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PREMIUM LEGAL RESOURCES LEGAL FORMS ASK A LAWYER

A local paralegal organization may be as much of a resource for attorneys as for paralegals. These organizations may provide job banks, as well as information about the paralegal profession.

The following is a list of state and local paralegal associations, most of which are affiliated with either the National Assn of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA), or with the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). Contact information is listed where available.

ALABAMA
Alabama Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) President Linda Reid, Birmingham

Legal Assistant Society of Phillips Jr. College/Southern Inst. (NALA) Faculty Advisors: Douglas Ingram and Elizabeth B. Sullivan, Birmingham

Samford University Paralegal Association (NALA) Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dolores Grissom, Birmingham

ALASKA
Fairbanks Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) President: Carolyn Bollman, North Pole

Alaska Association of Legal Assistants (NFPA)
P.O. Box 101956
Anchorage, AK 99510-1956

ARIZONA
Arizona Association of Professional Paralegals, Inc. (NFPA)
P.O. Box 430 Phoenix, AZ 85001

Arizona Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Debra J. Frazee, Mesa

Legal Assistants of Metropolitan Phoenix (NALA)
President: Fawn K. Barnes, Phoenix

Tucson Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Shirley M. Welch, Tucson

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Sara L. Talbert, Cabot

CALIFORNIA
California Association of Independent Paralegals (NFPA)
39120 Argonaut Way, #114
Fremont, CA 94538

Legal Assistants Association of Santa Barbara (NALA)
President: Sonja B. Youngdahl, Santa Barbara

Orange County Paralegal Association, Newport Beach (NALA)
President: Linda McCown

Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County (NALA)
President: Karen C. Gale, San Jose

Paralegal Association of Southland California (NFPA)
P.O. Cox 50271
Pasadena, CA 91115

Sacramento Association of Legal Assistants (NFPA)
P.O. Box 453
Sacramento, CA 95812-0453
(916) 763-7851

San Diego Association of Legal Assistants (NFPA)
P.O. Box 87449
San Diego, CA 92138-7449
(619) 491-1994

San Francisco Association of Legal Assistants (NFPA)
P.O. Box 2110
San Francisco, CA 94126-2110
(415) 777-2390; (415) 333-9075

San Joaquin Association of Legal Assistants, Fresno (NALA)
President: Melinda McConnell

Ventura County Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: John S. Garrison, North Hills

COLORADO
Association of Legal Assistants of Colorado (NALA)
President: Brenda Allensworth Mientka, Colorado Springs

Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 1835
Aurora, CO 80001-1835
(303) 369-1606

CONNECTICUT
Central Connecticut Association of Legal Assistants (NFPA)
P.O. Box 230594
Hartford, CT 06123-0594

Connecticut Association of Paralegals, Inc. (NFPA)
P.O. Box 134
Bridgeport, CT 06601-0134

New Haven County Association of Paralegals, Inc. (NFPA)
P.O. Box 862
New Haven, CT 06504-0862

DELAWARE
Delaware Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 1362
Wilmington, DE 19899

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
National Capital Area Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 19124
Washington, D.C. 20036-9998
(202) 659-0243

FLORIDA
Central Florida Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Alix Popkin, Orlando

Dade Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Lori O. Allen, Bay Harbor Island

Florida Independent Paralegal Alliance (FIPA)
4866 Gandy Boulevard, West
Tampa, FL. 33611
(813) 931-7776 or (813) 835-1105
Fax: 931-7907 e-mail: APSTampa@aol.com

Florida Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA)
President: Karen S. McLead, Clearwater

Gainesville Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Nadine Smith, Gainesville

Jacksonville Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Teresa M. Bullock, Jacksonville

Paralegal Association of Florida (NFPA)
6265 West Sample Road, #297
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33067

Pensacola Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Catherine M. Kaiser, Pensacola

Tampa College-Brandon Student Association (NALA)
Faculty Advisors: Lance L. O'Bleness and Tom Parks, Tampa

Volusia Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Julie Anne Tilotson Pruett, Ormond Beach

GEORGIA
Georgia Association of Legal Assistants (NFPA)
P.O. Box 1802
Atlanta, GA 30301
(770) 433-5252

Georgia Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Elaine H. Hall, Alma

South Georgia Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Clarice M. Glass, Nashville, Ga.

Southeastern Association of Legal Assistants of Georgia (NALA)
President: Sherri A. Morgan, Pooler

HAWAII
Hawaii Association of Legal Assistants (NFPA)
P.O. Box 674
Honolulu, HI 96809

IDAHO
Gem State Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Jane A. Creviston, Hailey

ILLINOIS
Central Illinois Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Debra J. Monke, Bloomington

Heart of Illinois Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Janelle Crump, Peoria

Illinois Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 8089
Bartlett, Il 60103-8089
(708) 837-8088

INDIANA
Indiana Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Stephenie S. Veach, Evansville

Indiana Paralegal Association (NFPA)
Federal Station
P.O. Box 44518
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 767-7798

Michiana Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 11458
South Bend, IN 46634

Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 13646
Fort Wayne, IN 46865

KANSAS
Kansas Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Connie S. Kennedy, Wichita

Kansas Legal Assistants Society (NFPA)
P.O. Box 1675
Topeka, KS 66601

KENTUCKY
Greater Lexington Paralegal Association, Inc., (NFPA)
P.O. Box 574
Lexington, KY 40586

Western Kentucky Paralegals (NALA)
President: Shelly Ragan, Murray

LOUISIANA
Louisiana State Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Karen Greer, Monroe

New Orleans Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 30604
New Orleans, LA 70190
(504) 467-3136

Northwest Louisiana Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Jan L. Melton, Shreveport

MAINE
Maine State Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Lawrence Yerxa, Kittery

MARYLAND
Maryland Association of Paralegals (NFPA)
P.O. Box 13244
Baltimore, MD 21203
(410) 576-2252

MASSACHUSETTS
Central Massachusetts Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 444
Worcester, MA 01614

Massachusetts Paralegal Association (NFPA)
5 Grant Street
Framingham, MA 01701-6708
(508) 879-4001

Western Massachusetts Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 30005
Springfield, MA 01103

MICHIGAN
Legal Assistants Association of Michigan (NALA)
President: Sharon A. Schafer, Dearborn

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Paralegal Association (NFPA)
8030 Old Cedar Ave. S, #225
Bloomington, MN 55425
(612) 853-0272

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Elizabeth S. Woods, Jackson

University of Southern Mississippi Society for Paralegal Studies (NALA)
President: Trisha Trigg, Hattiesburg

MISSOURI
Kansas City Association of Legal Assistants (NFPA)
P.O. Box 13223
Kansas City, MO 64199
(913) 381-4458

St. Louis Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Cheryl R. Haley, St. Louis

MONTANA
Montana Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: LaCinda R. Williams, Missoula

NEBRASKA
Nebraska Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Mary K. Bronson, Omaha

NEVADA
Clark County Organization of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA)
President: Dorothy C. Lappin, Las Vegas

Sierra Nevada Association of Paralegals (NALA)
President: Darlene Errington Stone, Reno

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Paralegal Association of New Hampshire (NALA)
President: Cheryl L. Meachen, Henniker

NEW JERSEY
Legal Assistants Association of New Jersey (NALA)
President: Manny Ferrao, Rahway

Prudential Insurance Company of America - Paralegal Council (NFPA)
751 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

South Jersey Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 355
Hadonfield, NJ 08033

NEW MEXICO
Legal Assistants of New Mexico (NFPA)
P.O. Box 1113
Albuquerque, NM 87103-1113

Southwestern Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Louise M. Shippy Tuttle, Albuquerque

NEW YORK
Long Island Paralegal Association (NFPA)
1877 Bly Road
East Meadow, NY 11554-1158

New York City Paralegal Association, Inc. (NFPA)
P.O. Box 4484
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163-4484
(347) 586-9272

Paralegal Association of Rochester (NFPA)
P.O. Box 40567
Rochester, NY 14604
(716) 234-5923

Southern Tier Association of Paralegals (NFPA)
P.O. Box 2555
Binghamton, NY 13902

West/Rock Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 668
New City, NY 10956

Western New York Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 207, Niagara Square Station
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 635-8250

NORTH CAROLINA
Coastal Carolina Paralegal Club (NALA)
Faculty Advisor: Col. Robert E. Switzer, Jacksonville

Metrolina Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Kelly C. Walker, Charlotte

North Carolina Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Sharon L. Wall, Raleigh

NORTH DAKOTA
Red River Valley Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Linda Brastrup Johnson, Moorhead, MN

Western Dakota Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Connie L. Sundby, Minot

OHIO
Cincinnati Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 1515
Cincinnati, OH 45201
(513) 244-1266

Cleveland Association of Paralegals (NFPA)
P.O. Box 5496
Cleveland, OH 44101
(216) 575-6090

Greater Dayton Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 515 Mid-City Station
Dayton, OH 45402

Northeastern Ohio Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 80068
Akron, OH 44308-0068

Paralegal Association of Central Ohio (NFPA)
P.O. Box 15182
Columbus, OH 43215-0182
(614) 224-9700

Toledo Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Denise Wright, Maumee

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Bonnie J. Hughes, Norman

Rogers State College Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Faculty Advisor: Michelle K. Price, Claremore

Rose State Paralegal Association (NALA)
Faculty Advisor: Judy Shaw, Midwest City

TJC Student Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Faculty Advisor: Judith Tucker, Tulsa

Tulsa Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Donna G. Wilson, Tulsa

OREGON
Oregon Legal Assistants Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 8523
Portland, OR 97207
(503) 796-1671

Pacific Northwest Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Dawnne L. Linenbrink, Eugene

PENNSYLVANIA
Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 11814
Harrisburg, PA 17108

Chester County Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 295
West Chester, PA 19381-0295

Keystone Legal Assistant Association (NALA)
President: Kimberly J. Houser, Summerdale

Lycoming County Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 991
Williamsport, PA 17701

Philadelphia Association of Paralegals (NFPA)
2 Penn Center Plaza, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 854-6352

Pittsburgh Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 2845
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
(412) 255-1070

York County Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 2584
York, PA 17405-2584

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 1003
Providence, RI 02901

SOUTH CAROLINA
Central Carolina Technical College Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Sheri Windham, Sumter

Columbia Legal Assistants Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 11634
Columbia, SC 29211-1634

Greenville Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Valeen S. Goodreau, Greenville

Paralegal Association of Beaufort County South Carolina (NALA)
President: W. Henry Thames, III, Beaufort

Paralegal Association of the Pee Dee, Inc. (NFPA)
P.O. Box 5592
Florence, SC 29502

Tri-County Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: V. Sheri Towne, Charleston

SOUTH DAKOTA
National College Student Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Faculty Advisor: Robert J. Griggs, Rapid City

South Dakota Legal Assistants Association (NALA)
President: Michael M. Bultema, Aberdeen

TENNESSEE
Greater Memphis Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA)
President: Alisa M. Goehring, Memphis

Memphis Paralegal Association (NFPA)
P.O. Box 3646
Memphis, TN 38173-0646

Tennessee Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Caleeta L. Beagles, Trenton, Ga.

TEXAS
Capital Area Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Elizabeth Bruton, Austin

Dallas Association of Legal Assistants (NFPA)
P.O. Box 12533
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 991-0853

El Paso Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Valerie S. Olivas, El Paso

Legal Assistant Association/Pennian Basin (NALA)
President: Vickie Pepper, Midland

Northeast Texas Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Jane M. Webb, Longview

Nueces County Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Lillie E. Bordelon, Corpus Christi

Southeast Texas Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Shannon T. Hyde, Beaumont

Texarkana Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Diane Plunkett, Texarkana

Texas Panhandle Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Rhonda Brashears, Amarillo

Tyler Area Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Carolyn S. Burton, Tyler

West Texas Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Judi Marie Simpson Beaver, Lubbock

Wichita County Student Association (NALA)
Faculty Advisor: Billie Ruth Goss, Wichita Falls

UTAH
Legal Assistants Association of Utah (NALA)
President: Kathy Scott-Thalmann, Salt Lake City

VERMONT
Vermont Paralegal Organization (NFPA)
P.O. Box 6238
Rutland, VT 05702

VIRGINIA
Peninsula Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA)
President: Victoria Quadros, Poquoson

Richmond Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Jane Nuttall, Richmond

Tidewater Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
President: Colleeen M. Hagy, Norfolk

WASHINGTON
Association of Paralegals and Legal Assistants of Washington St (NALA)
President: Sheila M. White, Spokane

Columbia Basin Paralegal Association (NALA)
President: Regina A. Stevens, Kennewick

Washington State Paralegal Association (NFPA)
5500 Olympic Drive
Suite 105, Box 269
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(206) 851-2557

WEST VIRGINIA
Legal Assistants of West Virginia, Inc. (NALA)
President: Andrea Rayfield, Huntington

WISCONSIN
Madison Area Legal Assistants Association (NALA)
President: Kristine Caldwell, Madison

Paralegal Association of Wisconsin, Inc. (NFPA)
P.O. Box 92882
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 272-7168

WYOMING
Legal Assistants of Wyoming (NALA)
President: Julie Pate, Casper

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