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LSC-North Harris professor named as Coordinator of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations

Lone Star College-North Harris professor of paralegal studies, Jeff Watts was recently named as Coordinator of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).

Watts’ role is to oversee the members of the committee as they conduct research on any pending legislation from all 50 state legislatures as well as Congress that may affect the paralegal profession.

“I am honored to be selected for this position,” said Watts. “I am looking forward to working with the other members of the committee to insure the board receives timely updates of any pending legislation that would affect paralegals.”

Prior to teaching full-time at Lone Star College, Watts served as the chair of a paralegal program at a junior college in Minnesota. While residing and teaching in Minnesota, he became a member of the Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA), and served as the educational liaison as well as the Chairman of the Legislative Affairs Committee to MPA. 

Watts has also served as a member of the advisory council to NFPA. “In my role as a member of the advisory council, I served on an ad hoc committee that has been tasked with preparing a forward looking strategic report on the state of the paralegal profession,” added Watts.          

The LSC-North Harris paralegal studies program is ABA approved, and produces successful paralegals who exercise a high level of expertise, ethics, and professional responsibility. Students in the program are encouraged to become lifelong learners with the ability to adapt to the changing legal environment. 

The program offers a two-year AAS degree in paralegal studies and a one-year certificate for those who already possess an associate or bachelor’s degree in any subject.

For more information about the paralegal studies program, visit LoneStar.edu/paralegal-studies-dept-nharris.

About NFPA

NFPA is a non-profit professional organization representing more than 8,500 paralegals and is headquartered in Edmonds, WA. NFPA's core purpose is the advancement of the paralegal profession. NFPA promotes a global presence for the paralegal profession and leadership in the legal community.

About Lone Star College

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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