HUNTINGTON -- Jill I. Francisco, ACP, a paralegal at Huddleston Bolen in Huntington, has been re-elected Treasurer of The National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals (NALA) during the association's 36th Annual Meeting held July 29 in Dallas, Texas.

She will serve on the NALA board of directors during the 2011–12 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.

Also elected at the NALA Annual Meeting were: President—Karen Greer McGee, ACP, Shreveport, La.; First Vice President—Ann L. Atkinson, ACP, Omaha, Neb.; Second Vice President—Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP, Lansing, Mich.; and Secretary—Cassandra Oliver, ACP, Tulsa, Okla. Debra Overstreet, ACP, Tulsa, Okla., was re-elected Director of NALA Affiliated Associations and Sandra D. Hatch, CP, Portland, Ore., was re-elected Affiliated Associations Secretary.

NALA region directors elected at the annual meeting were: Debby J. Sawyer, ACP, Region II; Kristine M. Hill, ACP, FRP, Region III; Ruth S. Conley, CP, Region IV; and Terry Halstead, ACP, Region VIII.

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 States.

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