National Docketing Association

2016 Fourth Annual NDA Conference 

NDA Lifetime and Annual  Achievement Awards


NDA Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded to NDA members who have shown long-term dedication, creativity, inspiration, and effort within the NDA. The NDA would like to recognize Beth Hella for her contributions.


NDA Annual Achievement Award

Awarded to NDA members who have provided an added value to the NDA over the past year. The NDA would like to recognize Leslie White and Kristin Bigelow for their contributions

Lifetime Achievement Award

Annual Achievement Award

Annual Achievement Award

Beth Hella is the Senior Trademark Administration Manager at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston Massachusetts. Beth has been involved with the NDA from the very first day. When the call was made to have the Treasurer position filled for the first time, there were not a lot of hands raised; but Beth took this on her shoulders. Not only did Beth take ownership of this position, but also set the standard as to how it should be done. Beth has moved onto taking a leading role with the IP section of the NDA and the Resource Library. Thank you Beth for your long-term dedication, creativity and inspiration to the NDA. 

Kristin Bigelow is the IP Docketing Administrator at Cesari and McKenna LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Kristin’s goal when joining the NDA was like most of ours, to become better educated in our professional docketing field. For most members, it does take time before they decide to help out, but Kristin didn’t waste any time and dove right into helping anyway that she could. Over the past several years Kristin has been an active member of the Education Committee and assisted with the NDA Resource Library. She also helped with setting up the IP section of the annual conference. 


Leslie White is a Certified paralegal at Cirrus Logic, Inc. in Austin, Texas. During last year’s NDA conference the IP members were still trying to develop their plans as a group. Leslie rallied this group during a lively session and energized the members to get more involved. Not only did Leslie just speak about it, but she lead by example throughout the year by securing conference and webinar speakers. Leslie has been an active member of the Education Committee and instrumental in promoting IP membership.


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