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About NALS

NALS of Amarillo welcomes all those individuals who serve in a support capacity in the legal profession. We are committed to the delivery of quality legal services through continuing education and increased professionalism, promotion of high standards for members, and recognition in the legal profession through the certification programs offered by NALS

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Members of NALS --- the association for legal professionals, are bound by the objectives of this association and the standards of conduct required of the legal profession.

Every member shall:

• Encourage respect for the law and the administration of justice;

• Observe rules governing privileged communications and confidential information;

• Promote and exemplify high standards of loyalty, cooperation, and courtesy;

• Perform all duties of the profession with integrity and competence; and

• Pursue a high order of professional attainment.

NALS of amarillo OFFICERS

Reba Cochran


Shelly Amason

Vice President

Lucy Henderson


Vickie Summerall


Sharon Hopkins



DUE TO COVID-19 and the late production of our 2020 Red Book, NALS of Amarillo has elected not to produce a new Red Book for 2021, but will begin work for the 2022 Red Book toward the end of 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to working with everyone on our 2022 Red Book.

NALS of Amarillo does not charge to list your information in this directory. This is a great way to make your information readily available to those that work in the legal field. From years past many say, “this is a must have” at anyone’s desk who works in the legal community.

If you are an attorney, clerk, judicial member or staff, process server or court reporter and want to be included in the 2022 Red Book Edition, or if you wish to make changes to your listing that was published in the last edition, please click on the link to the applicable update form, fill out the form in its entirety and return it to NALS of Amarillo at nalsofamarillotexas@gmail.com.

The update forms are listed below:

2020 Red Book Update Form - City and County
2020 Red Book Update Form - Attorney

As time is progressing under the mandatory e-filing rules, we are also asking any Court that has a separate email address for proposed orders to provide that information as we will include this in the 2022 Edition.

If this is your first time to be included in the Red Book, Welcome! We ask that you send your information (name, bar card number (if you would like), address, city, zip, phone number, fax number, email address) to NALS of Amarillo at nalsofamarillotexas@gmail.com.

Please note that this is to UPDATE your information only.

To order new Red Books or Inserts, please use the following form:

2020 Red Book Order Form


The Bylaws have been revised and adopted by the Board and are available here for your convenience.  If you have any questions or comments, please forward those to the Board at nalsofamarillotexas@gmail.com.

Bylaws Adopted October 13, 2015


March 2021 Lunch N Learn

In person Lunch N Learn. Presenters will be Judge R. Walton Weaver and his Court Coordinator, Avis Morris, of the Potter County Court at Law #1

  • Date: 3/30/2021 12:00 PM
  • Location: 705 South Taylor Street, Amarillo, TX, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Eagle Center - basement

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Interested in Certification:

One way to demonstrate your preparedness for the demanding field of law is by becoming an Accredited Legal Professional (ALP). This certification is awarded after passing a  three-part examination. Attaining this goal demonstrates your commitment and aptitude for succeeding in the ever-changing legal environment. The ALP exam:

  • demonstrates ability to perform business communication tasks;   
  • gauges ability to maintain office records and calendars;   
  • measures understanding of office equipment, computer terminology, and related procedures;   
  • denotes aptitude for understanding legal terminology, legal complexities, and supporting documents;   
  • appraises knowledge of law office protocol as prescribed by ethical codes.

ALP Examination Eligibility

To sit for the exam, you must have completed one of the following:

  • Completion of an accredited business/legal course,   
  • Completion of a NALS Legal Training Course, or   
  • One year of general office experience.

Membership in NALS is not a requirement.

 Each exam candidate is required to provide documentation demonstrating the successful completion of one of the criteria listed above. The exam candidate may submit academic transcripts, certificates of completion, and/or letters from their employer, on official letterhead, detailing (1) the length of their employment, (2) the duties assigned, and (3) the title held within the company. Exam candidate may submit their transcripts and employment verification letters to NALS National Certification and Education Manager prior to completing the online exam application and remitting payment for same.


If you have questions or concerns regarding your exam eligibility, please contact NALS National Certification and Education Manager

2021 ALP Online Certification Exam

1/1/2021 to 12/31/2021

When:Online Exam Session
Each Month in 2021
From the Comfort of Your Home or Office

For more information or to register, please go to: https://www.nals.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1426960




When you join this tri-level association, NALS . . . the association for legal professionals, Texas ALP, and Amarillo’s local chapter - NALS of Amarillo- , you will have the opportunity to attend local chapter meetings where quality legal education is offered nearly every month.  You also have the opportunity to attend state association meetings and educational conferences.  At the NALS conferences, speakers from across the country address issues of national importance, enlightening NALS members with a national perspective.  As a Texas ALP member, you will receive the publication, The Texas Docket.  As a NALS member, you receive valuable legal education every month via the online publication, NALS Docket.  NALS members also receive a quarterly publication, @Lawpacked with legal articles, as well as weekly NALS News & Industry Views via email.  For membership information, please contact Lucy Henderson at nalsofamarillotexas@gmail.com

Or, to get started today, you may click the following links to join NALS of Amarillo or join NALS of Amarillo as a Secondary Member: 


For a more in-depth look, click Member Benefits Excerpt.



A travel reimbursement form is available here for members to utilize in requesting reimbursement of travel expenses.

Job Bank

Full Time / Part Time Legal Assistant - Amarillo, TX

Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, LLP, is law firm in Amarillo offering sophisticated legal services with a personal touch. We provide businesses, non-profits and individuals with a wide array of legal services in many areas of the law. BMWB’s extraordinary culture is marked by civic-minded lawyers and staff who display a commitment to our clients, our families and our community.

We are currently seeking a full-time or part-time legal assistant to assist attorneys in a complex real estate practice. A part-time position would require the candidate to be available most afternoons Monday-Friday. Successful candidates will have keen attention to detail and will be able to produce work efficiently. Candidates proficient in Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat are preferred. Candidates are expected to be smart, driven, and dependable team players who are individually organized and motivated to prioritize and press matters forward.

Please send resumes and references to tboykin@bmwb-law.com.

Stay safe –

Reba Cochran – President
Shelly Amason – Vice President
Lucy Henderson – Secretary
Vickie Summerall – Treasurer
Sharon Hopkins – Director


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  • Date: 3/30/2021 12:00 PM