Welcome to the website of NALS of Oregon… the association for legal professionals. We are proud to say we have been serving many of the legal communities in Oregon for 53 years!
WHO WE ARE
NALS of Oregon… the association for legal professionals is part of a professional tri-level association and nonprofit organization, placing emphasis on education. Affiliated with NALS… the association for legal professionals, NALS of Oregon encourages all members to serve their employers to the utmost of their ability and with the highest degree of professionalism, to foster knowledge and instill confidence to effectively handle client relations, to stimulate a high order of business and professional attainment, and to further knowledge of the law and to uphold its honor and dignity.
Our membership is open to any persons employed in work of a legal nature, including legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, court personnel, law librarians, law office administrators, and even attorneys and judges. We are a nonpartisan, nonunion, nonprofit organization whose main objective is to further the education and training of legal support staff to enhance the competencies of members in the legal services profession.
There are local chapters throughout the state of Oregon and members are typically career legal support staff who are interested in learning as much as possible about the legal profession and keeping up to date on changes in the law.
Members of NALS are bound by the objectives of this association and the standards of conduct required of the legal profession. Every member shall:
-Encourage respect for the law and the administration of justice;
-Observe rules governing privileged communications and confidential information;
-Promote and exemplify high standards of loyalty, cooperation and courtesy;
-Perform all duties of the profession with integrity and competence; and
-Pursue a high order of professional attainment.
NALS, Inc.® is dedicated to enhancing the competencies and contributions of members in the legal services profession. It accomplishes its mission and supports the public interest through:
-Continuing legal education and resource materials;
-Networking opportunities at the local, state, regional, and national levels;
-Commitment to a Code of Ethics and professional standards;
-and Professional certification programs and designations.
To learn more about NALS of Oregon... the association for legal professionals, we encourage you to explore our website. If you are interested in becoming a member, visit our Membership page or Email NALS of Oregon Functional Director of Membership.
P.O. Box 983
Portland, Oregon 97207