I’d like to thank our President, Lida Vega, and the rest of the 2015-2016 board members and executive committee members for an exceptional year. It was a great year for Houston ALP, and I’m not afraid to say that I have some big shoes to fill as the incoming President!
I’m very excited about the new developments that will be undertaken by Houston ALP in the coming year with regard to member socials and educational events, major updates to the HALP Website, and more certification and continuing education opportunities. Every organization, as well as the individuals that make up that organization, must adapt and readjust in order to Embrace the Detours that life throws its way. If it does not, then the organization will become stale and stagnant. It is with the help of the 2016-2017 board members and executive committee members that I hope to bring about positive changes to Houston ALP so that we can thrive as an organization.
Join us as we Embrace the Detours!
Katrina Husmann, ACP
DO YOU KNOW WHO WE ARE?
Houston ALP is the local chapter of a trilevel professional association for legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, law office administrators, court reporters, court personnel, and clerks. We are part of state (Texas Association of Legal Professionals) and national (NALS, Inc.) associations.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU?
On the second Tuesday evening of each month Houston ALP hosts a continuing education dinner meeting at which attorneys in the Houston community speak on such topics as ethics, corporate law, real estate law, medical malpractice, intellectual property, estate planning, constitutional law, family law, and civil litigation.
Benefits of membership include:
⦁ NALS certification programs
⦁ Local study courses for individuals preparing to sit for NALS certification exams
⦁ Continuing legal education seminars and conferences
⦁ Networking opportunities at local, state, and national levels
⦁ Legal-related newsletters and bimonthly publications
We have the tools to support our members in advancing in their chosen field with certification, continuing education, and professional development. In addition, our members have networking opportunities and access to approximately 4,000 members throughout the United States. These members work in small and large law firms, as clerks and courtroom deputies for state and federal courts, in legal departments for corporations, and for administrative agencies.
We invite you to attend one of our monthly continuing education meetings to learn more about our association.