NALA Affiliated Associations are state and local paralegal associations that have chosen to become a part of the national network. Just like the national organization, NALA Affiliated Associations are composed of volunteer paralegals working everyday to advance the paralegal profession.

About NALA

NALA'S mission is to provide continuing education and professional development programs to all paralegals. NALA provides current information about the profession, continuing education materials and seminars, networking opportunities, professional certification programs, occupational survey findings and manuals to help paralegals excel in the workplace.

NALA is a non-profit organization, representing over 18,000 paralegals, who are individual members or members of NALA affiliated associations.

TBPA is an Affiliate Association of NALA.  If you are interested in becoming an individual member of NALA, visit their website for more information and a membership application. 

NALA Benefits for Active Members of NALA

Upcoming deadlines:


If you are a voting member of NALA and cannot attend this year's annual meeting you may designate another NALA Active member to cast your vote by proxy. Your Designation of Proxy and Alternate Proxy forms must be sent to both the NALA Secretary and the NALA Credentials Chair in order for your proxy to be recorded. The form must be received by these officers no later than June 19, 2017.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinars are a fast, convenient, and now an even more affordable way to get the education you need. 

  • 1.0 hour webinars: $39 for Members and $59 for Nonmembers
  • 1.5 hour webinars: $39 for Members and $59 for Nonmembers
  • 2.0 hour webinars: $49 for Members and $69 for Nonmembers

If you have an Active Membership type, you may use your $80 gift certificate toward these webinars. Contact NALA to apply your gift certificate today!


May 5

  • Law and Ethics - This webinar will focus on the law and the ethical issues that arise when laws provide a certain outcome that may not be fair, ethical or necessarily the “right thing.” Mr. Bermingham will analyze and debate some key Constitutional and State Court Cases that deal with ethical issues outside of the law. The webinar will include discussion of the Attorney/Client Privilege, 4th Amendment’s Search and Seizure, 5th Amendment’s Due Process, 8th Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment, 1st Amendment’s Right to Free Speech, and the Right to Privacy.

May 9

  • Expert Witness Bootcamp: From Retainer to Trial and Everything In-Between - This Bootcamp will provide practical time saving tips and pointers for retaining and preparing experts throughout the course of a case. Learn how to efficiently assist your attorneys in preparing experts from initial retention, including preparation of witness files and tracking of evidence and documents sent to expert witnesses, to the heat of battle, including deposition and trial prep. Learn how to effectively and efficiently create, organize and manage witness files for deposition and ultimately, trial.  Learn the deposition process and how you can excel at obtaining and organizing information attorneys want from each type of expert in order to streamline witness preparation.
    CLE: 1

May 10

  • Dram Shop Case: What is it and Do I Have One? - When a drunk driver causes an automobile collision, can the injured party sue the establishment where the drunk driver was served? If I serve guests at a graduation party and one of them causes a collision on the way home, am I responsible? This exciting webinar will discuss the determining factors to help you understand liquor liability. David Lail is an attorney who specializes in dram shop cases, and his presentation will walk you through a case from start to finish, identify experts to deliver unbiased opinions as to the evidence, and suggest visual aids that can enhance your case. Attendees will hear real-life practice tips for handling the common, and not so common, issues along the way. The webinar examines dram shop litigation from both counsel tables and provides technical insight as well as the toxicology of ethanol. Handouts include an easy-to-follow flowchart, tips for investigating the potential case, and other reference materials.
    CLE: 1.5

May 17

  • Basic Due Diligence -   The laws, rules, and policies around a law firm's due diligence can be challenging at times to experienced attorneys and paralegals. It is even more daunting for those who are just getting familiar with the due diligence/RA 9 world. This presentation outlines some key points for those who are relatively new to this area of corporate law. Topics included are: general search rules, forms, and importance of the debtor name. There is also a discussion on the GM case and its implications for firms. All topics are established touchstones in due diligence analysis.
         CLE: 1


TBPA is a voluntary professional association and does not make any representation, endorsement or guarantee as to the quality, reliability, competency, accuracy, business practice/standards/ethics, or professionalism of any member of TBPA.  TBPA does not conduct background checks or any other form of due diligence on any person or business applying for membership with TBPA.


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