The Montana Association of Legal Assistants*Paralegals
The Montana Association of Legal Assistants*Paralegals (MALA) was formed in 1992 by a concerned, dedicated group of 15 professionals who recognized the need for a paralegal organization. In 1992 MALA also became an affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants. Since its formation, MALA has continually worked to promote the paralegal profession and to broaden public understanding of the role of paralegals.
MALA's past and current Newsletters can be found in the "News" section of our website.
Submission deadline of articles, information, Committee and Officers' Reports for MALA's September newsletter is 5:00 p.m. on September 1, 2017.
MALA maintains a library of recorded DVDs of MALA CLEs, assorted paralegal reference books, and NALA CLA/CP study guides for check out by MALA members. All of the recorded CLEs have been approved for CLE credit by the Montana Bar Association and NALA.
Please see the many CLEs we have available in our "MALA Library" section of our website.
MALA Job Bank
If you would like MALA to advertise a legal assistant/paralegal position, please contact MALA's Job Bank Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or enter your contact information and message in the form provided in the "Contact" section of our website. There is no charge for this service
We attempt to post new listings as quickly as possible (usually within 24/48 hours). Each listing is maintained for four weeks, unless canceled earlier or renewed for an additional four-week term. We send automatic e-mail notifications of each new job opening listed in the MALA Job Bank to all current MALA members.
MALA reserves the right to refuse posting of any listing submitted if we feel it does not conform to our standards or MALA's purposes.
Postings are password protected and accessible only to MALA members. Please see the "Join Us" section of our website for a membership application.
Definition of a Paralegal
The National Association of Legal Assistants defines a paralegal as a person qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by an attorney, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.