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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.

  • KALA 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.
  • KALA 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.
  • KALA supports and endorses certification via the CP Exam administered by NALA. Legal assistants who successfully complete the two-day exam earn the right to use the CP/ACP designation. Specialty certification is available to CLA's through testing in selected substantive areas.
  • KALA also offers a Job Registry of available legal assistant openings; the service is provided to KALA members and employers.
  • KALA conducts a CP Study Group to help its members prepare for the CP 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.
  • KALA holds regular monthly membership meetings, featuring educational programs, annual seminars, practicums and social events.
  • KALA publishes its newsletter, KALA Reports, on a quarterly basis and features information about KALA events, committees, announcements, ethics, educational articles, and information about NALA.

You are invited to join the membership of KALA. KALA offers four classes of membership.

To view the KALA brochure, click here.

For more information or membership applications, contact:

KALA
P.O. Box 47031
Wichita, KS 67201
or e-mail Tammy Greiving

tgreivin@dc18.org

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.

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