Thursday, September 29, 2011

Janie Boswell, ACP Receives NALA Award

Janie Boswell, ACP received NALA's 2011 Affiliated Associations Outstanding Achievement Award during the Association's Annual Conference in July.

This is the pinnacle award of the NALA Affiliated Associations and recognizes exceptional achievement in leadership and service to a NALA affiliated association.

Janie is a member of the Nebraska Paralegal Association (NePA), a NALA affiliate. She is shown here (left) with NePA member Linda Hess, ACP.

Janie has 30 years of paralegal experience, including the past 14 years at Mutual of Omaha where she is Manager of Legal Administration.  In addition to managing a team of 13 paralegals, she works in mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate financing, securities law, and corporate law.

Even with such a demanding career agenda, Janie has remained active in leadership roles for NePA and NALA.  She has served as NePA's President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Parliamentarian and is Co-Chairing the Association's 2012 NALA Convention Committee.  She is also a member of the CP Review Course Committee and teaches the general law section of the course.

She serves on NALA's Advanced Paralegal Certification Board, (and was recently appointed APC Chair), was Region VI Director for four years and formerly served on the Certifying Board for three years.  She is a strong advocate for the paralegal profession and serves on Omaha's Metropolitan Community College Paralegal Advisory Board.

Janie's academic Paralegal Certificate is from the Lamar University Paralegal Institute, Beaumont, TX.  She also has a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree from Lamar, and holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.  Her ACP is in Estate Planning and Probate. Congratulations, Janie!

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