NALA Awards Program and Member Recognition

NALA Awards Program and Membership Recognition

Is there a member you know who is deserving of special recognition? The NALA Founders Award and the NALA Presidents Award programs are terrific options for you! In addition, the NALA Board of Directors has brought back the Making a Difference Award!  Read on for details!

NALA Affiliated Associations have a similar program to recognize NALA affiliated association leaders and achievers!  Click here to learn about those awards programs.

NALA Making a Difference Awards
NALA members are SPECIAL!  They are working every day to support their associations, continue their education, help students, and mentor those who wish to know more know about the paralegal profession. In addition, members individually and through their association are helping in their communities through volunteering in law-related community programs, and other non-profit community support programs. The Board of Directors has found a way to recognize members in their everyday activities, and has brought back the popular Member Making a Difference Awards!

Making a Difference honorees are recognized throughout the year in Facts & Findings and Facts & Findings Digital and through other communications programs of NALA, including the website and newsletter. Each year at the NALA Annual Meeting, honorees present are recognized as a group for their inspiring and selfless contributions.   

Click here to open the Making a Difference nomination form. All NALA members or NALA affiliated associations are eligible for this award, and any individual or association may submit a nomination form.

Founders Award
This award is designed to recognize extraordinary contributions to the growth and future of the paralegal profession. The accomplishments recognized have impacted the paralegal profession in a positive manner for a significant period of time.

The award is not presented each year automatically. To view former award recipients click here. The list includes past presidents, law firms that have supported the paralegal profession, and long-time NALA staff members.  Consider those you know who are deserving of this special recognition!

Click here for the Founders Award nomination form. The form is due May 1. Nominations must be submitted by a NALA active member in good standing. Nominees, however, may include any individual or company and NALA membership is not a requirement. 

Presidents Award
The NALA Presidents Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments of NALA members and their contribution to the future of the paralegal profession through their leadership activities within NALA and NALA affiliated associations.

Award recipients must be current NALA members, must have held membership for at least 2 years, and must have at least 5 years of experience as a paralegal. To view recipients of the Presidents Award click here. These members of NALA have contributed greatly to the paralegal profession through their work with NALA affiliated associations, and through their volunteer work on NALA committees and task forces. Some on this list are also former presidents of NALA and are continuing their service to the paralegal profession.

 Click here for the Presidents Award nomination form. The form is due May 1.   Nominations must be submitted by NALA active members, and nominees must be active members of NALA.

Current NALA members who are Board Members are not eligible for the Founders Award, the Presidents Award, or the Making A Difference Award.