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Bullivant Legal Assistant Marcie Carter, PP, PLS-SC, Receives NALS 2016 Award of Excellence

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Marcie Carter, PP, PLS-SC, a Legal Assistant at Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, has been named by NALS . . . the association for legal professionals as the winner of its prestigious Award of Excellence recognition program. Since 1957, the NALS Award of Excellence is presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement in association leadership and professional development. It is the top honor a member can receive from NALS.

"We are very proud of Marcie and her well-deserved recognition," said Loren Podwill, president of Bullivant Houser Bailey. "But, it comes as no surprise to those of us who rely upon Marcie and work alongside her. Her contributions here have been outstanding."

Candidates were nominated by their peers for this prestigious award. Each participating candidate was required to submit an extensive personal data form listing experiences, qualifications, and accomplishments. Three finalists were recognized and the 2016 Award of Excellence recipient, Carter, was announced at the NALS 65th Annual Education Conference & National Forum during the Recognition Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Carter joined Bullivant in 1996 and has more than 30 years of experience as a legal assistant. Her certifications include a Professional Paralegal (PP) and a Professional Legal Secretary-Specialty Certificate (PLS-SC) Litigation/Civil Law from NALS.

Carter served on the Chapter Board for NALS of Portland (Oregon) for 16 years and currently serves as Vice President for the state's Scholarship Fund. Her most notable roles include a term as President for NALS of Oregon and two terms as President for NALS of Portland (Oregon). She was recognized for her service with both the NALS of Oregon and the NALS of Portland (Oregon) Award of Excellence for 2004. Her service to NALS does not stop at the local and state level, she also serves nationally as a member of the Board of Trustees for the NALS Foundation.

Carter will be featured in an in-depth article in the Winter 2016 issue of @Law, the NALS Magazine for Legal Professionals.   

About Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC represents clients nationwide who rely upon our success as trial lawyers, our practical business advice and our expertise in insurance coverage. While we practice out of offices in the western U.S., our reputation is respected nationally, where we have managed client needs across many jurisdictions. Our clients tell us that our legal talents are matched by the service we provide them.  

About NALS . . . the association for legal professionals
NALS a leader in the legal services industry offering professional development by providing continuing legal education, certifications, information, and training to those choosing the legal services industry as their career. NALS members represent every area of this industry from paralegals and legal assistants to legal administrators and office managers.