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TMCNet:  Lida Vega of Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm Named Houston Association of Legal Professionals' Legal Professional of the Year

[March 31, 2014]

Lida Vega of Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm Named Houston Association of Legal Professionals' Legal Professional of the Year

LONGVIEW, Texas & HOUSTON --(Business Wire)--

Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm (Sloan Firm) Paralegal Lida Vega has been named Houston Association of Legal Professionals' (HALP) Legal Professional of the Year.

Nominees for the award must meet the following criteria:

  • be a member in good standing with HALP, Texas Association of Legal Professionals (Texas ALP), and the Association for Legal Professionals (NALS) for at least five years,
  • served in an elected or appointed office or as a committee chair or committee member,
  • completed legal education, including legal training courses and/or obtained certification,
  • have five years of legal experience and worked in the legal field within the past year under the direct supervision of an attorney,
  • regularly attend education meetings within the past year.

Certified by NALS as a Professional Paralegal (PP) and Professional Legal Secretary (PLS), Vega has been a member of Texas ALP fo almost 10 years and joined HALP in 2011 when she moved to the Houston area to support The Sloan Firm's expanded focus in the greater Houston area and southeast Texas. Vega immediately became an active, dedicated, and reliable member, serving as Treasurer of HALP, promoting the association's charitable endeavors, and serving as a spokesperson for HALP as well as The Sloan Firm.


"I was really surprised," said Vega. "It's been an honor to be involved in HALP and I'm overwhelmed to be recognized for my contributions. It's nice to be acknowledged by my peers for my involvement with such a fine organization."

"Lida is an integral part of our firm's Houston office and has worked tirelessly to help make every client's case a success," said Laureen Bagley, managing partner for The Sloan Firm. "She is a pleasure to work with, and her ability to multitask without losing work product is impressive. Her hard work and compassion are often the subject of client compliments."

A native of Longview, Vega earned an Associates in Applied Science degree in Legal Assisting with High Honors from Kilgore College. The Legal Assisting program at Kilgore College is fully accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Vega is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She currently resides in The Champions area of northwest Houston.

About The Sloan Firm

The Sloan Firm, which was established in 1980 in Longview and opened an office in Houston in 2010, has an impressive track record litigating personal injury cases in its primary practice areas, which include trucking accidents, vehicle accidents, oil field injuries, workplace injuries, motorcycle accidents, highway defects, product defects, and pharmaceutical cases. The attorneys at the Sloan firm are experienced in handling the unique issues that are present in traumatic brain injury, burn injury and spinal cord injury cases.

The Sloan Firm is one of east Texas' largest firms with a staff of 25. The firm has three board certified attorneys and maintains strategic alliances nationally and throughout Texas. Attorneys of The Sloan Firm have been recognized by numerous publications including Texas Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. All Sloan Firm attorneys are members of the State Bar of Texas. The Firm also has attorneys licensed to practice in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and California.

For more information on The Sloan Firm, please visit www.sloanfirm.com or contact Kevin Fullen, firm administrator, at 888-658-0981, 903-757-7000 and kfullen@sloanfirm.com.

About HALP

HALP is a local chapter of the Association of Legal Professionals (NALS) and the Texas Association of Legal Professionals (Texas ALP). HALP has two primary directives: promoting the certification programs of NALS and providing continuing education opportunities for members and nonmember legal support staff in the Greater Houston area.


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