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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

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

NALS CODE OF ETHICS


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.

NALS of amarillo OFFICERS


Reba Cochran

President

Reba Cochran is a Legal Assistant at the law firm of Burdett Morgan Williamson & Boykin, LLP. Reba has spent the last 4 years working under Todd W. Boykin and Erin Lehmberg dealing primarily with a complex real estate practice. Reba is a mother to Cloey and Quinn and wife to Heath Cochran. In her spare time you can find Reba watching her kids play sports or traveling!

Lucy Henderson

Vice President/Secretary

Lucy Henderson is a Legal Assistant at the law firm of Burdett Morgan Williamson & Boykin, LLP. Lucy has spent the last 3 years working under Gerald Morgan and Leah Davis dealing primarily with an estate planning practice. Lucy has previous law firm experience working with Britt Jarvis of Spearman, Texas prior to joining the BMWB team. Lucy is a mother to Kaden and Baker and wife to Daniel Henderson. In her spare time you can find Lucy chasing Baker and watching Kaden play sports!

Shelly Amason

Treasurer

Sharon Hopkins

Director

2021 RED BOOK LEGAL DIRECTORY


2021 RED BOOK LEGAL DIRECTORY
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

NALS OF AMARILLO BYLAWS


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

Calendar


Upcoming Events

Title Date Location
June Lunch N Learn 29 Jun 2021 112 Southwest 8th Avenue, Amarillo, TX, USA

Past Events

Title Date Location
May Lunch N Learn 25 May 2021 112 Southwest 8th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79101, USA
March 2021 Lunch N Learn 30 Mar 2021 705 South Taylor Street, Amarillo, TX, USA

Director's Page


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



Articles


Membership


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.



Job Bank


Legal Assistant - Amarillo, TX, USA

Mid-Size Firm seeking legal assistant.

We are looking for a legal assistant to work with attorneys who handle the following types of cases:

Wills, Trusts, and Estates;
Guardianships;
General Business and Entity Formation;
Real Estate; and
Civil Litigation

The position is full time and would begin ideally in mid-July.

Any interested candidates can email resumes to jrahlfs@mayfield-lawfirm.com or use the "Apply Now" button!
The position would require the candidate to work with two attorneys and requires strong computer, typing, organizational, and communication skills. The candidate would need strong knowledge and ability to use MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe, Texas eFile, and other software.
Benefits include: competitive pay, health insurance, 401k, and garage parking
Apply Now

Litigation Paralegal - Amarillo, TX, USA

Sprouse Shrader Smith, PLLC a distinguished, experienced and respected full-service law firm in Amarillo, Austin and Victoria Texas, seeks an experienced and qualified civil litigation paralegal to provide support to our Amarillo Litigation Team and Clients.

Position Summary:

This position supports the delivery of quality legal services to our clients by providing litigation paralegal services to our attorneys, working collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.

Job Type: Full-time position, with the following key benefits: PTO, Healthcare, 401K, 401K match, paid holidays and participation in our paralegal bonus program.

Apply with the button or forward your resume to jobs@sprouselaw.com



Personal Attributes:
• Maintains an exceptional client-service attitude and professional demeanor at all times.
• Shows initiative, flexibility, resiliency, and a willingness to adapt to change.
• Takes ownership and gets the job done without the need for direct supervision.
• Maintains a positive, “can do” attitude when dealing with co-workers and attorneys.
• Contributes to an atmosphere of teamwork and congeniality.

Other:
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.
• Detail orientated.
• Minimum 5-years of civil litigation paralegal experience needed
• Paralegal certification a plus
• Experience with CaseMap Suite and/or other database and trial presentation software a plus

Primary Responsibilities:
• Prepare initial drafts of written discovery, pleadings, and motions.
• Prepare table of contents and table of authorities for briefings
• Maintain trial calendaring schedules and deadlines
• Filing and maintenance of paper and electronic files.
• E-filing in federal, state and appellate courts.
• Preparation of case, deposition, hearing, and trial notebooks and exhibits.
• Perform legal research using Lexis and social media platforms
• Schedule mediations, depositions, schedule court reporters/videographer, Zoom, and conference calls, etc.
• Draft, prepare and send discovery to all parties per the attorney’s direction.
• Prepare documents for production including organizing and Bates numbering

Apply Now

Litigation Legal Assistant - Amarillo, TX, USA

Mullin Hoard & Brown LLP is looking for an experienced legal assistant for a growing litigation practice in the Amarillo office. This person would work with scheduling, electronic filing, time-keeping, and a multi-line phone system. Firm software includes Microsoft Office, TABS, and Worldox. Please submit inquiries and resumes to Katy Taylor at ktaylor@mhba.com.



Family Law Paralegal - Amarillo, Texas

Family Law Paralegal Job Summary
My law firm is looking for a Family Law Paralegal to join the team. In this position, you are responsible for conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, and performing various administrative tasks around the office. You may also take part in interrogations or obtain affidavits from clients. Our ideal candidate has an associate degree in paralegal studies and experience with family and divorce law. You also need to have excellent research and communication skills, as you will play many roles within the law firm.


Family Law Paralegal Requirements and Qualifications
• Associate degree in paralegal studies preferred
• Familiarity with family and divorce law preferred
• Strong communication abilities
• Experience and skills in research
• Friendly attitude
• Honesty and loyalty

Family Law Paralegal Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare various documents for the attorney
• Keep track of the attorney’s schedule
• Interview clients and witnesses
• Research family and divorce law cases
• Help the litigating attorney prepare for trial
• Answer the telephone
• Help clients with their questions
• Open mail
• Prepare deposit slips, pay bills and keep track of the bookkeeping
• Help the attorney keep up with emails
• eFile documents

Apply Now

Events


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  • Date: 3/30/2021 12:00 PM