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PARALEGAL DIVISION – ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON

Posted by PD President on April 28, 2015

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Luncheon and Annual Meeting
STATE OF THE DIVISION AND SWEARING IN OF NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Friday, June 19, 2015
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Marriott Plaza Hotel (555 S Alamo Street), San Antonio, TX

satpl_phototour65Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
Jonathan Ryan, Executive Director
Helping Attorneys to Help Others: How You Can Make Pro Bono Work
RAICES (raices.org)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – On-site check-in (pre-registered attendees)
8:30 am – 11:00 am – CLE (2 hours prior to luncheon]

►Reagan M. Marble, Cox Smith, San Antonio
An Oil and Gas Primer: Fundamentals, Fracking, and Recent Litigation Trends

►Pat Boone, Mediator & Special Master, Boone Mediation, San Antonio
Mediation: A Guide for Paralegals

Registration Fees (deadline June 16):
$50 – on or before June 5, 2015
$55 – June 6 – 16, 2015
Parking fee:  $18 (not included in registration fee)
Register Online beginning May 11, 2015 by credit card or check @ www.txpd.org/annual-meeting/

PARALEGAL DIVISION LUNCHEON SPONSORS

Mullin Hoard & Brown, L.L.P.
Orgain, Bell & Tucker, L.L.P.

GOLD SPONSORS

DepoTexas
KTA_LOGO

PCP

Surety Advisors, LLC

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SADDLE UP FOR CLE! – TEXAS ADVANCED PARALEGAL SEMINAR 2015

Posted by PD President on March 25, 2015

TAPS 2015

TEXAS ADVANCED PARALEGAL SEMINAR
Saddle Up For CLE!

(three-day multi-track CLE)
september 30 – October 2, 2015
Sheraton Hotel – fort worth, TX

JOIN US FOR THREE DAYS OF CLE, NETWORKING AND ENTERTAINMENT!

  • Network with paralegals across the State
  • Earn up to 14 CLE Hours
  • Career Advancement through education
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Visit the Exhibit Hall
  • Wednesday Welcome Social, Thursday Networking Social, and Friday Luncheon

TAPS PRICES

Click here to view a complete list of TAPS session prices

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel & Spa located at 1701 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Hotel reservations must be booked and cancelled through the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel & Spa. Guest room rate is $109.00 for single/double. All guest rooms are listed under Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar. To reserve a guest room, either register online, or call 888-627-8556 FREE group code is 3857 (call in only). Note: If the desired room you are reserving is not available online, please call 817.806.3757.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Full registration price includes three days of CLE, speaker materials, social events, and the Friday attendees’ luncheon. As an attendee you can attend any session during the three days of the seminar. Pick and choose the classes YOU want to attend.

One-day registration price includes one day of CLE and seminar materials (socials and luncheon at additional price). As a one-day attendee, you can attend any session during the day you register to attend TAPS. Pick and choose the classes you want to attend.

REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE!

Early registration deadline is Friday, August 29, 2015.
Registration opens June 2015

TAPS SCHOLARSHIP
Paralegal Division (PD) awards two (2) scholarships to PD members.  Deadline to Apply:  July 17, 2015.
Download Application HERE.

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PARALEGAL DIVISION – MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Posted by PD President on March 23, 2015

Helping Hands 2The Paralegal Division is in need of mentors to match with Protégés for its Mentor Program.  If you are interested in becoming a Mentor please see below:

Mentors & Protégés

Did you know that the Paralegal Division has an excellent mentorship program? If you are new to the profession or an experienced paralegal venturing into a new field, our mentors would be happy to assist you in your transition. Mentoring knows no bounds, including geography! Be paired up with someone in the State of Texas and communicate by phone, email or face-to-face. We are currently accepting new applications, if you wish to become a mentor or a protégé, please see the following criteria:

Mentors – Voting, active members in good standing, with at least seven (7) years of paralegal experience, are qualified to serve as Mentors. Mentors must complete the requisite application acknowledging Mentor has read and agrees to follow the Mentor Program Guidelines.

Protégés – Protégés must be Division student members in good standing, or active or associate paralegal members of the Division in good standing, with two (2) years or less of paralegal experience. Protégés must complete the requisite application acknowledging Protégé has read and agrees to follow the Mentor Program Guidelines.

Please fill out the Mentor and/or Protégé request form under the members-only area of the Paralegal Division website (www.txpd.org). Once completed, submit to Deb Pointer at MentorProgram@txpd.org. If you have recently submitted an application but have not been contacted by anyone, please forward an email to Deb so it can get processed promptly.  If you have any questions, please contact Deb Pointer, Jackie Chavez (jchavez@strongpipkin.com), and/or Kelci Bailey (kab@edlaw.com).

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PD WEBINAR – OBTAINING AND ADMITTING EVIDENCE FROM GOVERNEMENTAL ENTITIES

Posted by PD President on March 18, 2015

Join us for a Webinar on Thursday, April 2, 2015
11-15-2010 10-18-35 AM (1 hour CLE)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CDT)

The audio and slides for this course are through your computer.

DEALING WITH THE MAN – OBTAINING AND ADMITTING EVIDENCE FROM GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES
(1 hour CLE – TBLS approved for Civil Trial Law and Family Law)

Speaker:
Andrew Passons
TBLS Board Certified – Family Law
Attorney at Law
Lewis and Passons, P.C.

Denton, TX

CLE WEBINAR PRESENTED BY THE PARALEGAL DIVISION
$40.00 – PD MEMBERS
(If you are a member of the Paralegal Division, please ensure that your membership number is
correctly reflected in the Membership number field on your account.
)
$50.00 – Non PD Members

At the heart of contested SAPCR cases is the search for facts.   Ideally, family lawyers want to avoid those precarious “he said, she said” disputes that turn primarily on which party testifies the best.  We want facts that are difficult to dispute and facts that have built-in credibility.  Often, these facts are in the hands of our various governmental entities, including law enforcement, child protective services, the attorney general, and schools.    This presentation will discuss why this information is important, how to obtain it, and how to get it admitted in court.

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR:
(click here to register)

To report problems after registering for webinar:
Contact at (877) 880-1335
Email support@inreachce.com

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PARALEGAL DIVISION – WEBINAR, MARCH 19, 2015

Posted by PD President on March 5, 2015

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CLE WEBINAR PRESENTED BY THE PARALEGAL DIVISION
$40.00 – PD MEMBERS
(If you are a member of the Paralegal Division, please ensure that your membership number is
correctly reflected in the Membership number field on your account.
)
$50.00 – Non PD Members

Fee Applications: How To Get Paid in Bankruptcy Court
(1 hour CLE – TBLS approved for Bankruptcy Law)

Speaker:
Thomas Rice
TBLS Board Certified – Business Bankrupcty Law
Attorney at Law
Pulman Cappuccio Pullen Benson & Jones

San Antonio, TX

This presentation focuses on the importance of bankruptcy fee applications and tips for reducing the amount of time it takes to prepare a fee application.

Join us for a Webinar on Thursday, March 19, 2015
(1 hour CLE)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CDT)

The audio and slides for this course are through your computer.

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR:
(click here to register)

To report problems after registering for webinar:
Contact at (877) 880-1335
Email support@inreachce.com

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ANNOUNCING PD APP!

Posted by PD President on February 23, 2015

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We are excited to report that the Paralegal Division App has launched!  The app is a web-based app that will allow PD members to add the app icon to their homepage on their handheld devices.  Once members log on, they will be able to manage their CLE hours on the go, and call up the Texas Paralegal Journal (TPJ) on their handheld devices! We hope you will enjoy this new member benefit!  To download the app, please go click or go to http://txpd.org/myapp.

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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE COLLEGE OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS

Posted by PD President on February 12, 2015

 State Bar College

Paralegal membership in the College of the State Bar of Texas, is an honorary society of qualified professionals who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training. Memberships is $35 per year and benefits include:

BENEFITS

  • A certificate of membership and a leather portfolio with the State Bar College logo
  • Newsletter sent three times a year
  • Distinction of attaining a higher level of professional membership
  • Unlimited free access to the Online Library of TexasBarCLE.com that includes thousands of CLE articles from State Bar courses
  • A $25 discount to all TexasBarCLE live or video replay courses

Membership information and benefits can be found at: http://texasbarcollege.com/MembershipParalegal.html

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NOMINATIONS WANTED – EXCEPTIONAL PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

Posted by PD President on February 8, 2015

11-15-2010 10-18-35 AM EXCEPTIONAL PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDHelping Hands 2 Sponsored by the Paralegal Division Deadline: March 31, 2015 The Paralegal Division (PD) of the State Bar of Texas is proud to sponsor an Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of pro bono activities and to encourage PD members to volunteer their time and specialty skills to pro bono projects within their community by recognizing a PD member who demonstrates exceptional dedication to pro bono service. Paralegals are invited to foster the development of pro bono projects, to provide assistance to established pro bono programs, and work closely with attorneys to provide unmet legal services to people with low incomes. This annual award will go to an individual PD member who performed the pro bono service(s) in the State of Texas and has volunteered his or her time and special skills in providing uncompensated services in pro bono assistance to their community. The winner of the award will be announced at the 2015 Annual Meeting to be held in San Antonio, TX on Friday, June 19, 2015, his/her expenses to attend the Annual Meeting will be incurred by the Division, and a profile of the individual will be published in the Fall 2015 issue of the Texas Paralegal Journal. Please complete the following nomination form, and return it to: Constance Nims Carrington Coleman 901 Main Street, Suite 5500 Dallas, TX 75202-3767 (214) 855-3547    FAX: (214) 758-3756 ProBonoAward@txpd.org Nominees must be received no later than March 31, 2015.  

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TEXAS PARALEGAL DIVISION ANNOUNCES NEW 2015-2016 PRESIDENT-ELECT

Posted by PD President on February 2, 2015

11-15-2010 10-18-35 AMMegan Goor 2It is the sincere pleasure of the Texas Paralegal Division to announce that Ms. Megan Goor, District Three Director, has been elected to serve as our 2015-2016 President-Elect, taking office as President after Ms. Erica Anderson, in June of 2016!

Please help the Texas Paralegal Division congratulate Megan!

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PARALEGAL DIVISION – HOLIDAY MESSAGE

Posted by PD President on December 17, 2014

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I do not know about you, but my December arrived with such force that I find myself off kilter!  It is easy to get caught up in everything that the season entails, but take hold and do not forget that it comes but once a year.  No matter how overwhelming it may seem, I hope that you will enjoy this time, as it is a time when the world is engaged in the magic of the season, love and family!

I wish you the strength of heart to forgive those who have wronged you; the heart and love of your family and friends; charity; respect; and tolerance for all those who need it—all of us!  Remember we are all worth it!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!  Stay safe!  ‘Tis the season to be merry!

Clara Luna Buckland

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