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The year was 1929. The city was Long Beach, California, and the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

Eula Mae Jett

NALS Founder


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NALS over the years… the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.


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Are You Maximizing the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

The Potential

of Your Legal Staff?


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Testimonial the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP and its support staff appreciate and highly endorse the NALS training materials.  Having the ability to customize and incorporate our Firm's specific practices and procedures into these excellent educational materials is cost-effective and ensures continued excellence in our legal support staff.


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  • NALS the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.offers you a one-stop source for training, educating, and developing a professional staff who will be committed to their legal career and to your law office and practice.

  • NALS has the resources and experience to assist in training, educating and maintaining long-term support staff who understand their position on your legal services team.

  • NALS has over 75 years of experience in providing support to its nationwide membership of legal professionals through education, professional development and networking.


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  • NALS is: the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

  • Nonprofit

  • Nonunion

  • Nonpartisan

  • Nonsectarian

  • Professional Association


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NALS is the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

“Dedicated to enhancing the competencies of members in the legal services profession.”


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BENEFITS OF the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.NALS MEMBERSHIP


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AFFORDABLE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.


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  • Affordable Legal Education the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

  • Local Chapter – Monthly CLE Programs

  • State Association – Quarterly Conferences

  • Regional – Annual Conference


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NALS Professional Development the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.& Education ConferenceMarch 12-14, 2009DoubleTree Warren PlaceTulsa, Oklahoma

REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE

IN THE FALL ISSUE OF @LAW


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  • Affordable Legal Education the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

  • National Educational Conference (Fall)

    • 2005 – Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY

    • 2006 – Reno, NV

    • 2007 – St. Louis, MO

    • 2008 – Norfolk, VA

    • 2009 – Irvine, CA


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NALS 57th Annual Education Conference & National Forum the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.Norfolk, Virginia

September 11-14, 2008

www.nals.org/conferences

Celebrate Life & Career, Head East with NALS!


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ATTEND A NALS REGIONAL CONFERENCE the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.


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NALS 2008 REGIONAL CONFERENCES the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

No matter where you live, we've got education, networking and fun for you!


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NALS CERTIFICATIONS the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.


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ALS...Accredited Legal Secretary the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

The Exam Covers

PART 1: Written Communications

PART 2: Office Procedures and Technology

PART 3: Ethics, Human Relations, and Judgment Skills


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ALS...Accredited Legal Secretary the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

  • Eligibility

  • One year of general office experience; or

  • Completion of an accredited office curriculum; or

  • Completion of a NALS Legal Training Course.


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PLS...Professional Legal Secretary the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

The Exam Covers

PART 1: Written Communications

PART 2: Office Procedures and Technology

PART 3: Ethics and Judgment

PART 4: Legal Knowledge and Skills


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PLS...Professional Legal Secretary the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

  • Eligibility

  • Any person who has had three years' experience in the legal field may take the examination.

  • A partial waiver of the three-year legal experience requirement may be granted for post-secondary degrees, successful completion of the ALS exam, or other certifications. The maximum waiver is one year.


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The the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.Professional Paralegal certification was established in 2004 at our members' request.

The Certified PP designation is an attainable goal for paralegals who wish to be identified as exceptional in all areas of law.

The certification is received after passing a one-day, four-part examination.

The Exam Covers

PART 1: Written CommunicationsPART 2: Legal Knowledge and SkillsPART 3: Ethics and Judgment SkillsPART 4: Substantive Law


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Professional Paralegal the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

  • Eligibility

  • Five years’ experience performing paralegal / legal assistant duties

    • (A candidate may receive a partial waiver of one year if he or she has a post-secondary degree, or other certification, or a paralegal certificate; a candidate with a paralegal degree may receive a two-year partial waiver.)


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Legal Assistant / Paralegal Definition Adopted the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

In July 2002 the NALS Board of Directors adopted the following definition of a 'legal assistant/paralegal,’ as also adopted by the ABA. 

The current definition reads as follows:

'A legal assistant/paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.'


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RECERTIFICATION the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

To maintain certification as a PLS or PP, you must accumulate 75 points in education credits.

PP recertification requires a minimum of 50 points on substantive areas, minimum of 5 points onethics and a maximum of 20 points on other areas.

You must recertify every 5 years.


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NALS ONLINE the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.LEARNING CENTER


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Which statement is true? the woman was Eula Mae Jett. She and five other legal secretaries in California, with the support of their employers met and developed the concept of an association for legal secretaries, assisting them in being better prepared for their careers.

a. Assault: A harmful touching of someone else.

b. Defalcation: The misuse or misappropriation of funds.

c. Escheat: The lessening of potential damages.

d. Riparian right: The right of a lender to repossess property because the lendee is in default.


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The standard five-part citation format is written with the case name first, followed by __________.

a. book name, volume, page, year

b. page, book name, volume, year

c. volume, book name, page, year

d. year, volume, book name, page


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NALS PUBLICATIONS case name first, followed by __________.


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  • Take Advantage of All That NALS Has to Offer case name first, followed by __________.

  • Affinity Programs members enjoy discounts on a variety of goods and services.

  • For example, if you are a NALS member, you and your law firm can save 16% on


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NETWORKING case name first, followed by __________.OPPORTUNITIES


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Community Involvement case name first, followed by __________.


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You Asked for it and Now it is Here! case name first, followed by __________.

This online forum is the best way for legal professionals to share ideas, opinions, news, and discuss the profession. Visit the NALS Online Community by clicking on the icon located on the NALS Home page and get started in the latest form of networking! Visit the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and even on holidays, it truly is an open forum for the legal community!


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Simply go to the Online Community by clicking the banner on the NALS Home page, register, log in and express yourself and converse instantly with other members of the legal services profession.

It really is a simple and easy to learn process. There is also a “Help” menu available to help you learn the ins and outs of the online forum.

We want this to be an open arena for discussion but there are some rules. They are located on the main forum page with a “READ ME FIRST” heading. Take a look and enjoy!


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The Online Community gives you the opportunity to post topics and replies to other’s topics whenever you feel like. If you need help on a case and need to find someone around the country this is a great place to start.

Learn about industry trends or what other states and chapters are doing.


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NALS BLOGS topics and replies to other’s topics whenever you feel like. If you need help on a case and need to find someone around the country this is a great place to start.


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Learn more about NALS… topics and replies to other’s topics whenever you feel like. If you need help on a case and need to find someone around the country this is a great place to start.

inside NALS is your source for information about NALS...from the inside! Use this blog to learn what is new and what is coming soon in the land of NALS. The NALS President and President-Elect as well as the Resource Center Staff will be making posts to help keep you in the know.


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Learn more about the annual conference… topics and replies to other’s topics whenever you feel like. If you need help on a case and need to find someone around the country this is a great place to start.


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The NALS Foundation funds quality education programs for legal professionals working with attorneys and the public to enhance their skills and provide them with the latest information on their profession.

The NALS Foundation has played a major role in providing grants to NALS, local chapters, and state associations, as well as regions. The Foundation also funds keynote speakers at NALS conferences.


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For less than $.50 a day legal professionals working with attorneys and the public to enhance their skills and provide them with the latest information on their profession., members receive all of these benefits as a NALS member, plus many more.


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JOIN TODAY! legal professionals working with attorneys and the public to enhance their skills and provide them with the latest information on their profession.


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