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Paralegal Division QuickNotes – Summer 2016

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on July 22, 2016

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Please be sure to check out the Paralegal Division QuickNotes – PDQ.  Click and learn about is going on with the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas!

 

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Congratulations Laura Hern, CRP

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on July 19, 2016

Congratulations to Laura Hern, a District 2 PD Member, recently passed the NFPA Paralegal Core Competency Exam, attaining her CRP designation!

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The Texas Paralegal Journal Goes Digital!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on July 11, 2016

TPJ Digital

The Texas Paralegal Journal Goes Digital!

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas is pleased to announce the first digital Texas Paralegal Journal (TPJ)!

Please take the time to review the digital TPJ!

It offers direct links to the websites of advertising vendors and other websites in the magazine.

This is an exciting time for the Paralegal Division and the TPJ!

 

You can review the magazine here.

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TAPS SCHOLARSHIP D/L JULY 12TH!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on July 7, 2016

TAPS 2016
2016 TAPS Scholarship!
Please do not forget about this great opportunity – there is still time!
DEADLINE IS JULY 12TH!
The Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS) is a three-day CLE seminar, and the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas will award up to two (2) educational scholarships for the three-day registration to attend the TAPS 2016 Seminar, “TAPS On Track: A Journey to Excellence.”
Please click on the link to go to TAPS 2016 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION INFORMATION https://txpd.org/files/file/TAPS/2016/Scholarship_Application.pdf

 

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IT’S TIME FOR TAPS on TRACK

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on June 8, 2016

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas presents TAPS (Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar) 2016 – TAPS on TRACK- Journey to Excellence! On September 28 – 30, 2016 in San Antonio Texas at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel (111 E. Pecan Street, San Antonio).  Please find attached the TAPS 2016 flyer and Scholarship Application.  TAPS 2016

Please note the scholarship deadline is Friday, July 12.  The Paralegal Division will award up to two (2) educational scholarships for the three-day registration fee to attend the TAPS 2016 seminar to Division Members.

TAPS 2016 Registration is now open at  www.txpd.org/taps.

TAPS is the largest CLE event marketed directly to Texas paralegals. TAPS offers up to 14 hours of advanced CLE in a variety of specialties, networking with paralegals from across the state and entertainment with nightly socials and a Friday luncheon. TAPS also features an Exhibit Hall with vendors exhibiting legal services targeted specifically to paralegals and attorney.

The full registration includes three days of CLE, speaker materials, socials and Friday luncheon. One day registrations are available which includes one full day of CLE and seminar materials.

Paralegal Division members receive a discount on their registration.  TAPS T-shirt is complimentary with registration. A TAPS app will be available in September for all attendees. This year’s event is focusing on the Paralegal Division’s 35th year and giving back to a local charity, the San Antonio Food Bank. You don’t want to miss it!

Hope to see you all in San Antonio for TAPS 2016 – TAPS on Track-Journey to Excellence! More details at www.txpd.org/taps.

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Paralegal Division Luncheon & Annual Meeting 2016

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on May 25, 2016

PARALEGAL DIVISIONAL LUNCHEON AND ANNUAL MEETING
STATE OF THE DIVISION AND SWEARING IN OF NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
REGISTER ONLINE HERE!

PD Black and White 
Friday, June 17, 2016
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Silver Fox Restaurant, 1651 S. University, Fort Worth, TX
Leadership Through the Firestorm:  Legal Counsel’s Role
in Guiding Through Cybersecurity and Data Loss

Keynote Speaker:
Shawn Tuma
Scheef & Stone, LLP

Registration Fees (deadline June 7): On-Site registration is not available
$40 – on or before May 30, 2016
$50 – May 31 – June 7, 2016
Register Online beginning May 2, 2016 by credit card or check.

 PARALEGAL DIVISION LUNCHEON SPONSORS

The Law Offices of Art Brender
The Law Offices of Jason Smith
Newman & Lawler, P.C.
Fort Worth Paralegal Association

Patterson & Patterson Investigations
 

GOLD SPONSORS

Center for Advanced Legal Studies
DepoTexas, Inc.
Kim Tindall & Associates, LLC
Thomson Reuters
Veritext Legal Solutions

BRONZE SPONSORS

Express Records
Falcon Document Solutions
Paranet

TOTE BAG SPONSOR

Attorney Resource
 

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Paralegal Div. District 14 Social!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on May 8, 2016

District 14 of the Paralegal Division, State Bar of Texas, gathered on May 6th at Cork Food & Drink in Tyler, Texas for their social event.  Even though the turnout was small, the networking was a success.  Thank you to Ray Texeira with Thomson Reuters who attended the social event for a meet and greet.
Javan Johnson, the incoming District 14 Director, won the big door prize, a copy of the Paralegal Ethics Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition.
Here are some pictures from the event.  Thank you to Mona Tucker for sharing.

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Paralegals to Fly to Switzerland

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on April 20, 2016

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO DRINK HOT CHOCOLATE IN SWITZERLAND?

WELL NOW YOU CAN!

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
April 21 – April 29, 2017Lucerne SW

 In 2017, the Paralegal Division, in conjunction with ACIS, is sponsoring a trip to LUCERNE, Switzerland. The detailed itinerary for the 2017 trip, can be found on the PD website home page at http://txpd.org under NEWS – PD 2017 Trip to Switzerland.  Friends and family are welcome to travel with the group. For trip details and registration info, please view HERE and below.

FEE WITH AIR INCLUDED:  Fee is based on registration by July 1, 2016. ($100 discount & guarantee of no increase in fuel surcharges if registered by July 1, 2016)

Departing Cities:

Dallas/Fort Worth– $4,621.00

Austin/Houston/San Antonio – $4,816.00

Amarillo/Midland – $4,856.00

Abilene – $4,896.00

Note:  Registrations after July 1 may include additional fuel surcharges that are finalized 45 days prior to departure; an invoice will be sent at that time if there are any increases.  Other departure cities available upon request.  Fees based on 20 persons and includes airfare, hotel, transportation, tours, and meals (as indicated on flyer).

Additional/Optional fees:  Single room supplement:  $465; Ultimate Protection Plan:  $270; Comprehensive Protection Plan:  $225

LAND ONLY FEE: (if you wish to make your own air travel arrangements):  $3,464.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:  Final Deadline for registration is October 15, 2016; Initial non-refundable deposit is $200; another $295 payment will be due 30-35 days after registration, third payment of $500 is due November 1, 2016; fourth payment of $500 is due December 1, 2016, with balance due on January 15, 2017.  Please note:  there is a one-time $40 convenience fee for any credit card payments after the initial deposit.  AUTO PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE!

REGISTER: at www.acis.com/register, choose Participant from the drop down menu and sign in using: Group Leader ID: 46775 – Group Leader’s Last Name: Brashears – Click on the appropriate circle for your departure city for the “At Home in Lucerne” trip and fill in your information.

 

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PD DISTRICT 5 FIESTA MEMORIES

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on April 14, 2016

DISTRICT 5 of the Paralegal Division hosted a Membership Social to meet, greet, mingle and Pre-Fiesta on April 13th.  The social event took place at El Machito in S.A.

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There were 25 attendees for casual fun, and this included several newer members who had not attended a District 5 event before.  Glad they could come.

Everyone had a great time, with a special

thanks to Cindy Enloe for organizing the event. Dean Shaw of Kim Tindall & Associates and Jim Hollerbach of Hollerbach & Associates gifted attendees by paying for the refreshments. Thanks for a great time everyone!

 

 

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Paralegal Division D3 Brown Bag in May

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division President on April 14, 2016

The Paralegal Division, District 3, Presents a Brown Bag CLE

May 10, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Guest speaker is:

Dennis Thompson

Witness Preparation for Deposition & Trial

 Where:

Tarrant County Bar Association

1315 Calhoun Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH AND DRINK

 1.0 hrs CLE Credit Anticipated

 

 Sponsored by:

Cotton

Fort Worth ● New Orleans ● Houston ● Corpus Christi

 

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District 3 2016 CLE  #2

Please Register by May 6, 2016

 

PD Member YES / NO

Name: ________________________________

Employer/School: _____________________

Work No. _____________      Home No. ____________

E-Mail (optional) ______________________________________________________________

Date: __________________________________

 

Please forward the completed registration to:

Linda Webber

Hutchison &Stoy PLLc

509 Pecan St. Ste 201

Fort Worth, TX 76102

Telephone:  817.820.0100

Email:  Linda@hsjustice.com

 

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