About Us

Legal Assistants of the Western Slope (LAWS) was formed as a nonprofit corporation in 1995. LAWS was accepted into the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) affiliated associations program on October 5, 1996, the same date of LAWS’ first meeting, which was held in Durango, Colorado. The formation of LAWS was the result of the efforts of a few paralegals from Grand Junction, Montrose, and Durango who wanted a NALA affiliated paralegal association to provide continuing education and networking opportunities. The original goals of LAWS, as stated in the LAWS newsletter from the spring of 1997, are consistent with our goals today:

*To provide local access to continuing education

*To encourage a high order of ethical and professional attainment

*To promote the legal assistant profession

*To inform and education the public and legal community about the effective utilization of legal assistants

Legal Assistants of the Western Slope is not a paralegal service and cannot give any legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney. If you need help finding an attorney, please contact the Mesa County Bar Association or Colorado Bar Association.

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