Candidate 2022: Debby J. Sawyer, ACP
04 Apr 2022


Candidate for Office of Treasurer

Candidate Question: To be a truly great board member requires having good character, a strong commitment to the paralegal profession, the gift of time, and a willingness to use personal and professional resources to advance NALA’s mission. Tell us your “why”. Why are you interested in serving on the NALA Board of Directors? Tell us about a prior leadership experience where you have moved the dial, shifted the mindset, and ultimately, influenced decisions.

Candidate Response: Why am I interested in serving on the NALA Board of Directors?  Because I have always had a passion for the paralegal profession and for NALA!   I believe in this organization and all it stands for!!  My leadership experiences from previously serving on the NALA Board and currently serving as President of my local association have provided me with a strong understanding of interpersonal communication, an ability to listen, and a voice in the decision-making process.  I have been very fortunate in my legal career, and I want to pay it forward to those following in our footsteps.  Serving NALA, its members, and this great profession allows me to give back to a career that has given me so much.   I have had the opportunity to meet legal professionals from across the country, mentor paralegal students, and pass on my knowledge to others.  New paralegals, especially paralegal students, just need that one big break to skyrocket their careers.  My experiences as a leader and as a paralegal have motivated me and prepared me to assist and encourage these new paralegals so they may know the exhilaration of being a paralegal and someday share their passion for this wonderful profession.