Resources

Resources

If you are an officer of a NALA Affiliated Association, this is an important page for you. This page includes links to forms and information needed to support the affiliation of your association with NALA.

COMING SOON: Affiliated Associations-Only Resources

The Affiliated Associations-Only area for Affiliated Association officers on the NALA website. Click here to receive access to the Affiliated Associations-Only area. Please be sure to include the name of your association in the request. This is a valuable resource for ideas on working with bar associations, membership services, and other programs your Association may be considering. The website includes the NALA Liaison Guidelines, a list of important dates for your reference, the Affiliate Exchange and Affiliate Award application forms, and the annual reports submitted for Affiliated Associations Annual Meetings.

Affiliation Fee Renewal

Please click here for instructions on how to renew your association’s membership.

Affiliate Liaisons

If you need more information, please feel free to contact NALA at affiliates@nala.org.

Request a NALA Representative

Want a NALA Representative to visit your event or want NALA materials sent? Complete the online form here.

Affiliated Association Information

Purpose

  • To recognize members or committees of affiliated associations for their contribution to the goals and programs of their NALA affiliated association.

Eligibility for Nomination

A member of an Affiliated Association in good standing (current NALA Board and committee members are eligible).

Who can nominate

NALA Affiliated Association in good standing may designate one recipient each year

Award benefits

Recognition during Affiliated Association Annual Meeting at Conference

Deadline for Awards

May 1, 2023

Submit your nomination for the 2023 NALA Affiliate Award here: 2023 NALA Affiliate Award
Online Nomination Form

  • Click here  for a list of all Affiliated Associations Award recipients since 1995
  • Click here  for the list of 2022 Affiliated Associations Award recipients

 

Nomination Deadline April 1, 2023. Nomination deadline has been extended to April 15, 2022

Purpose

  • To recognize the achievements and contributions of an individual affiliate member, a committee of an affiliated association, or of an affiliated association itself which have a national and long-lasting impact.

Award Benefits Include

  • Recognition during Annual Membership Meeting at Conference
  • Travel expenses paid by NALA – per diem (2 days), 1-night hotel, round-trip airfare, and Day 1 registration fee.

Criteria for Selection

  • Achievement or contribution must have a national and long‐lasting impact
  • Nominee must have played a significant part in creating, developing, and/or promoting an important and distinctive program that positively impacts NALA or the paralegal profession on a nationwide basis for a minimum of three years
  • Develops or participates in a community service program that results in a positive public image for the paralegal profession on a national basis
  • Contributes to paralegal education such as publishing a book
  • Develops a nationally-recognized professional development or career enhancement program

 

Eligibility for Nomination
Affiliate member, Affiliate committee, or Affiliate Association in good standing (current NALA Board and committee members not eligible)

Who can nominate?
NALA Active type member or NALA Affiliated Association in good standing may submit one nomination per year. This is not an automatic nomination from Affiliates Award – it must be a separate nomination with a separate nomination form.

2023 National Affiliated Associations Achievement Award Nomination Form

Deadline for Registration: May 1, 2023

This year, NALA is once again creating dedicated space for our NALA Affiliated Associations to showcase their work to advance the paralegal profession and invite paralegal professionals to join their local and statewide associations.

NALA looks forward to celebrating the important role your association plays within the NALA network and hope that your association will proudly participate in this opportunity.

All interested NALA Affiliates must complete an Affiliate Showcase Registration Form and please contact NALA at affiliates@nala.org

NALA Affiliate Showcase Registration Forms will be accepted by NALA through May 1, 2023, on a space available first come basis.

2023 Affiliate Showcase Registration Form

NALA wants to share with the nation all of the fantastic work that NALA Affiliated Associations do everyday to grow and develop the paralegal profession.

If you are a NALA Affiliated Association and would like to share your association’s newsletter please email NALA at affiliates@nala.org with your request and newsletter.

Alabama Association of Paralegals, Inc. – NOVIS May 2022

Arizona Paralegal Association – eDigest Mini September 2022

Central Florida Paralegal Association, Inc. – Carpe Diem, November 2022

El Paso Paralegal Association – The Writ, November 2022

Heartland Paralegal Association – Headnotes, Summer 2022

Legal Assistants of the Western Slope – LAWS Ledger, July 2022

Legal Assistants of Wyoming – Spring 2022

Los Angeles Paralegal Association – LAPA Reporter, August 2022

Nebraska Paralegal Association – In Brief – Newsletter Link

Orange County Paralegal Association – Association News

Paralegal Association of Northwest Ohio – November 2022

Roanoke Valley Paralegal Association – August 2022

San Diego Paralegal Association – Association Blog

South Dakota Paralegal Association – SDPA Reporter, September 2022

Western Dakota Association of Legal Assistants – WDALA Summons, August 2022

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 NALA Affiliated Associations elections.

All candidates must complete the declaration of candidacy form and provide a headshot photograph to NALA by mail to 6450 S. Lewis Avenue, Suite 250, Tulsa, OK 74136; or electronically to affiliates@nala.org.

Deadline for declaration of candidacy is due June 1, 2023 (postmarked or received). Declarations received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Declaration of Candidacy Form – Fillable

2023 Affiliated Associations Director Nomination Form. To be completed by Affiliated Association Presidents or NALA Liaisons to nominate their association’s nominee.

2023 Affiliated Associations Secretary Nomination Form. To be completed by Affiliated Association Presidents or NALA Liaisons to nominate their association’s nominee.

Please read the NALA Bylaws and campaign guidelines prior to completing the Declaration of Candidacy form.

Affiliate Exchange Program – 2023 NALA Conference & Expo – Due December 31, 2022.

How it Works
Affiliated Associations wishing to participate are asked to submit an abstract of the presentation by December 31, 2022. The associations must also designate one or more members to make the presentation. The abstract will be considered by an Affiliate Exchange Review Committee and selected based on the following criteria:

  • The overall quality of the topic – timely, fresh, and innovative,
  • Appeal to a wide audience, ideas that can be implemented by any association,
  • A well-defined focus, and
  • Use of results-oriented information and material to advance the growth and success of the association.
  • The selected Affiliate Exchange Presentations will be made during the annual meeting of NALA Affiliated Associations at the NALA National Conference & Expo in Boston, MA, in July 2023.

    Possible Topics
    What is your success area? Examples of possible topics for the Affiliate Exchange presentations include but are not limited to the following:

  • Successful fund-raising campaigns
  • Membership growth programs
  • Membership involvement and recognition programs
  • Student engagement and membership programs
  • Developing members into leaders
  • Association best practices
  • Affiliate recruitment
  • Bar affiliation
  • Virtual and hybrid event strategies and successes
  • Board development
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Successful partnerships and collaborations
  • Planning and Preparing for your association’s annual conference
  • Developing a CP Study Group
  • Using social media to grow new members and member engagement
  • Topics to be selected for the Affiliate Exchange Program are those related to the programs of NALA Affiliated Associations or related to the organization and growth of these associations.

    Submit your association’s Affiliate Exchange Application now.