Melissa Hamilton ACP Elected NALA Region 6 Director

Melissa Hamilton ACP Elected NALA Region 6 Director

Melissa Hamilton, ACP, a paralegal in the legal division of the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDOT) in Bismarck, ND has been installed as director of Region VI of NALA, The Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals.

Region VI includes paralegals from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

Melissa previously Chaired NALA’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) which oversees NALA’s LEAP (Leadership Enhancement and Preparation) Program, the Career Chronicle, NALA Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants and the NALA Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. The PDC also reviewed and finalized NALA’s 2010 National Utilization and compensation Survey. Her leadership of the PDC has prepared her well to represent paralegals on NALA’s Board of Directors.

Melissa has more than 16 years of experience in the legal field and has been with NDDOT for six years. A graduate of Belfield High School, she attended Dickinson State University, and earned her bachelor of science degree in paralegal studies from Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

Congratulations, Melissa!