Laura Reaves, paralegal to Beasley Allen Atlanta managing attorney Chris Glover, was awarded the National Association of Legal Assistants – The Paralegal Association’s (NALA) Affiliate Award at the organization’s annual conference. The award was created to recognize members or committees of affiliated associations for their contribution to the goals and programs of the nominating affiliated association.
Laura serves on the Continuing Education Council Committee for NALA – The Paralegal Association, is the Region II Director for the Alabama Association of Paralegals, Inc. (AAPi), and serves on the Paralegal Advisory Committee of the Paralegal Program at the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School on Maxwell Air Force Base.
“I am so thankful to AAPi for nominating me for this award and am honored to have received it,” Laura said. “Being a member AAPi and of NALA has truly been wonderful from a personal and a professional perspective. “I can’t say enough great things about these two organizations.”
The AAPi nominated Laura for the award to recognize her contributions to the affiliate. Previously, Laura has spoken at the AAPi’s Winter Seminar, presenting information about Electronic Filing in Today’s Courts. She is also a two-time speaker on the U.S. Legal System at the AAPi’s Certified Paralegal Review – Knowledge Exam course. She has authored several articles that have been published in NALA’s Facts & Findings, The Paralegal Magazine.
“I’m proud of Laura’s hard work and dedication to our clients and the paralegal professional community,” said Glover. “Like the rest of the Beasley Allen attorneys and staff, Laura is committed to achieving justice for our clients.”
Laura earned an Associates of Science in Legal Studies from Faulkner University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Huntingdon College. She is a Certified Paralegal through NALA. In addition to her leadership in the local NALA chapters, Laura is also a volunteer in the community, serving as a mentor at Flowers Elementary school in Montgomery, Alabama. She also volunteers with the Information Table at Centerpoint Fellowship Church in Prattville, Alabama, where she and her family are members.