About Us

NALS of Michigan, a non-profit association chartered in 1961, is the state association for NALS…the association for legal professionals.  NALS is dedicated to enhancing competencies and contribution to members in the legal services profession (paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, court staff, process servers, etc.).  Our strength comes from our diversity where we can all network and connect for information and resources.

Engage - Inspire - Enhance - Promote


NALS of Michigan 2022-2023 Board of Directors

  • President Kathleen Amirante (NALS of Lansing)

  • Vice President of Membership and Marketing: Julian Elliott

  • Vice President of Education and Certification Jennifer Yocum, CLP (NALS of Jackson County)

  • Executive Secretary Tonya Mashue (Member at Large)

  • Treasurer Kathy Hilgendorf (NALS of Lansing)

  • Parliamentarian Sheri Bowden (Member at Large)

  • Executive Director/Advisor Heidi Hopper, PP (NALS of Lansing)

The Mission of NALS of Michigan is to empower legal support professionals to succeed through education, certification, and networking.