New NALS president eager to lead legal professionals

By Jo Mathis

Legal News

Clark Hill Detroit office manager Sandy J. Lavender was installed as president of NALS of Michigan during its recent Golden Anniversary and Educational Conference in Thompsonville.

Once an acronym for the National Association for Legal Secretaries, NALS now refers to the National Association for Legal professionals.

Lavender, who lives in Oxford with her husband, Jim, and their four children, has been a member of NALS of Michigan since 1998 and recently served on its Executive Committee.

Lavender said she can't imagine working in any other profession, and that NALS has led to exceptional education and networking opportunities.

"My membership in NALS gave me an opportunity to be the best that I can be, both personally and professionally," she said.

In addition to serving as office manager for Clark Hill's Detroit office, Lavender is a human resources assistant for the entire firm.

Lavender credits her association with NALS for some of the exceptional job candidates she presented to Clark Hill.

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Published: Thu, May 26, 2011