PANO has been affiliated with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) since 1976.
NALA is a professional organization whose mission is to provide continuing education and professional development programs to all paralegals.
Promote the Utilization of Paralegals
Provide Continuing Legal Education and Opportunities for Professional Development to Paralegals
Address Ethical and Professional Issues Affecting the Paralegal Profession
Offer Leadership, Mentoring and Networking Opportunities
PANO has accepted the American Bar Association's definition of a legal assistant/paralegal.
The term paralegal is customarily used in Ohio.