HUNTINGTON -- Jill I. Francisco, ACP, a paralegal at Huddleston Bolen LLP in Huntington, has been elected Treasurer of The National Association of Legal Assistants/paralegals, during the association's 35th annual meeting July 16 Jacksonville, Fla.

She will serve on the NALA board of directors during the 2010–11 operational year.

She was Charter President of the Legal Assistants/Paralegals of Southern West Virginia, was a member of NALA's Professional Development Committee 2003-2006, served as NALA's Affiliated Association Director 2008-2010, and Affiliated Associations Secretary 2006-2007. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Mountwest Community and Technical College Legal Assistant Program, the Legal Assistant Committee of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, and as Secretary on the Executive Committee of the Marshall University Alumni Association. She obtained her BA in Criminal Justice from Marshall University in 1994.

NALA is the nation's leading association for professional certification, continuing education, and career advancement for paralegals. The association has more than 6,000 individual members, and another 12,000 are represented through local and regional affiliated associations throughout the United State.

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