Tara M. Hughes, PP-SC, ACP, RP

Paralegal

Overview

Ms. Hughes has been in the legal field for over 20 years. As a certified paralegal she works with the attorneys in the firm’s family law and domestics relations practice.

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Areas of Focus
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Relations
Education

Specialty Certificate, Family Law/Estate Planning, NALS (2014)

Advanced Certification, Family Law-Child Custody, Support, and Visitation, NALA (January 2013)

Paralegal Certificate, Phoenix College (2005)

Associate of Applied Science, Legal Secretary, Highline Community College (1996)

Biography

Ms. Hughes has been in the legal field for over 20 years. As a certified paralegal she works with the attorneys in the firm’s family law and domestics relations practice.

Ms. Hughes completed numerous programs and received certifications in areas related to her work as a paralegal, including passing the NALA CLA exam (May 2006); passing the NALS PP exam in (March 2009); receiving the NALA Advanced Certification in Family Law-Child Custody, Support, and Visitation(January 2013); receiving the NALS Specialty Certificate in Family Law/Estate Planning (March 2014); and passing the NFPA RP exam (November 2016).

She is a member of NALS…the Association for Legal Professionals, and serves as organization’s President for 2018-2019 term.

Media and Presentation

Presentations

  • “What to Do When Your Client Calls You Crying,” (June 2013)

Memberships

NALS of Phoenix

  • Treasurer, Board of Directors (2014)
  • President, Board of Directors (2007 – 2008)
  • Secretary, Board of Directors (2006)

NALS of Arizona

  • Past President, Board of Directors (2011 – 2012)
  • President, Board of Directors (2010-2011)
  • President-Elect, Board of Directors (2009 – 2010)
  • Director, Education Committee (2008 – 2009)

NALS (National)

  • Region 8 Director (2013 – 2014)
  • Chair, WebEd Subcommittee (2010 – 2011)

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, New Member of the Year , NALS of Phoenix (2006)
  • Recipient. Award of Excellence, NALS of Phoenix (2006)
  • Recipient, Award of Excellence, NALS of Arizona (2010)
  • Nominee, Award of Excellence, NALS  (2014)

Community Involvement

Friends of the Library

  • Volunteer, Century Library (2012 – present)

NALS Foundation

  • Chair, Board of Directors (2014 – 2015)
  • Trustee (2011 – 2013)