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San Antonio LSA

Legal education is offered at membership meetings, seminars, workshops, and study groups.

Receive recognition by earning professional designations, such as:

ALS - The basic certification for legal professionals (Accredited Legal Secretary), for someone with three years or less legal experience and/or has passed an accredited business/legal course, the NALS Legal Training Course, or has one year of general office experience. 

PLS - The advanced certification for legal professionals (Professional Legal Secretary) - Any person who has had three years' experience in the legal field may take the examination.  Membership in NALS is not a requirement.  A partial waiver of the three-year legal experience requirement may be granted for post-secondary degrees, successful completion of the ALS exam, or other certifications.  The maximum waiver is one year; or

PP (Professional Paralegal) - Any person who has Five years’ experience performing paralegal/legal assistant duties (a candidate may receive a partial waiver of one year if he or she has a post-secondary degree, other certification, or a paralegal certificate; a candidate with a paralegal degree may receive a two-year partial waiver).

For information regarding local certification programs, please see Education.

Increase contacts and share ideas with others in the legal profession.

Publications containing educational articles and news items of interest to the legal profession are provided by the national, state, and local associations.

Whether you are a student, just entering the profession, or a seasoned legal professional, our association provides the means to enhance your performance, professional growth, and success.

Membership offers an opportunity to achieve personal and professional goals by maintaining a competitive edge in your legal career. Members enjoy discounts on seminars, workshops, and many other items.

SALSA conducts monthly Board of Directors meetings in which business of the tri-level association is discussed. SALSA also conducts monthly membership meetings at which speakers are featured to discuss quality legal education and professional development topics.

To join the San Antonio Legal Support Association or for further information, please contact: