Legal Studies External Resources
These links are resources to the different associations that are important to the Legal Studies Department. Please feel free to browse the links provided below.
American Bar Association (ABA)
The Legal Studies Program offered by the main campus in Montgomery, Alabama is approved by the American Bar Association. Students graduating with a Legal Studies degree from the Montgomery campus will receive an ABA-approved paralegal certificate along with their Legal Studies degree. The American Bar Association defines a legal assistant or paralegal as "a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible."
The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
NALA is a professional association for paralegals and legal assistants. It is a non-profit organization. NALA provides education and professional development programs for paralegals from the novice to an experienced professional. - Student membership available, please see legal studies director for applications
Alabama Association of Paralegals (AAOPI)
AAOPI enrollment is offered year-round. Resources for members to increase their knowledge in the Paralegal profession - Student membership available, please see legal studies director for applications
American Association for Paralegal Education (AAFPE)
AAFPE is a national organization that serves the needs of paralegal educators and institutions offering paralegal educational programs.