Alison Wallis is originally from a farm in northwest Louisiana but has lived in New Orleans since the late 1980’s. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and a law degree from Loyola University School of Law. Alison was a prosecuting attorney with the Jefferson Parish District Attorney for over 15 years. She has worked for the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and now handles post-conviction matters for the courts in Jefferson Parish. She is admitted to the bar of all courts in Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Alison became a Registered and then a Professional Registered Parliamentarian in 2005. Alison served as the President of the Louisiana Association from 2007 – 2009. She was a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians bylaws revision committee for the 2009 – 2011 biennium. She also served on the joint AIP/NAP public policy subcommittee. She is Clerk of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers. Alison served as District Six director from 2011 to 2013. She is a Trustee of the Dahms Foundation, a group that puts on intense parliamentary events annually. Alison is currently serving a third terms AIP president and is a Certified Parliamentarian-Teacher.