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NALS is dedicated to broadening its relationship with the academic community. Students are entitled to many benefits afforded regular members such as discounts on educational materials, products, seminars and conferences. In addition to student membership, NALS also offers an associate membership to educators! Joining now will give students a head start in gaining employment and credibility in the legal profession. Membership in NALS will demonstrate to perspective employers professionalism and dedication and will make them look at your program for future employees. NALS offers continuing legal education regardless of career path within the legal profession. Educators, show your students the medium for their continued learning process. Help them to understand and feel comfortable leaving their educational program for the real world of employment and career growth.
There is a life line for legal professionals and that life line is NALS. With state and local chapters located across the United States there are endless networking opportunities. NALS national conferences give members the opportunity to extend their network in the legal community from coast to coast. This format allows members and students to compare notes across the country on topics affecting their careers. NALS is THE association for legal professionals and has proven this through 84+ years of experience in the legal services profession. Student membership costs just $29 per year and will give every student taking advantage of what NALS offers a definite head start in the competitive field of law.
Start a NALS Student Chapter
If you are interested in starting a student chapter in your area, click here to view our Chapter Start-Up Guide. Starting a Student Chapter on your campus is an easy four-step process!
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Students are entitled to many benefits afforded regular members such as discounts on educational materials, products, seminars and conferences. NALS student members always receive member benefits, even if you don't have the five member minimum for a chapter.
As more students are being encouraged to work toward an industry credential while pursuing a high school diploma, NALS has created a task force and an initiative for getting NALS certification exams listed on individual states’ approved industry certifications lists. Industry certifications earned through secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs and courses are an important component of the public education system. Click here to view a listing of the states in which NALS exams are currently Board of Education-Approved.
The benefits of being associated with NALS are numerous. These benefits include a curriculum that is developed by “experts” in the legal profession, networking opportunities and prestige for the school and its students, and an accreditation program that notifies the school’s community and students of the fact that the school is dedicated to the achievement of excellence. Click here to learn more about NALS School Accreditation process.
Tips For Networking
Most people will tell you they found their current job with the help of someone they know. It’s no secret that your contacts are critical when it comes to career advancement or finding a new position. It’s important to continue building your network and to recharge it regularly so you have active resources to turn to whenever you need them. Here are some tips for keeping your network alive and well.