P.O. Box 8613, Tyler, TX 75711


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To apply for membership, complete the Membership Application and send your application and membership fee to Chelsea Gaddis at Freeman Mills, P.C., which is located at 601 Shelley Drive #201, Tyler, Texas 75701.  Questions?  Feel free to email your questions to Chelsea Gaddis by clicking here

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TAALP Memberships


TAALP welcomes members at various membership levels.  TAALP's fiscal year is from July 1st to June 30th.  The membership levels are as follows:


Active Membership

(1) Any individual who has been engaged as a legal secretary, law office administrator, legal assistant, stenographer, typist or clerk in any law office or any person employed in the Court, the trust department of banks or trust companies, or in any public or private institution or office directly engaged in work of a legal nature, including, the public offices of the US Government, states, cities, counties or municipalities for a period of more than 1 year;

(2) Any individual who has successfully completed a curriculum or full course of studies from an ABA approved or institutionally accredited school or a curriculum or full course of studies specifically prescribed for training as a legal professional from a non-ABA approved non-institutionally accredited school; or

(3) Any individual who has successfully completed the voluntary certification examination given by NALA, who shall prove that certification or certification renewal by providing documentation of the same to the membership committee and is entitled to the use of the designation “CLA” or “CP”; or

(4) Any individual who has successfully completed the voluntary certification examination given by the Professional Legal Secretary Association who shall prove that certification or certification renewal by providing documentation of the same to the membership committee and is entitled to the use of the designation “PLS”; or

(5) Any individual who has been a member in good standing of any organized legal professional association for a period of one (1) year or more.

Associate Membership - 

(1) Any educator, judge, attorney or a university or college student in good standing who has interest in the legal profession.

(2) Any individual who has been engaged as a legal secretary, law office administrator, legal assistant, stenographer, typist or clerk in any law office or any person employed in the Court, the trust department of banks or trust companies, or in any public or private institution or office directly engaged in work of a legal nature, including, the public offices of the US Government, states, cities, counties or municipalities for a period of less than 1 year; or

(3) Any individual who is employed in some type of legal capacity and who is interested in supporting the profession but who may not otherwise qualify at present as an active member or may elect to join as an Associate rather than an Active member.

Sustaining Membership

 Will be granted to any individual, firm or organization who has rendered some special or distinguished service to this Association and who is not a member of this Association or who subscribes to the goals of this Association and shares the common interest of promoting the legal professional and in addition contributes annually to the Association an amount equal to or in excess of the current annual active membership dues.


Tyler Area Association of

Legal Professionals