If you are an officer of a NALA Affiliated Association, this is an important page for you. This page includes links to forms and information needed to support the affiliation of your association with NALA.

Affiliated Associations-Only Resources

The Affiliated Associations-Only area for Affiliated Association officers on the NALA website. Click here to receive access to the Affiliated Associations-Only area. Please be sure to include the name of your association in the request. This is a valuable resource for ideas on working with bar associations, membership services, and other programs your Association may be considering. The website includes the NALA Liaison Guidelines, a list of important dates for your reference, the Affiliate Exchange and Affiliate Award application forms, and the annual reports submitted for Affiliated Associations Annual Meetings.

Affiliation Fee Renewal

Please click here for instructions on how to renew your association’s membership.

Affiliate Liaisons

If you need more information, please feel free to contact Patrice Pratt, NALA Affiliated Association and Education Outreach Coordinator at

Request a NALA Representative

Want a NALA Representative to visit your event or want NALA materials sent. Complete the online form here.

Affiliated Association Information

Purpose: To recognize members or committees of affiliated associations for their contribution to the goals and programs
of their NALA affiliated association.

Eligibility for Nomination: A member of an Affiliated Association in good standing (current NALA Board and committee
members are eligible).

  • Who can nominate: NALA Affiliated Association in good standing may designate one recipient each year
  • Deadline to submit a nomination: May 1
  • Award benefits: Recognition during Affiliated Association Annual Meeting at Conference.
  • Submit your nomination for the 2022 NALA Affiliate Award here: 2022 NALA Affiliate Award Online Nomination Form
  • Deadline for Awards: May 1, 2022
  • Click here for a list of all Affiliated Associations Award recipients since 1995
  • Click here for the list of 2021 Affiliated Associations Award recipients.

To recognize the achievements and contributions of an individual affiliate member, a committee of an affiliated
association, or of an affiliated association itself which have a national and long-lasting impact.

Award Benefits Include:

  • Recognition during Annual Membership Meeting at Conference
  • Travel expenses paid by NALA – per diem (2 days), 1-night hotel, round-trip airfare, and Day 1 registration fee.

Criteria for Selection

  • Achievement or contribution must have a national and long‐lasting impact
  • Nominee must have played a significant part in creating, developing, and/or promoting an important and distinctive
    program that positively impacts NALA or the paralegal profession on a nationwide basis for a minimum of three years
  • Develops or participates in a community service program that results in a positive public image for the paralegal
    profession on a national basis
  • Contributes to paralegal education such as publishing a book
  • Develops a nationally-recognized professional development or career enhancement program

Eligibility for Nomination

Affiliate member, Affiliate committee, or Affiliate Association in good standing (current NALA Board and committee
members not eligible) Who can nominate?

Who can nominate?

NALA Active type member or NALA Affiliated Association in good standing may submit one nomination per year. This is not an automatic nomination from Affiliates Award – it must be a separate nomination with a separate nomination form.

Nomination Deadline

April 1, 2022
Nomination Form

2022 Affiliate Showcase Information & Registration Form

  • Deadline for Registration: May 1, 2022

2022 Affiliate Exchange Application Form

  • Deadline for Exchange Applications: December 31, 2021
  • Click here for a list of all Affiliated Association Exchange presentations since 1999.

Newsletters received from the Affiliated Associations are available to view or download from the links below:

Alabama Association of Paralegals, Inc. – NOVUS, January 2021

Capital Area Paralegal Association – The Brief, February 2021

Central Florida Paralegal Association, Inc. – Carpe Diem, March 2021

Heartland Paralegal Association – Headnotes, January 2021

Kansas Association of Legal Assistants – KALA Reports, September 2020

Legal Assistants of Wyoming – Summer 2020

Los Angeles Paralegal Association – LAPA Reporter, March 2021

Metrolina Paralegal Association – The Paraview, Winter 2020

Mississippi Paralegal Association – January 2021

Nebraska Paralegal Association – In Brief – Newsletter Link

Orange County Paralegal Association – Association News

Paralegal Association of New Jersey – Perspective, Winter 2021

Paralegal Association of Northwest Ohio – March 2021

Richmond Paralegal Association – On the Record, Summer 2020

Roanoke Valley Paralegal Association – The Legal Star, August 2020

San Diego Paralegal Association – Association Blog

San Francisco Paralegal Association – At Issue, March 2020

Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association – SMPA Today, January 2021

South Dakota Paralegal Association – SDPA Reporter, March 2021

St. Louis Paralegal Association – STLPA Newsletter, May 2020

Western Dakota Association of Legal Assistants – WDALA Summons, February 2021