NALS of Phoenix is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional legal support association dedicated to enhancing the education of its members and the legal community.
NALS of Phoenix, formerly Phoenix Legal Support Association, was chartered in 2000 to continue the work begun by Central Phoenix Legal Support Professionals, East Valley Legal Support Professionals, and Maricopa County Legal Secretaries Association. NALS of Phoenix is part of the multi-level association NALS … the association for legal professionals and is also affiliated with NALS of Arizona.
NALS of Phoenix meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Hilton Suites of Phoenix located at 10 East Thomas Road in Phoenix AZ.
Members consist of legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, receptionists, bookkeepers, court reporters, process servers, employees of bank trust departments, and in-house legal staff. Members of NALS agree to be bound to the NALS Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the NALS Standing Rules and Bylaws.
NALS Code of Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The objectives of this association and the standards of conduct required of the legal profession bind members of NALS. The objectives of this association and the standards of conduct required of the legal professional bind members of NALS.
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.
Integrity and high standards of conduct are fundamental to the success of our professional association. This Code is promulgated by the NALS and accepted by its members to accomplish these ends.
NALS Mission Statement
NALS is dedicated to enhancing the competencies and contributions of members in the legal services profession. NALS 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;
- Professional certification programs and designations.