Welcome to VALS...the association for legal professionals

a member of NALS...the association for legal professionals

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VALS...the association for legal professionals is organized for the purpose of providing education to those engaged in the legal services profession. Its mission is achieved by promoting the ethical conduct of its members by sponsoring programs on continuing legal education and professionalism within the Commonwealth of Virginia and through it continued commitment to the NALS Code of Ethics.

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From drowning, but you must have a pond of water handy and a child.


Legal Education workshops, seminars, and professional courses are offered by the local, state, and national associations.


Obtaining a NALS certification demonstrates career commitment, builds credibility, showcases skills, and opens the doors of opportunity to enhance your career in the legal industry. NALS offers three unique certifications and four legal designations dedicated to the legal services profession.

2016-2017 Officers

VALS functions through its administrative body, the Board of Governors, which is composed of a representative from each local association and the elected and appointed officers of VALS.


Each year VALS presents a scholarship to a student based on need, ambition, and merit for the purpose of furthering his/her education in the legal field.

NALS Code of Ethics

Members of NALS are bound by the standards of conduct required of the legal profession. Every member shall: Encourage respect for the law and the administration of justice; observe rules governing privileged communications and confidential information; promote and exemplify high standards of loyalty, cooperation, and courtesy; perform all duties of the profession with integrity and competence; and pursue a high order of professional attainment.