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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

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.

Reba Cochran

President

Reba Cochran is a Paralegal at the Underwood Law Firm. Reba has spent the last 5 years working under Todd W. Boykin 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

Lucy Henderson is a Legal Assistant at the law firm of Burdett 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.

Shelly Amason

Treasurer

Shelly Amason is a Legal Assistant at the law firm of Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, 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.

Sharon Hopkins

Director

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.

Connor Clark

Secretary

Connor Clark is a Legal Assistant at Burdett, 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. She is attending Amarillo College to achieve her Associates Degree in Legal Studies and plans to graduate in May of 2023. Connor will then take the certification exam to become a certified paralegal. In her spare time, you can find Connor camping in the mountains and riding the RZR with her boyfriend Austin and her dogs, Woodrow and Dally.

Sheila Roach

Parlementarian

Sheila Roach has been the Court Administrator for the City of Canyon since 2012. She worked in the Amarillo Municipal Court as a clerk supervisor. Sheila has been working in the Courts for almost 13 years. As an administrator she has to keep the operations of the court in budget and staffed to allow for efficiency and effective operations in compliance with Local and State laws. She also served on the TMCA board as Region I director and also currently teaches for the TMCEC clerks’ seminars. While serving on the board and working for Canyon Municipal, she acquired her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree thru West Texas A&M University and Associates degree in Paralegal Studies. Sheila is an active member in the TCCA(Texas Court Clerks Association) and NALS (National Association of Legal Support Professionals) organizations. She is in process of opening back up the West Texas Chapter for the TCCA. Sheila also currently teaches for TMCEC clerk seminars.

2022 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, however, it is now time to submit your updates for our 2022 Red Book publication!!! All updates are due by MARCH 4, 2022, 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 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 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 2022 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 2022 publication, please email us at the email address below for more information.

ORDER NOW!
Our 2022 order form is now live! Ordering is as easy as completing the form below and returning it to us as nalsofamarillotexas@gmail.com.

2022-Red-Book-Order-Form.pdf


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.



Mullin Hoard & Brown, LLP- Full-Time- Experienced Legal Assistant

Amarillo, Texas
Mullin Hoard & Brown is seeking an experienced full time legal assistant for our Amarillo office. The individual will, in part, maintain an accurate docketing calendar, help prepare and assemble legal documents, review and maintain litigation files, enter attorneys' billable time into our billing system, and assist with various other administrative tasks including covering phones, scheduling meetings, and arranging travel as needed. The right person must possess excellent skills in multi-tasking, work well independently as well as with a team, and be deadline & detail-oriented, efficient, and organized. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, TABS (or other time-keeping software), and other computer basics is a requirement. This is not an entry level position, as we are seeking a qualified candidate with litigation experience. Please submit cover letter and resume to ktaylor@mhba.com.
The right person must possess excellent skills in multi-tasking, work well independently as well as with a team, and be deadline & detail-oriented, efficient, and organized. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, TABS (or other time-keeping software), and other computer basics is a requirement. This is not an entry level position, as we are seeking a qualified candidate with litigation experience.
The individual will, in part, maintain an accurate docketing calendar, help prepare and assemble legal documents, review and maintain litigation files, enter attorneys' billable time into our billing system, and assist with various other administrative tasks including covering phones, scheduling meetings, and arranging travel as needed.
Apply Now

Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP - Full Time Legal Secretary

Amarillo, TX, USA
Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP is seeking a professional full-time legal secretary to oversee a range of administrative and secretarial tasks. As the legal secretary, your principal goal is to support attorneys by performing a range of clerical duties, researching case information, scheduling meetings, and filing legal documents.

Please send cover letter and resume to Al Muniz at al@lovell-law.net

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; experience working in a relevant, fast-paced legal environment; knowledge of MS Office and ability to work with legal technology; knowledge of TABS or other timekeeping software; ability to type 50-80 words per minute-with a high degree of accuracy; ability to prioritize and multitask; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills; deadline and detail-oriented; respect for confidentiality and discretion; pass a background check.
Responsibilities: Provide secretarial support to one or more lawyers at the firm; edit and proofread all legal documents; organize all legal documents and ensure they are updated; ensure all court documents are in order and filed before deadlines; answer emails and phone calls; maintain attorney calendar by scheduling conference, depositions, and meetings.
Apply Now

BMWB - Full or Part Time Legal Assistant

Amarillo, TX, USA
We are currently seeking a full or part-time legal assistant to assist with estate planning, trusts, probate, and business entity formation/operation matters. Successful candidates will have keen attention to detail, and will be able to produce work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced atmosphere. Candidates proficient in Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat are preferred. Candidates are expected to be team players who are individually organized and motivated to prioritize and press matters forward and deal well with clients, courts, and opposing attorneys. Previous legal administrative experience is preferred, although the level of experience is not as important as a candidate who is smart, driven, and dependable. This is a full-time position that includes full benefits.


Please send resumes and references to the Firm Administrator, Brad Borden, at bborden@bmwb-law.com or 701 S. Taylor, Ste. 440, Amarillo, TX 79101 or use the Apply Now Button!!! 

Law Office of Randall L. Sherrod, P.C. - Full-Time Employee

Amarillo, TX, USA
The Law Office of Randall L. Sherrod, P.C. is seeking a full-time employee. 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. Please submit resume and salary range to rls@sherrodlaw.com.

Part-Time Legal Secretary - Templeton & Associates

Amarilo, TX, USA
Robert L. Templeton, of Templeton & Associates, is seeking to hire a part-time legal assistant/secretary. Hours are flexible and would be between 20-30 hours per week, contract labor. Some legal experience necessary. Pay is based on experience. Please send your resume to rltsec@tshhr.com.

Tormey & McConnell Full-Time Paralegal

Amarillo, TX, USA
Immediate opening for a full-time paralegal who is self-motivated and possesses the following skills:
• Previous experience in civil litigation;
• The ability to prioritize and multitask;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Deadline and detail oriented;
• Have experience with e-filing system;
• Coordinating and handling calendar deadlines; and
• Prepare and draft correspondence, pleadings and discovery; organize and maintain client files; communicate professionally with other attorneys, legal staff, and judges’ offices.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Standard Holidays
401K provided
Pay based on experience

Contact: Debbie Wheeler (806) 355-2700
Email Resume: debbie@tmcattorneys.com

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

Legal Assistant/Paralegal -Law offices of Jamie S. Vandivere

Amarillo, TX, USA
Law offices of Jamie S. Vandivere in Amarillo, 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 mush have excellent communication skills, able to multi-task, ability to work independently, detail-oriented and self-motivated.  Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality with client information.
 
Working hours M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Position Summary:  Answer phones, draft documents, e-file with courts, contact with clients, appearance in court with attorney, set appointments, assist in trial preparation.
 
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@live.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