NALA honors Bradly Beehler, '95, with Founders Award

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The Association of Paralegals (NALA) awarded its Founders Award to Grand Forks attorney Bradley J. Beehler during a ceremony on July 24 at the association’s 40th Annual Convention and Expo in Tulsa, Okla.

The purpose of NALA’s Founders Award Program is to recognize extraordinary or outstanding contributions to the growth and future of the paralegal profession, which impacted or affected the paralegal profession in a positive manner for a significant period of time.

Beehler is the Managing Partner at the Morley Law Firm in Grand Forks. In 1989, Beehler became a Certified Legal Assistant and an active member of the Western Dakota Association of Legal Assistants. While advancing his career, he went to the University of North Dakota School of Law and was admitted to the North Dakota Bar in 1995. Later he set up practice in Grand Forks.

He has contributed significantly to WDALA, to NALA, and also to paralegals nationwide. From 2003 thru 2011, he served on both NALA's Certifying Board and Advanced Paralegal Certification Board. Currently, Beehler is back on the Certifying Board for another term. His assistance has been instrumental in increasing the number of specialty courses in the trial practice area.

Beehler has demonstrated his dedication to the integrity of the certification exams and the certification process. He has also been a speaker numerous times for NALA institutes on personal injury and litigation and has written several articles for paralegal publications.

NALA is the leading paralegal association in the US. Its mission is to provide continuing education and professional development programs to all paralegals. NALA provides current information about the profession, continuing education materials and seminars, networking opportunities, professional certification programs, occupational survey findings and manuals to help paralegals excel in the workplace. NALA represents more than 18,000 paralegals, who are individual members or members of NALA affiliated associations.