, but that are becoming increasingly common in our cyber-connected lives, both at work and at home. Not only are these attacks becoming more frequent, but the variety and cunning of those creating them are also increasing.
Introducing NALS 2014-2015 Board of Directors
Putting together a puzzle is tricky business. Not only do you have to make sure all of the pieces fit together, but you must also do so in order to form a larger picture. So is the business of putting together a slate of candidates for the NALS board. This year’s board is diverse in age, region, and office environment and each board member possesses specific skills to lead NALS into the future.
Introducing the NALS Green Guide! Are you concerned about the massive amounts of paper your law firm uses each day? Do you creep through the halls at the end of the day turning off lights that were left burning long after attorneys and staff members went home? Would you like to learn more about how you can reduce your consumption and use resources responsibly? If you answered yes to any of these questions or if you are interested in learning how to create and promote a sustainable office environment, then NALS is here to help.