The 2020-21 membership campaign is underway. We are excited to see how many new members we can recruit.
For additional information, please contact Texas ALP Membership Chair, Jerri Locknane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020-2021 Membership Campaign
Theme: Light the Way with Texas ALP
Goal: Illuminate as many “lights” on the lighthouse as you can to win.
Rules: Each association and member starts out with one lighthouse to “light.” For every Point you get you illuminate a light on the lighthouse. The chapter and member with the most complete lighthouse by April 1, 2021 wins. Each lighthouse will have 5 lights to “light up.”
Points: The following actions will earn Points:
1 Point: Send the name and contact information for your association’s membership chair to Jerri Locknane at email@example.com.
1 Point: Send Jerri the names/birthdays/contact information for your chapter members.
1 Point: For every new member the chapter or member brings into the association.
1 Point: For bringing back a past member to the association.
1 Point: Sharing a TALP social media post using your association page (Jerrie is excluded); for example – LLPA shares a TALP post to its page.
1 Point: For every member who obtains certification (new certifications only)
1 Point: For every member who re-certifies and send Jerri proof of the recertification.
1 Point: For each member the local membership or welfare chair send a birthday, sympathy, or get-well card to, and lets Jerri know about it.
1 Point: For each member who gets a NALS specialty certification and provides proof of same.
2 Points: For holding a charity event or volunteering with a charitable organization where 5 or more members attend.
2 Points: Holding a CLE event with a minimum of 4 hours of CLE.
2 Points: Sending something in for The Docket and cc’ing Jerri (The Docket Chair is excluded).
2 Points: For giving a presentation to the local high school/college/paralegal organizations about TALP (and sending Jerri proof, i.e., pictures, post, something).
2 Points: Sending something to Rachel Scott for Marketing in postable format, so a picture format, or ability to post on the TALP Facebook page (Rachel and Jerri are excluded from this action).
5 Points (that’s a WHOLE lighthouse): Hold a membership drive.
The winners from the 2019-20 campaign are as follows:
1st Place - Waco Legal Professionals Association
2nd Place - Corpus Christi Association of Legal Professionals
Individual Member Winners:
1st Place - Michelle Padilla, Corpus Christi ALP
2nd Place - Mary Teague, Waco LPA
For additional information on membership, contact Jerri Locknane, Texas ALP Membership Chair.
Secondary Membership Application -can be foundhere.
Texas ALP is the leading all-inclusive association for legal professionals that provides continuing education and professional development programs for all of its members. Chartered in 1955, Texas ALP is an integral part of the legal community, working to improve the quality and effectiveness of the delivery of legal services. Today, the work performed by well prepared and educated legal professionals plays an essential role in all areas of law relating to the personal or business wellbeing of clients.
Texas ALP's Role in Preparing for the Future
For over 60 years, Texas ALP has assisted the legal profession in addressing many issues associated with its growth and the inherent role of the legal professional. In addition, Texas ALP is always available to assist those interested in joining the legal profession; more specifically, students enrolled in college-level educational programs.
Let our over 60 years of experience help you today!
Texas ALP membership includes legal professionals working in traditional and non-traditional law firms, corporations, governmental agencies, legal service agencies, and other law-related entities.
All Texas ALP members have unlimited access to a number of benefits and programs designed to advance and empower their professional education and growth, including four certification programs, member discounts on educational conferences, and cutting-edge CLE programs. A serious association devoted to all legal professionals is very much needed and Texas ALP fills this need.
Why Join Texas ALP NOW?
Texas ALP recognizes the many changes occurring in the legal profession. Texas ALP has - and always will continue to support the growth and expanding role of the legal support professional. Texas ALP members are able to stay current and participate in these changes.
Professionalism and Ethics. The legal profession has faced many issues regarding professionalism and ethical standards. As such, Texas ALP members adhere to a Professional Code of Ethics. This Code shows the commitment of Texas ALP's members to increase the quality of legal services. It also recognizes the profession's responsibility to the legal community and the consumer.
Educational Opportunities. Texas ALP supports the growth and expansion of the legal support profession by addressing educational issues for the practicing legal support professional, as well as students seeking a career in the legal field.
Professional Development. As the legal profession evolves, legal support professionals can rely on Texas ALP to offer innovative opportunities for growth. Recent examples include leadership training seminars and study courses in preparation for the ALS...a basic certification for legal professionals, the PLS...an advanced certification for legal professionals, and the Professional Paralegal exams. Texas ALP is at the forefront in offering legal education certifications for all levels of legal professionals.
Development of the Profession. Texas ALP encourages all members to take advantage of the three levels of professional certifications offered by NALS. Texas ALP offers all levels of the legal team the option to validate their experience and job skills, establish credentials, and confirm their value to the legal field. These three certification exams provide the legal field with a professional standard by which to evaluate all legal professionals.
Education. As legal matters delegated to legal professionals increase in complexity, so do the market demands on educational standards for those entering the legal profession, both in terms of general education and formal training. Throughout its 58-year history, Texas ALP has recognized and met its commitment to examine issues and explore new and innovative means by which legal education may be made available to all members of the legal team, regardless of their years of experience. Texas ALP will continue to assist the profession in validating and expanding the roles of the legal professional, and by responding to the ever-changing legal field. Texas ALP continues its commitment to ensure the professionalism and the vital role played by the legal team in the delivery of quality legal services.
Networking. Another very important benefit of membership is networking. Although this term may be overused, netowrking truly is critical for career development and management. When you initiate a conversation and exchange business cards, you establish a contact base that you can call upon for advice, information, and resources to assist you with questions or contacting legal vendors. You can also reach members through social networks and communities established within those networks.
For more membership information or to have additional questions answered, please contact Texas ALP's membership chair Jerri Locknane. Emily is a member of Lubbock LPA. ContactJerri today to find out more about becoming a member.
For a copy of the current membership application, please click here.
For a copy of the current secondary membership application, please click here.
To obtain information regarding membership in a chapter near you, please contact the membership chair in the area closest to you. Texas ALP has these local chapters: