WHAT IS KALA?
KALA is the professional association for the Kansas Association of Legal Assistants • Paralegals. Formed in 1981 and affiliated with the NALA The Paralegal Association (NALA), KALA endorses recognition of a system of professional credentials for legal assistants/paralegals through certification, legal education, and/or specialized training.
A legal 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.
You are invited to join the membership of KALA. KALA offers four classes of membership.
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KALA's Mission Statement
The purposes and objectives of the Association shall be as follows:
A. To establish a good fellowship among Association members, NALA, and members of the legal community.
B. To encourage a high order of ethical and professional attainment.
C. To promote the profession of paralegals and legal assistants (collectively, “Paralegal(s)”), by educating the legal community and the public on the proper utilization of Paralegals, the education and certification opportunities for Paralegals, and to further outline and enhance Paralegals skills and knowledge in the legal community.
D. To further education among members of the profession.
E. To cooperate with bar associations.
F. To support and carry out the programs, purposes, aims and goals of NALA.