WHAT IS THE KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ASSISTANTS • PARALEGALS?
is the professional association for the Kansas Association of Legal Assistants • Paralegals. Formed
in 1981 and affiliated with the National Association for Legal Assistants,
Inc. (NALA), KALA endorses recognition of a system of professional credentials
for legal assistants/paralegals through certification, legal education, and/or
assistant is one who, because of special education, training and/or
experience, is skilled in the delivery of legal services and who, in
the delivery of those services, works under the direct supervision of
a licensed, practicing attorney.
is a state-wide organization that offers its members
a wider range of information and viewpoints. Legal assistants must
be aware of national, as well as state, developments and trends.
supports and endorses formal legal education for legal assistants.
KALA offers continuing legal education seminars and practicums specifically
for legal assistants and legal assistant students.
supports and endorses certification via the CLA Exam administered
by NALA. Legal assistants who successfully complete the two-day exam
earn the right to use the CLA designation. Specialty certification
is available to CLA's through testing in selected substantive areas.
also offers a Job Registry of available legal assistant openings;
the service is provided to KALA members and employers.
conducts a CLA Study Group to help its members prepare for the CLA
Exam on an as-needed basis. This is provided as a free membership benefit; non-members are
eligible to participate but must pay a registration cost.
holds regular monthly membership meetings, featuring educational programs,
annual seminars, practicums and social events.
publishes its newsletter, KALA Reports, on a bi-monthly basis and
features information about KALA events, committees, announcements,
ethics, educational articles, and information about NALA.
invited to join the membership of KALA. KALA offers four classes of
To view the KALA brochure, click here.
information or membership applications, contact:
P.O. Box 47031
Wichita, KS 67201
or e-mail Annette L. Meece, CLA