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Our Mission Statement

NALS is dedicated to enhancing the competencies and contributions of members in the legal services profession. It accompanies its mission and supports the public interest through:


  • Continuing legal education and resource materials

  • Networking opportunities at the local, state and national levels

  • Commitment to a Code of Ethics and professional standards

  • Professional certification programs and designations

Who Are We?

NALS of West Michigan is a local chapter of NALS, the association for legal professionals. NALS of West Michigan has been around for over 50 years, providing continuing legal education, assisting members attain nationally- recognized certifications and development opportunities in the greater Grand Rapids Area.

Why join NALS of West Michigan?

When your join NALS, they become members locally, with the state (NALS of Michigan), and nationally (NALS). Members of NALS have access to nationwide top-notch legal education that provides them with knowledge that they can bring back to their jobs. A NALS certification for Professional Paralegal (PP), a Certified Legal Professional (CLP), and an Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification are offered and these certifications will demonstrate your staff's dedication to perfect their skills in the legal office. Networking opportunities across the country allow your staff to quickly and easily find assistance for those tasks that occur out of Michigan. By being active in their membership, we help your staff to become leaders, not just for NALS, but for your firm as well.