NALS of Amarillo

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

For NALS Events Listings, please click on the following link:
https://www.nals.org/events/event_list.asp​​​
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NALS CODE OF ETHICS

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.

Connor Clark

President

Connor Clark is a Legal Assistant at Morgan Williamson, LLP. Connor started at the law firm in August of 2021 working under Samuel S. Karr and Bailey Hartman dealing primarily with Real Estate Law. Connor graduated from Amarillo College in May of 2023 with her Associates Degree in Legal Studies. In her spare time, you can find Connor camping in the mountains and riding the RZR with her fiancé, Austin, and her dogs.

Sharon Hopkins

Vice-President

Sharon Hopkins joined Sprouse Shrader Smith PLLC in July 2019. She is the Legal Assistant to Blair Oscarsson, Christine Vizcaino, Saige Lee and Emily Fouts; which includes civil litigation, family law, personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation, and labor and employment law. Prior to joining Sprouse, Sharon spent 18 years as the Office Manager/Paralegal for a law firm in Dallas, Texas, primarily handling civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial litigation. She has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren, and married to Marshall Hopkins. When she’s not planning a trip to see her girls and grandkids, she can be found hanging out with her German Shepherd and horse or cooking/baking.

Shelly Amason

Secretary

Shelly Amason is a Legal Assistant at the law firm of Morgan Williamson, LLP. Shelly has spent the last 25 years working for Wyatt L. Brooks, dealing primarily in insurance defense and construction litigation. Shelly is married to Rodney Amason, and they have four children, Matthew, Chandler, Cora, and Sallie. In her spare time, you can find Shelly in her sewing room in the middle of several quilting projects at a time.

Lucy Henderson

Treasurer

Lucy Henderson is a Legal Assistant at the law firm of Morgan Williamson, LLP. She works in the estate planning and wealth management department under Gerald Morgan, Jr. and Mason Harlan. She has previous law office experience working with Billy Britt Jarvis in Spearman, Texas. Lucy is married to Daniel Henderson. She has two boys, Kaden and Baker, a lab, Jameson and a pug, Rocky.

LeAnn Shelton

Director

2023 RED BOOK LEGAL DIRECTORY image
It is now time to submit your updates for our 2023 Red Book publication!!! All updates are due by MARCH 15, 2023, updates received after this date may not be published.

NALS of Amarillo does not charge to list the information of attorneys, law firms, city, county or state office 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 and want to be included in the 2023 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 below to update your listing:

https://forms.gle/RX7HK9gPMfqaDiEE8 

Please note that this is to UPDATE your information only. 

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 2023 Edition.

If this is your first time to be included in the Red Book, Welcome! We ask that you send your information (name, address, city, zip, phone number, fax number, email address) using the form above and we are happy to include you this publication!

Additionally, if you are a process server, court reporter, or any other business that would like to advertise in our 2023 publication, please email us at the email address below for more information.

Order forms can be found here:
2023 Red Book Order Form.pdf

Email all order to nalsofamarillotexas@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please email us directly at nalsofamarillotexas@gmail.com.

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

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
Where:Online
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



Membership        

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: 

https://www.nals.org/page/membertypesandfees 

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

www.NALS.org

www.texasalp.org

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



Legal Assistant

900 South Polk Street, Amarillo, TX, USA
The Law Office of Joel B. Jackson is looking for a full-time Legal Assistant.

Type: Full time, hourly
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with 1 hour for lunch; Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Salary: Starting pay depending on experience
Purpose: A Legal Assistant coordinates office activities for the attorney, performs a variety of paralegal duties, such as scheduling hearings, client consults, preparing legal documents and correspondence, assisting with billing each month, and providing information and direction to others. The work requires knowledge of legal, secretarial, and office practices. A Legal Assistant should be a self-starter with the ability to assist the attorney.
1. Familiar with Family, Criminal, and Probate Law.
2. Familiar with court and clerk procedures of various counties in Texas.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
4. Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
5. Proficient in case management software like TXdocs and Westlaw Form Builder.
6. Experienced with Adobe Professional is a plus.
7. Detail Oriented - Ability to read documents submitted by clients; and take appropriate action based on the information they contain.
8. Possesses the ability to prioritize files based on deadlines and amount of time required by each task.
9. Experienced in both written (e-mail) and verbal customer service - providing accurate and professional information to appropriate parties, but provide NO legal advice.
10. Proficient in typing accurately - excellent spelling and grammar is a MUST.
11. Able to take detailed, accurate notes and records.
12. Able to multi-task.
13. Promptly respond to all e-mails and voicemails
14. Excellent proofreading skills.
15. Business attire required; including clothing and appearance.
16. Must be on time for work; mornings and lunch.
17. Understands and practices client/attorney/firm confidentiality. 
1. Greet clients and guests in person or on the telephone - answering, screening and/or directing inquiries.
2. Represents attorney by communicating and obtaining information, following up on delegated assignments, and knowing when to act and when to refer the matter to attorney.
3. Complete clerical work.
4. Perform all date and client management.
5. Perform accounting, billing of revenue and expenses for client monthly and take payments and give receipt for same.
6. E-filing documents.
7. Downloading criminal case evidence.
8. Maintain and organize files.
9. Go through e-mails, move to relevant files and answer per direction of attorney.
10. Drafting with help of managing attorney, e-mails, letter, pleadings, orders, subpoenas, pretrial motions and orders, etc.
11. Proofread all documents before they go out to the client, other attorneys, or the Court.
12. Deal directly with the Court Coordinators.
13. Additional tasks as needed. 
Apply Now

Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Canyon, Texas, USA
Canyon's newest Law Firm, Simmons Smith Brown, PLLC, is growing!
We are looking for a paralegal/legal assistant.
This position is full-time Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
If you would like more information about our firm, feel free to check out our website: www.ssbtxlaw.com 
If you are interested in joining our team or would like more information regarding the position, feel free to contact us at 806.476.5090.
Resumes to be emailed to jessika@ssbtxlaw.com 

  • Strong Communication Skills: Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, as the role involves answering phones, assisting clients, and writing letters.
  • Attention to Detail: Precision in drafting legal documents, filing records, and managing billing information.
  • Organizational Skills: Capable of organizing documents, managing time effectively, and keeping track of multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Adaptability and Learning Ability: Willingness and capacity to learn new skills, such as our billing software and basic legal tasks.
  • Client Service Orientation: Friendly and professional demeanor to make clients feel comfortable and handle their queries efficiently.
  • Basic Legal Knowledge: While experience is not a requirement, a basic understanding of legal terminology and processes would be preferred.
  • Confidentiality and Discretion: Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and integrity.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Resourcefulness in solving issues that may arise in daily tasks.
  • Proficiency in Technology: Familiarity with office software such as Microsoft Word and Outlook and openness to learning specific legal software or tools.
  • Team Player Attitude: Ability to work will with other staff members, contributing positively to the firm's working environment.
  • Dependability: Reliability in handling assigned tasks, showing up on time, and meeting deadlines. 
  • Financial and Administrative Skills: Capability to manage bank deposits and assist with billing, which requires a basic understanding of financial processes. 


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Full time/ Part time Legal Assistant and Secretary

Amarillo, TX, USA
The Law Office of Randall L. Sherrod, P.C. is seeking a full-time/part-time legal assistant and secretary. Job duties will include file maintenance, filing court documents, secretarial and legal assistant work. This is a general practice with focus in civil litigation, criminal defense, family law, and probate.
Job duties will include file maintenance, filing court documents, secretarial and legal assistant work.
Apply Now

The Wood Law Firm- Personal Injury Paralegal/ Legal Assistant

Amarillo, TX, USA
The Wood Law Firm is expanding and looking to hire a personal injury paralegal/legal assistant. At our firm, we prioritize our clients and are dedicated to providing them with the best possible experience. As our personal injury practice continues to grow, we are seeking a skilled individual to join our team. We understand that our clients' satisfaction is crucial to our success, and we take pride in offering them the highest level of service. If you are interested in joining our team, we encourage you to apply! We look forward to receiving your application and the opportunity to work together to help our clients navigate the legal system and achieve the outcomes they deserve.
 
Job Responsibilities may include:
 
This role offers a diverse set of responsibilities, including drafting legal motions, following up on medical record requests, preparing demands, maintaining calendars, engaging with clients, managing the discovery process, and providing unparalleled customer service that centers on meeting clients' needs. The successful candidate will also be a reliable team player, providing backup support to other team members within the firm when required.
Required Work Experience / Education

We are looking for a qualified candidate who has at least two years of work experience as a personal injury paralegal/legal assistant (plaintiff or defense). Our ideal candidate should have a proven track record of success in their previous roles and be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the legal principles and procedures involved in personal injury cases.

We will consider candidates who do not technically have paralegal/legal assistant experience but have had significant involvement in/or is familiar with insurance, Worker’s Compensation, and/or medical summarization.

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in this position, we encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you and potentially welcoming you to our team.

Necessary Skills

Time Management

Organization to keep track of assigned tasks

The ability to follow instructions.

The ability to work in a fast paced environment.

A strong sense of urgency to complete tasks under pressure.

The ability to learn new programs used within the office environment.

People skills in regards to interacting with clients in a calm, professional manner.

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative


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Paralegal - Warner Law Firm

Amarillo, TX, USA
Immediate Opening for Paralegal

The Warner Law Firm is looking for a full-time paralegal.

Type: Full time, hourly
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday with 1 hour for lunch, overtime as needed.
Salary: starting pay depending on experience and paid vacation after period of time.

A paralegal coordinates office activities for the attorney, performing a variety of paralegal duties, such as scheduling hearings, preparing legal documents and correspondence, assisting with billing each month, and providing information and direction to others. The work requires knowledge of legal, secretarial, and office practices. A paralegal should be a self-starter with the ability to assist the attorney.

Accountability:
The Paralegal is accountable to the Attorney.

Relationships:
  1. Work under the supervision of the Attorney
  2. Be professional to all current and potential clients, attorneys, court staff, and vendors.
Send resume in PDF by email to mike@thewarnerlawfirm.com with subject line “Paralegal Position”

  1. Familiar with Civil and  Family Law.
  2. Familiar with court and clerk procedures of various counties in Texas.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
  5. Proficient in case management software like Pro Doc and Clio.
  6. Experienced with Adobe Professional is a plus.
  7. Detail oriented – Ability to read documents submitted by clients; and take appropriate action based on the information they contain.
  8. Possesses the ability to prioritize files based on deadlines and amount of time required by each task.
  9. Experienced in both written (e-mail) and verbal customer service – providing accurate and professional information to appropriate parties, but provide NO legal advice.
  10. Proficient in typing accurately – excellent spelling and grammar is a MUST.
  11. Able to take detailed, accurate notes and records.
  12. Promptly respond to all e-mails and voicemails.
  13. Excellent proofreading skills.
  14. No facial piercings; other than ears.
  15. No visible tattoos
  16. Business attire required, including clothing and appearance.
  17. Must be on time for work; mornings and lunch.
  18. Understands and practices client/attorney/firm confidentiality.
  19. MOS Certification in Word preferred – or working towards obtaining.
  20. Associate’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate required – or working towards obtaining.
  1. Greet clients and guests in person or on the telephone – answering, screening and/or directing inquiries
  2. Represents attorney by communicating and obtaining information, following up on delegated assignments, and knowing when to act and when to refer the matter to attorney
  3. Complete clerical work
  4. Perform all data and client management
  5. Perform accounting, billing of revenue and expenses for client monthly and take payments and give receipt for same
  6. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and maintain personal networks
  7. E-filing documents
  8. Maintain and organize files
  9. Go through e-mails, move to relevant files and answer per direction of attorney
  10. Draft-with help of managing attorney, e-mails, letter, pleadings, orders, pretrial motions and orders, subpoenas etc.
  11. Proofread all documents before they go out to the client, other attorneys, or the Court
  12. Deal directly with the Court Coordinators
  13. Additional tasks as needed
Apply Now

Full Time Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Amarillo, Texas, USA
The Law Office of Jamie S. Vandivere, solo-practitioner, family law practice, is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant/Paralegal with excellent people skills. Wage is negotiable depending on experience.

Eligible candidates must have excellent communication skills, able to multi-task, ability to work independently, detail oriented, excellent proof-reader, and self-motivate. Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality with client information.

Working hours: M-F 8:00A.M.-5:00P.M.

Position Summary: Answer phones, draft documents, proof-read, e-file with courts, contact with client, appearance in court with attorney, set appointment, and assist in trial preparation, etc.

Job Type: Full-Time Position

Benefits: Paid Holidays, health insurance provided, if needed, over-time pay for any hours over 40, paid vacation after one year, (terms negotiable), and matching IRA contributions as allowed by law.

If you are interested in applying, you must provide a resume and references to: jsvlaw@jsvlegal.com 
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July Lunch N Learn

Join us for Lunch N Learn Please RSVP to nalsofamarillotexas@gmail.com by Friday, July 22, 2022 at 11 am!


  • Date: 7/26/2022 12:00 PM - 7/26/2022 01:00 PM
  • Location: 112 Southwest 8th Avenue, Amarillo, TX, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Basement Conference Room