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Kelly LaGrave Elected NALA President 2015-2016

Monday, March 23, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Kelly LaGrave Elected NALA President 2015-2016

Lansing, Mich. – Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP, a business and corporate paralegal with Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C., was reelected to serve as the 2015-2016 President of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). The election took place during the NALA Board of Director's meeting in Tulsa, Okla. on March 7. She will take office during NALA's annual conference in Tulsa, Okla. in July. 

"I find my service to NALA both fulfilling and rewarding.  I am truly inspired every day that I have an opportunity to serve.  I am honored to follow in the footsteps of those visionaries who have served before me and thrilled to continue my service to NALA as its President," LaGrave said.

An accomplished paralegal, LaGrave has earned the Certified Paralegal designation, as well as Advanced Paralegal Certification in the areas of Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Contracts Administration/Contracts Management. In addition, she has helped with the review and establishment of NALA's advanced certification program in Incorporated Business Organizations and Unincorporated Business Organizations.

"NALA empowers paralegals to take charge of their careers and to be exceptional in their field.  [NALA offers] opportunities for paralegals to update their legal knowledge and to enhance their careers through a variety of educational programs and paralegal certification," LaGrave said.

"The foundation for this empowerment is NALA's paralegal certification programs," LaGrave said, "By providing the definitive national standard in paralegal certification, NALA provides paralegals with the tools they need for professional growth and success."

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC is a full service law firm founded in 1902.  The firm employs 95-plus attorneys and more than 100 support staff in five locations:  Lansing, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Grand Rapids and Holland.  For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit


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