MDOT employee receives National Association of Legal Assistants award

Under is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Transportation:

Mississippi Section of Transportation (MDOT) Qualified Paralegal Zenda S. Heafner, of Byram, lately been given an Affiliate marketers Award recognizing her for 25 a long time of assistance at the Nationwide Affiliation of Lawful Assistants (NALA) 2022 Meeting and Expo, held July 14-16 in Phoenix, Ariz. She was nominated for the award by the Mississippi Paralegal Affiliation (MPA), an affiliate affiliation of NALA.

Heafner was one particular of only 22 men and women at the countrywide conference to acquire an award. Much more than 1,200 people today attended the conference, in-human being and just about. Heafner has been an lively member of MPA for much more than 25 decades and has served on the association’s board for 16 a long time. The award recognizes customers or committees of affiliated associations for their contribution to the goals and programs of their NALA-affiliated affiliation.

“I’m ecstatic,” reported Heafner. “You do not do this to get a pat on the again, but it’s a actual honor when your work is recognized.”

MPA was started in 1980 by paralegals in Mississippi who wished to stimulate a higher order of ethical and expert attainment. The primary goal of MPA is to encourage the occupation of paralegals statewide. MPA supports, encourages and maintains large criteria for the company, conduct and ethics of paralegals.

Heafner has worked with MDOT given that January 2021. She was previously a traveling paralegal for a variety of support organizations in the oil and gas pipeline field. 

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