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AALS Board 2015-2016

2015 -2016 AALS Executive Board

AALS teamed with NALS, is committed to the delivery of quality legal services through continuing education and increased professionalism, promoting a standard for members and recognition in the legal profession through the certification program and providing networking opportunities for members.

NALS Mission Statement

NALS is dedicated to enhancing the competencies and contributions of members in the legal services profession. NALS accomplishes its mission and  supports the public interest through:
 

  • Continuing legal education and resource materials;
  • Networking opportunities at the local, state, regional, and national levels;
  • Commitment to a Code of Ethics and professional standards;
  • Professional certification programs and designations.

NALS Code of Ethics & Professional Responsibility

The objectives of this association and the standards of conduct required of the legal profession bind members of NALS. The objectives of this  association and the standards of conduct required of the legal  professional bind members of NALS.

Every member shall:

  • Encourage respect for the law and the administration of justice;
  • Observe rules governing privileged communications and confidential information
  • Promote and exemplify high standards of loyalty, cooperation and courtesy;
  • Perform all duties of the profession with integrity and competence; and
  • Pursue a high order of professional attainment.

Integrity and high standards of conduct are fundamental to the success of our  professional association.  This Code is promulgated by the NALS and accepted by its members to accomplish these ends.

Canon 1.  Members of this association shall maintain a high degree of competency and  integrity through continuing education to better assist the legal  profession in fulfilling its duty to provide quality legal services to  the public.

Canon 2.  Members of this  association shall maintain a high standard of ethical conduct and shall  contribute to the integrity of the association and the legal  profession.

Canon 3.  Members of this association shall avoid a conflict of interest pertaining to a client matter.

Canon 4.  Members of this association shall preserve and protect the confidences and privileged communications of a client.

Canon 5.  Members of this association shall exercise care in using independent  professional judgment and in determining the extent to which a client  may be assisted without the presence of a lawyer and shall not act in  matters involving professional legal judgment.

Canon 6.  Members of this association shall not solicit legal business on behalf of a lawyer.

Canon 7.  Members of this association, unless permitted by law, shall not perform  paralegal functions except under the direct supervision of a lawyer and  shall not advertise or contract with members of the general public for  the performance of paralegal functions

Canon 8.  Members of this association, unless permitted by law, shall not perform any of  the duties restricted to lawyers or do things which lawyers themselves  may not do and shall assist in preventing the unauthorized practice of  law.

Canon 9.  Members of this association not  licensed to practice law shall not engage in the practice of law as  defined by statutes or court decisions.

Canon 10.  Members of this association shall do all other things incidental, necessary, or expedient to enhance professional responsibility and participation in  the administration of justice and public service in cooperation with the legal profession.

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