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LEGAL ASSISTANTS OF WYOMING

Legal Assistants of Wyoming (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.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ASSISTANTS

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LAW has been affiliated with NALA since 1990.  NALA programs offered include Certified Paralegal Exam review programs and advanced programs in paralegal ethics and evidence.  Go to the NALA Programs page for a complete list of the programs offered.                    

NALA PUBLICATIONS

NALA's Facts & Findings Current Issue Information & Subscription Details

Click Here to Read the Current NALA Affiliates Brief

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2010 National Utilization/Compensation Survey

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

LAW conducts affordable continuing legal assistant/paralegal education seminars semi-annually in various locations throughout the State of Wyoming. LAW also encourages its members to attend other educational programs available through the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, the Wyoming State Bar and the National Association of Legal Assistants.

See the Events tab for a list of LAW activities, up-coming educational opportunities and how to register for those events.

 

 

WHAT IS A PARALEGAL /

LEGAL ASSISTANT?

"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.

PARALEGAL ETHICS

DO'S AND DONT'S

 

NALA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Legal Assistants

 

ABA Resources on the Utilization of Paralegals

 

Code of Ethics & Professional Responsibility

 

ABA ACCREDITED

PARALEGAL PROGRAMS

 

There are two ABA (American Bar Association) accredited paralegal programs in the State of Wyoming. They are offered at Casper College in Casper, and at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.  For additional information regarding these programs, please check out the college web-sites or e-mail the program directors:

 

Casper College

Mary Kubicheck, Program Director kubichek@caspercollege.edu

 

Laramie County Community College

Jodi Weppner, Program Director jweppner@lccc.wy.edu

 

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