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TEXAS PARALEGAL DAY is OCTOBER 23RD!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger on September 16, 2016

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Happy Texas Paralegal Day!  Texas Paralegal Day is observed each October 23rd, and this is the 35th anniversary.

Several PD Districts across the state have celebration plans on various days in October, which are highlighted below.  Members from each of these Districts have planned great events in honor of YOU, the paralegal, with excellent speakers.  We encourage you to celebrate at one of these events near you.

*District 1 – October 19, from 11:30 – 1:00, luncheon and one hour of CLE, “Ethics in the Movies”, at Winstead PC. Speaker will be Teresa Schneider, Shareholder, Winstead PC.  (Limited to first 40 members to register.)

*District 2 – October 28, from 11:45 – 1:00, a luncheon to be held at the Belo Mansion in Dallas, Texas. Frank Stevenson, Texas State Bar President, will be the speaker.

*District 3 – October 12, from 12:00 – 1:15, a luncheon at Reata Restaurant in Fort Worth; Dr. Barbara Kirby of Texas Wesleyan University will speak. ($20 per person)

*District 4 – October 20, from 6:00 – 8:00, a Paralegal Day celebration at Parkside, on 6th Street at San Jacinto, in Austin; Allen Mihecoby, RP, ACP, will be the speaker.

*District 5 – October 19, at noon, the 13th Annual San Antonio Paralegal Day Celebration at the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio; Judge John Specia will be the speaker.

*District 7 – October 19, from 5:30 – 6:30, a social and happy hour at Taste Dessert Bar, in Amarillo.

*District 11 – October 20, at noon, a luncheon at the Midland Country Club, in Midland; the Hon. Royal Furgeson is the guest speaker.

*District 12 – October 20, from 5:00 – 7:00, a joint social with DCPA at Mulberry Street Cantina in Denton.

*District 15 – October 14, from 6:30 – 8:30, the 2nd Annual Member Appreciation Social, at Russo’s New York Pizzeria in McAllen.

*District 16 – October 19, at noon, a brown bag luncheon at the Stanton Tower Auditorium in El Paso; Daniel Ortiz, Asst. General Counsel with El Paso Water Utilities, will be the speaker.

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A Successful PD Annual Meeting!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger on September 13, 2016

June 17, 2016 marked another successful Annual Meeting of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas.  The meeting was hosted at Silver Fox Restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas.  We thank the many sponsors for supporting the Paralegal Division and celebrating PD’s 35th Anniversary.  Below we feature our sponsors, award winners, speakers and attendees from the Annual Meeting.

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GOLD SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

TABLE SPONSORS

TOTE BAG SPONSOR

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SIGNAGE/COPY SPONSORS

AWARD WINNERS

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Award of Excellence Recipient – Javan Johnson, ACP, TBLS-BCP presented by Past President Erica Anderson, ACP

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Exceptional Pro Bono Award Recipient – Rachel Watson

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PD BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SPEAKERS AND GUESTS

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Paralegals to Fly to Switzerland-Deadline Extended!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger on August 18, 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 September 1, 2016. (Guarantee of no increase in fuel surcharges if registered by September 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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Journey to Excellence with Paralegal Division

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger on August 14, 2016

TAPS 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

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).

TAPS 2016 Registration is open at  www.txpd.org/taps. (EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS 8/15/2016)

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 features an Exhibit Hall with vendors exhibiting legal services targeted specifically to paralegals and attorneys.

The full registration includes three days of CLE, speaker materials, social events, and the 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. A 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 Anniversary 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 QuickNotes – Summer 2016

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger 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 Blogger 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!

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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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