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.

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.



Full Time Family Law Paralegal

7450 Golden Pond Place space 400, Amarillo, TX, USA
Briar Wilcox Law Firm PLLC is seeking a detail-oriented and highly organized Paralegal to join our legal team. As a Paralegal, you will provide essential support to our attorneys in various legal matters. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced legal environment.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to administration@wilcoxfamilylaw.com.
Please include "Paralegal Application" in the subject line.

Briar Wilcox Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.  
  • Extensive computer and database expertise;
  • Paralegal Associates Degree or other relevant certification;
  • All candidates must be able to work at a computer screen for a sustained amount of time;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively;
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills;
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines;
  • Familiarity with bates not required but would be helpful;
  • Familiarity with outlook not required but helpful;
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Commensurate with experience;
  • PTO on holidays Courts close;
  • CLE Training and support;
  • Notary License sponsorship;
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance available after probationary period;
  • 401K with match up to percentage after six months
  • Assist attorneys with legal research, document preparation, and case management;
  • Organize and maintain legal documents, including correspondence, pleadings, and exhibits;
  • Conduct factual research and gather relevant information for cases;
  • Prepare and file legal documents with courts and administrative agencies;
  • Coordinate communication between clients, attorneys, and other parties involved in legal proceedings;
  • Schedule meetings, hearings, and appointments for attorneys;
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and adhere to ethical standards.
Apply Now

Litigation Secretary

905 South Fillmore Street suite 530, Amarillo, TX, USA
McCarn, Weir, & Sherwood, P.C., a downtown law firm, has an immediate opening for a litigation secretary. Candidate must be organized and detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, and possess a thorough understanding of Microsoft Office, with a strong expertise in Word. Litigation experience preferred, but its is not strictly required. This is a great opportunity with a growing law firm that offers a competitive benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience. Resumes should be emailed to jmccarn@mwlawfirm.com 

Receptionist/Legal Assistant

905 South Fillmore Street suite 525, Amarillo, TX, USA
The Law Office of Jamie S. Vandivere, P.C. is looking for a Full Time Receptionist/Legal Assistant

Immediate start date
Two Openings
Working Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Pay: Negotiable based on experience

Summary: Answer phones, draft documents, proof-read, contact clients, set appointments, and will assist in day-to-day operations

If you are interested in applying, please provide your resume with contact information to jsvlaw@jsvlegal.com 
Paid Holidays, time and a half for any hours over 40, paid vacation after one year
(terms negotiable)
Apply Now

Bilingual Full-Time Receptionist/Legal Assistant

801 South Fillmore Street suite 710, Amarillo, TX, USA
The Archer Law Firm is looking for a Full-Time Bilingual Receptionist/Legal Assistant
Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm

Job Duties include answering the phones, making client calls, copying and saving documents for files, relaying plea offers, calendaring, and communicating with clients.
This is a practice focused on criminal defense and CPS cases.

Please submit resumes to ArcherDefense@gmail.com 

Part Time AND/OR Full Time Legal Assistant

901 South Polk Street, Amarillo, TX, USA
The Law Office of Joel B. Jackson is looking for an experienced Legal Assistant part time and/or full time. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support, including drafting and filing legal documents, preparing legal correspondence, and managing the day-to-day operations of the office. The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment. Bilingual is a plus.

Monday-Thursday - 7.5 hour shift
Friday - Office closes at noon

If you are interested in applying, please send resumes along with contact information to joel@jbj-law.com 
  • Excellent customer service skills is a MUST
  • Familiar with Family and Probate Law. 
  • Familiar with court and clerk procedures of various counties in Texas. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Must utilize E-filing format and Zoom format.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook in addition to TXdocs. 
  • Proficient in case management software including but not limited to MyCase and LawPay. 
  • Excellent spelling and grammar is a MUST. 
  • Ability to take detailed accurate notes and records. 
  • Promptly respond to all e-mails and voicemails. 
  • Excellent proofreading skills. 
  • Greet clients and guests in person or on the telephone - answering, screening, and/or directing inquiries. 
  • Daily utilize case management system, including billing and expenses. 
  • Maintain and Organize files. 
  • Go through e-mails, move to relevant files and answer per direction of attorney. 
  • Drafting with help of managing attorney, e-mails, letter, pleadings, orders, subpoenas, pretrial motions and orders, etc.
  • Proofread all documents before they go out to the client, other attorneys, or the Court. 
  • Prepare legal documents such as pleadings, discovery, and legal correspondence. 
  • Schedule appointments and meetings with clients and other professionals. 
  • Provide administrative support to attorney. 
  • Maintain a calendar of court dates and client appointments. 
Apply Now
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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