What is TALS?
TALS holds an annual convention and quarterly meetings throughout the state. In addition to the business meetings, legal education seminars are offered at these meetings. Each local chapter sends a Governor to report back to the chapter all business transacted; however, members are encouraged to attend. State meetings and seminars afford a wonderful opportunity for networking with other legal professionals from across the state that have the same goals and objectives.
What Are the Qualifications for Membership?
Individual members consist of those persons engaged in work of a legal nature and who agree to comply with the NALS Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
How Much Does Membership Cost?
The annual fee for new members is $150.00. A portion of this amount pays your dues to TALS and NALS.
What Does Membership Offer Me?
You will be a member of a professional organization dedicated to the furtherance of legal education and having as its main objective the encouragement of its members to attain a high degree of professional excellence in their chosen career.
You will receive publications written for the legal professional, including The Verdict, our local monthly publication, The Junction, the TALS state quarterly publication, Region 4 Newsletter and @Law, the NALS national quarterly publication.
You will have the opportunity to attend seminars, study groups, workshops, and other activities which will enhance your legal education relationships in a local and national network.
You will have access to employment placement at no charge through the Employment Committee.
You will be given the opportunity to serve on committees which function to promote the goals and objectives of the association and, in the process, allow a greater opportunity for new and lasting friendships among members.
You will be eligible for discounted travel and rental car rates, group insurance programs, a retirement program, loan programs, and credit card applications.
How Do I Become A Member of NALS?
Please complete the application and the NALS Member Contact Information form and mail both with your check in the amount of $150 made payable to “NALS” to Membership Director Tina L. Boone, PLS, at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, 511 Union Street, Suite 2700, Nashville, TN 37214. You will then receive a new member package from the NALS Resource Center within four weeks.
Categories of membership:
· Regular Member
· International Member
· Retired Member
· National Associate Member (educators, judges and attorneys)
· National Student Member (must be a full-time student)