Heart of America Legal Professionals Association

HALPA is a Local Chapter in Kansas City, Missouri

      The Heart of America Legal Professionals Association (HALPA) is a local chapter in Kansas City, Missouri, chartered December 12, 2002 by NALS ... the association for legal professionals, and is affiliated with NALS of Missouri. 

      Members must be familiar with the Code of Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Assciation and adhere to the NALS Code of Ethics.  This Association does not offer legal advice, endorse products, or have any commercial intent.

      Membership is open to any person employed with a legal office, law firm, or government agency, to include:  legal secretaries, legal assistants, legal administrative assistants, paralegals, law librarians, law office administrators, persons employed with the courts, trust department of a bank or trust company, public offices of the United States government, states, cities, counties, or municipalities.  

Local Chapter

Heart of America
Legal Professionals Association


Local Chapter

Heart of America
Legal Professionals Association

National Association

NALS ... the association for legal professionals

NALS @ Law published quarterly (printed)

Electronic Newsletters:

The NALS Docket, E-News, E-Learn, Leading the Way


State Association

NALS of Missouri

The Briefcase published quarterly (electronic)


Local Chapter

Heart of America
Legal Professionals Association

The HALPA Herald published monthly (electronic)


Monthly CLE Membership Meetings

HALPA offers educational dinner meetings the third Thursday
of each month, providing members the opportunity to earn
CLE credit, network with educational  speakers from the legal community, and support local charitable organizations.

Guests are always welcome.

CLE Dinner Meeting Location

The Granfalloon Restaurant
608 Ward Parkway, Kansas City MO


HALPA Dinner Reservations contact:

Tammy Winson  twinson@shb.com  or  816-474-6550

2013-2014 Membership Meetings 

May 16

June 20

July 18                Talking About My Generation

August 15            Women's Safety Prevention

September 19      TBA

October 17           Bosses Appreciation Banquet

November 21       TBA

December            Chapter Holiday Event 

January 16           TBA

February 20         TBA

March 20              TBA

April 17                 Installation 2014-15 Officers

Professional Development

NALS members benefit from legal related publications for legal support professions to inform members of industry and profession trends, opportunities to attend  certification training sessions, professional development and educational conferences, and WebEd seminars. 

      Association Awards

Legal Professional of the Year

Outstanding New Member

Boss of the Year 

NALS of Missouri

Award of Excellence

Outstanding New Member

Local Membership Chair

State Scholarship

Chapter Achievement


Award of Excellence