HISTORY & PURPOSE
Legal Assistants of Wyoming (LAW) is a nonprofit organization established in October, 1990 to promote continuing education, professionalism and networking to paralegals throughout Wyoming and the surrounding areas.
LAW is registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State and operates under Bylaws adopted by its members.
LAW has also adopted and is governed by the The National Association of Legal Assistants Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
WHAT IS A LEGAL ASSISTANT/ PARALEGAL?
"A legal assistant or paralegal is 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"
Read more about the ABA definition of Legal Assistant/Paralegal adopted by the ABA.
Visit the American Bar Association to learn more about the ABA Standard Committee on Paralegals.