Happy 55th Anniversary NALS of PA!

Greetings NALS of PA Members and Friends!  I hope you are all doing well!

NALS of Pennsylvania has an exciting Annual Conference coming up the weekend of May 3-5 in Gettysburg, PA!  This will be the Association’s 55th Emerald Anniversary and will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Gettysburg!

We hope you will be able to join us and help celebrate this milestone as we also usher in the Association’s new slate of officers for the 2019-2021 term!

Ella Herbin, President
Danielle Herring, President-Elect
Jacquie Hannigan, Executive Secretary
Rita Ann Gilson, Treasurer

This promises to be a very exciting weekend for all!  Attached is the registration form for the conference, as well as the agenda and exciting news about the $555 MONEY TREE RAFFLE!! (be on the lookout for those raffle tickets in the mail soon).  Winning $555 in cash will make the weekend even sweeter although you need not be present to win!

I kindly ask that if you know you will be joining us that weekend, to please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.  We are anticipating a lot of attendees for this conference, so please use the convenient link below and make your reservations today! The hotel room block will be released on April 3.


Thanks everyone!  We will chat soon as we are planning an event for the evening of May 3 in Gettysburg, so stay tuned for those details.  Thank you!

Flora Yarnall, PLS








Sadly, on March 21, 2018, NALS of Pennsylvania lost a beloved Member and friend, Margaret Marsh, PLS.  She lived in Bethlehem, PA, and was 97 years old.  She would have turned 98 the following day.  She was a NALS Member for 44 years and came to every state conference up until the very end.  She received her PLS Certification and was dedicated to obtaining her CLE so she could maintain her PLS certification.  The dedication she showed to the Association by attending every state conference and serving on the local Board, was unparalleled.  She worked at Butterfield, Joachim, Schaedler & Kelleher, a local personal injury/real estate law firm until shortly before her death, which is something short of amazing.  We all believe that’s what kept her active and mentally sharp.  She enjoyed playing Mahjong on the computer and doing crossword puzzles.  Margaret was married to Samuel Marsh and together they raised their daughter, Sharon.

Margaret, it saddened us to lose you and you left us with beautiful memories.  Wherever we look, we will find you there smiling down on us in your red suit.  Enjoy your new home in Glory where every day is a day of sunshine.  Peaceful rest until we meet again.


NALS of Pennsylvania is a professional organization of legal secretaries, paralegals, and other legal support staff.  Affiliated with NALS…the association for legal professionals and dedicated to enhancing the competencies and contributions of members in the legal services profession, NALS of Pennsylvania is part of a trilevel association that includes the local chapters of Lehigh Northampton LSA, NALS of Philadelphia, and Schuylkill LSA.

We provide members of the legal services profession with opportunities to network while improving knowledge and skills through continuing legal education.  Those who join our association are career-minded professionals in their field who seek opportunities for professional growth and development of leadership skills.

Membership affords a variety of opportunities to enhance knowledge, including affiliation with NALS . . . the association for legal professionals providing certification, publications, webinars and many other benefits while connecting with colleagues throughout the Commonwealth and the country.


  • Advance your career
  • Network with esteemed colleagues forming long lasting friendships
  • Become certified
  • Stay abreast of updates, changes, and trends in the legal industry
  • Enjoy financial benefits through NALS Affinity Programs
  • Experience the fun!

NALS…the association for legal professionals
Dedicated to enhancing the competencies and contributions of members in the legal profession


The Fall 2018 Edition of The Reporter is now available through the Member Portal!