NALS News and Updates for January 2018
NALS of Amarillo, the first NALS Chapter in the state of Texas, is 60 years strong, with 33 members active within their chapter and out in their community.  That is the secret of their success. 
The 2015-2016 Board of Directors had a goal to streamline information for chapter news and created a centralized email, a new website, and a Facebook page that now has 50 friends.  All of this is due to the hard work of Beth Langwell, Rhonda Rogers, Cynthia Huffman, and Becky Braden.

A group of people with the same or similar injuries caused by the same product or action can sue a defendant as a group. Similar lawsuits brought by a group of people who suffered similar harm or losses are also called "mass tort litigation" and "multi-district litigation." 

Grammar Nuggets
Listen to Choose an Appropriate Article

Remember how your fourth grade teacher taught you to use before a consonant and an  before a vowel? Times have changed and that method-by itself-is no longer a valid way to decide whether to use a  or an . Today's grammar rules indicate that use of or an  depends on the  sound  of the next letter, not just whether it is a consonant or a vowel. For instance, the word hour  starts with a consonant but  sounds  like it begins with the vowel "o" sound, so it would be an hour
Ask Eula Mae
Feeling Underappreciated

I'm a legal secretary in a large and very busy law firm in Manhattan and even though I am the "go to gal" for all kinds of tasks, I'm starting to feel more like an invisible robot than a person.  I have great skills in answering the phone, managing people in lobby, completing on time what my bosses ask me to do, I type really fast at 120 wpm, and make a great cup of coffee. 

From my perspective, the answer to this question depends on how you view your own career.
Seasoned attorneys are typically older, possibly having started their law career without computers or with minimal technology, did most of their research at the law library, and worked for a firm with other attorneys while they were mentored and learned their chosen area of law inside and out. They attended seminars in person for their continuing legal education. 

Latest News and Updates
2018 Volunteer Opportunities Announced

Every year the NALS Board of Directors is actively engaged in analyzing the challenges and opportunities for the association, identifying the high-impact legal industry trends or developments affecting the members, and strategically using the association resources to build member value.

NALS Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Voting results are in for the 2018-2019 NALS Board of Directors' election.  NALS extends a sincere congratulations to the newly elected officers!

Education Department Announces 'Study Hall' for Examinees

NALS Certification + Education Manager, Maria Easterly, has  gathered several resources for examinees! She has created an  online group for all examinees with resources from several sources  to freshen up on a few key topics that have been requested by  students, educators, and examinees. Join the group today by  logging into, then visit

Local Attractions and Events Are Now Online for Tulsa's Spring Event

Mark your calendars for April 6-7, 2018! 

The Adventure Tulsa Task Force has gathered information on several local events and attractions for you and your #NALSPALS during this continuing legal education event. 

The hosting hotel is offering the amazingly low rate of $99.00 per night for the event. Both registration and hotel reservations are now being accepted!

The NALS Leadership Identification Committee ("LIC") is tasked with identifying potential future leaders for service on the NALS Board of Directors and assisting leaders in finding other leadership roles within the Association as committee and task force chairs and/or members.  Pursuant to the LIC Operational Plan for 2018 - 2019, potential NALS Board of Directors candidates will be assessed on their talents, abilities, and vision they demonstrate.  
NALS Foundation News
Your support does not go
unnoticed. . .

NALS Foundation would like to say "Thank You" to recent donors to the Foundation. 

Click here to see the recent Individual Circle Donors and Organizational Circle Donors

If you are not on this list and should be, we apologize for the oversight. Please let us know here.
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn
Events & Deadlines

1/1/18 - 09/15/18 - NALS Traveling Gavel Challenge

April 6-7, 2018 - Adventure Tulsa 2018 (Legal Education Event)

5/1/2018 -  ABA Law
Day 2018

7/5/2018 - NALS 2018 Leadership Appreciation Day (Save the Date!)

State/Local Chapter News
Submit Your 2018 Officer Rosters
If you have not submitted your 2018-2019 officer roster, please submit this so that rebates and other mailings will be delivered correctly. 
NALS Social Media Corner
NALS Facebook Events

Did you know you can follow along with NALS event updates through your personal Facebook? Simply access the link below and click 'Interested' on events you see that you would like to know about. Then, when NALS posts updates about the events, you will receive a simple notification. 

2018 Traveling Gavel Challenge

As mentioned in the Facebook Live Video above, NALS Board of Directors will be sending a USB gavel to various chapters who are willing to participate. This USB drive will be used for chapters to upload their photos from their chapter. These gavels will be sent around until the  NALS 67th Annual Conference in Mesa, Arizona (Phoenix)

Continuing Legal Education Opportunities and Updates
Resource Center Staff 
Tammy Hailey, CAE
NALS Executive Director -  NALS Foundation Director 
Maria Easterly  - Certification & Education Manager 
Lydia GoodnerMeetings & Communications Manager
Morgan Ballou - Membership Services Coordinator 

Advertise with us.  Contact Us to Request a Media Kit.

Thank you to the NALS Editorial + Marketing Board with the contributions of the NALS Board of Directors and Resource Center Staff.  Help say "Thank You" by sharing this email.  
©NALS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The views expressed in articles published by the NALS docket are those of the authors alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of NALS, Inc.