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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

2022 RED BOOK LEGAL DIRECTORY


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!!!

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 below to update your listing:

https://forms.gle/RX7HK9gPMfqaDiEE8 

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!

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

Please note that this is to UPDATE your information only. We will release our order form in early December! 



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

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Past Events

TitleDateLocation
August Lunch N Learn31 Aug 2021112 Southwest 8th Avenue, Amarillo, TX, USA
June Lunch N Learn29 Jun 2021112 Southwest 8th Avenue, Amarillo, TX, USA
May Lunch N Learn25 May 2021112 Southwest 8th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79101, USA
March 2021 Lunch N Learn30 Mar 2021705 South Taylor Street, Amarillo, TX, USA

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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
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



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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


Paralegal - Warner Law Firm

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

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

Part-time Legal Secretary - Amarillo, Texas, USA

Wright, Wilmarth & Byrd, PLLC, a respected law firm in Amarillo and a laid back, fun place to work is seeking a part-time legal secretary to provide support to our lawyers and clients. This is a great opportunity for someone who needs some flexibility and wants a chance to better develop their legal skills.

What We Are Looking For:
• Respectful, friendly and accurate communication with clients (written and verbal).
• Protection of confidential information.
• Commitment to accuracy.
• Organizational skills.
• Team player who is willing and capable of assisting others when needed.
• Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word.
• Professionalism.

If you are interested in applying for the position, you must provide by email to vicki@wwb-law.com:
1. A well-written cover letter;
2. Resume; and
3. References.
These Skills are Preferred but not Required:
• Knowledge of petitions, answers, motions, discovery and other court proceedings.
• Experience with time and billing, practice management and presentation software.
• Experience with electronic filing in federal and state courts.

What We Offer:
• Competitive pay
• Flexible Hours
• Beautiful new offices in Southwest Amarillo
• Relaxed and friendly attorneys and staff
• Frequent cuddles with the well-behaved office dog(s)
Job Type: Part-time (can be flexible and work around a school schedule). Generally expecting Monday-Friday, 25 hours per week.
Preferred experience: 2+ years of law firm experience.



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BMWB Legal Assistant - Amarillo, TX, USA

Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, LLP, is law firm in Amarillo with over twenty lawyers 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, including: real estate, administrative, banking, lending, collections, oil and gas, estate planning, probate, intellectual property, employment, and business entity formation and succession. 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 legal assistant to assist attorneys practicing in the areas of real estate, lending, business and corporate, and collections. The main focus of work will be on drafting commercial loan documents.
Successful candidates will have knowledge of real estate documents, 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 team players who are individually organized and motivated to prioritize and press matters forward and deal well with clients, courts, and opposing attorneys. 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.
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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

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