Montana Association of Legal Assistants*Paralegals

The Montana Association of Legal Assistants*Paralegals

The Montana Association of Legal Assistants*Paralegals (MALA) was formed in 1992 by a concerned, dedicated group of 15 professionals who recognized the need for a paralegal organization.  In 1992 MALA also became an affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants. Since its formation, MALA has continually worked to promote the paralegal profession and to broaden public understanding of the role of paralegals.

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MALA's past and current Newsletters  can be found in the "News" section of our website.

Membership Renewal

If you are renewing online

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  • From there you can select your membership level, sign-in to your account, and process your renewal information, payment, and log your CLE hours. 
  • If you need additional assistance, please reach out to a Board member or email us at

If you are renewing via mail

MALA Membership Renewal Form & CLE Activity Form

MALA Job Bank 

If you would like MALA to advertise a legal assistant/paralegal position, please contact MALA at or enter your contact information and message in the form provided in the "Contact" section of our website.  There is no charge for this service

We attempt to post new listings as quickly as possible (usually within 24/48 hours). Each listing is maintained for four weeks, unless canceled earlier or renewed for an additional four-week term. We send automatic e-mail notifications of each new job opening listed in the MALA Job Bank to all current MALA members.

MALA reserves the right to refuse posting of any listing submitted if we feel it does not conform to our standards or MALA's purposes.


Definition of a Paralegal 

The National Association of Legal Assistants defines a paralegal as a person qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by an attorney, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.

MALA's Bylaws

(as amended 2018)

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Montana Association of Legal Assistants*Paralegals
MALA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 9016, Missoula, MT 59807

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