Promoting Excellence, Education and Ethical Conduct.

Great Lakes Paralegal Association (GLPA) is committed to providing opportunities for continuing legal education, networking, professional mentoring, and the promotion of national paralegal certification through NALA's Certified Paralegal exam program for paralegals in Michigan.

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Cheryl Nodarse, ACP recently elected to serve as GLPA's President for the 2015-2016 year!

Welcome to the Great Lakes Paralegal Association! We are the Michigan affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Established as a Michigan non-profit corporation in 2013, GLPA offers continuing legal education and mentoring ad networking opportunities to all paralegals, paralegal students, and other legal professionals. We are dedicated to developing, strengthening, and advancing the paralegal profession here in our home state.

And we want to hear from you. Whether you would like to join GLPA, attend a Michigan paralegal event, have a question or suggestion about GLPA or Michigan paralegals in general, or want to become one of GLPA's business partners, I encourage you to contact me directly at


NALA Facts & Findings

Stay informed nationally by subscribing to NALA's Facts & Findings magazine. As a member of GLPA, a one year subscription is only $25.00.

Annual Member Meeting and  Seminar - Election of Officers and Directors

The annual membership meeting and seminar held on June 6th was a huge success!  We want to thank everyone that attended and participated - including our sponsors CT Corporation and GreenStone Farm Credit Services!

Welcome to our new slate of officers and directors:

President: Cheryl Nodarse, ACP
President-Elect:  Melissa Vela
Secretary: Telisa A. Ahn, ACP
Treasurer: Terri L. Bolyard
NALA Liaison: Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP
Director: David Bowker, ACP
Director: Kelly J. Preuss, CP