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The National Association for Legal Support Professionals Welcomes New North Carolina State Chapter
"I looked for a legal support organization in North Carolina that offered professional development to legal assistants who are not certified paralegals. The only organization I found doing this is NALS," said Chapter President Alma Fredrich on the topic of the chapter's establishment.
NALS of North Carolina plans on conducting their first meeting before the end of the year via Zoom, with regularly scheduled quarterly meetings in 2022. All NALS members located in North Carolina are automatically part of the new chapter. New members joining NALS can add the chapter along with their national membership. There are currently no chapter dues required to join. More information about joining NALS and the new North Carolina chapter is online at http://www.nals.org.
The chapter's leadership includes Joan O'Neal as vice president and Jeff Yates as secretary/treasurer. Fredrich explained their goal is "to create a responsive and engaging culture for NALS of NC and become the industry leader and the go-to for North Carolina's legal support professionals."
"NALS has enhanced my knowledge as a legal assistant through studying to obtain the Certified Legal Professional (CLP) certification and introduced me to amazing staff and members throughout the U.S.," said Fredrich.
NALS of North Carolina is the newest NALS chapter, joining 85 state and local chapters throughout the United States.
Anyone interested in starting a new NALS chapter, please contact:
Established in 1929 by Eula Mae Jett, NALS was incorporated as the National Association of Legal Secretaries in 1949 and renamed the National Association for Legal Support Professionals in 2021. For more than 90 years NALS has been a leader in the legal services industry offering professional development by providing continuing legal education, certifications, information, and training to those choosing the legal services industry as their career. NALS members represent every area of this industry from paralegals and legal assistants to legal administrators and office managers. Because of this diversity and an openness to welcome all members of the industry, NALS offers a broad spectrum of expertise to make the programs offered valuable to all members of the legal services industry. Online at www.nals.org.