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2024 Conference & Expo
The 2024 NALA Conference & Expo is on July 11-13, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Registration is now open!
Declare Your Candidacy
We invite you to contribute to NALA by declaring your candidacy for a position on the Board of Directors. Please submit your candidacy declaration by March 15, 2024.
The NALA Census
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By Terri Walters, CCP, CP February 2024 I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Tanganica J. Turner, an African American Associate Attorney in the prominent downtown Los Angeles law firm, Musick Peeler & Garrett LLP.1 Founded in 1954, the firm is historically known to offer legal services to a large and diverse clientele.2 With nearly […]
NALA Volunteer Spotlight – February 2024 Jeanne Elliott, ACP Jeanne Elliott, ACP, is the Director of Culture and Compliance for Christy Industrial Holdings in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to her position as At Large Director on NALA’s Board of Directors, Jeanne served on NALA’s Continuing Education Council as a member and later as Chair. She […]
NALA Volunteer Spotlight – January 2024 Richard Hahn, ACP Rich Hahn, ACP, is NALA’s Affiliated Associations Secretary. He does contract work for FSA Federal. He is currently working with the ATF to process Freedom of Information Act requests. Rich has a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is also a graduate of NALA’s LEAP leadership […]
January DEI – SCOTUS’ Color-Blind Doctrine: A Brief Look at the Ban on Race-Conscious Affirmative Action in Higher Education
By Oyango A. Snell, Esq., CAE January 2024 For decades, colleges and universities in the United States have used race-conscious admissions policies to help achieve a diverse student population and enhance equity to correct historical discriminatory practices against women and people of color. Regents of Univ. of California v. Bakke (1978) serves as the foundation […]
By Laura Kelleher December 2023 In 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was enacted, prohibiting discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national origin. Three years later, the Johnson Administration enacted The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), expanding the criteria against which employers are […]
NALA Volunteer Spotlight – December 2023 Sharon Jones, ACP Sharon Jones, ACP, is a legal assistant for Gray Reed in Houston, Texas. She was recently elected to the position of Affiliated Associations (AA) Director on NALA’s Board of Directors. Prior to her current position, Sharon served for two years as Affiliated Associations Secretary. Sharon has […]