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PD – MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on December 11, 2017

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District 3 Member Susy Johnson is completing her year as President of the Fort Worth Paralegal Association.   Jessica Amyett will serve as the 2018-2019 President and Monty Mayes will serve as President-Elect.  Congratulations!

 Susi Boss was awarded Paralegal of the Year at the District 5 and San Antonio Paralegal Association Paralegal day Luncheon on October 27, 2017.

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District 4’s Paralegal Day Celebration

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on November 6, 2017

District 4 of The Paralegal Division and the Capital Area Paralegal Association co-hosted their Paralegal Day Celebration on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Sterling Events Center in Austin, Texas.

There was a cocktail reception, and the keynote speaker was The Honorable Darlene Byrne, Judge of the 126th Civil District Court of Travis County.  District 4 Director Pam Etie and PD Membership Chair Francesca Romans provided a history of Texas Paralegal Day and discussed the importance of membership in the PD and the local association.  A raffle for a $100.00 gift card was held to benefit Austin Disaster Relief, and raffle sales produced over $300.00 for that cause.

In addition, CAPA presented its 2017 Paralegal of the Year Award to Brittany Posadas, who is also a member of PD District 4. Congratulations to Brittany Posadas!!

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District 4 would like to recognize the following sponsors and thank them for their sponsorship:

Paralegal Champion Sponsors:

Texas File

File & Serve Texas

Paralegal Supporters:

                Chamberlain McHaney                                                   Professional Civil Process

EasyServe                                                                           Kim Tindall & Associates

The Legal Connection                                                       Esquire Deposition Solutions

The group photo includes (L-R) Brenda Colvin, Kristina Kennedy, Kara O’Shaughnessy, PD President-Elect Stephanie Sterling, PD Membership Chair Francesca Romans, PD District 4 Director Pam Etie, and CAPA President Carli Collins.

 

 

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District 7 – Paralegal Day Celebration

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on October 25, 2017

District 7 had a wonderful social event for Paralegal Day last night at the Imperial Taproom in Canyon, Texas. We enjoyed wonderful food, libations, and most importantly fellowship among fellow paralegals!

D7 PD Day

Many thanks to File & Serve Xpress (Jesse Guerrero) for providing a door prize, information about their services, and a small gift for everyone who attended!

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Paralegal Day and CLE – From District 3

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on October 25, 2017

The D3 Paralegal Day luncheon took place at Pappadeaux Restaurant in Fort Worth.  We had 63 attending paralegals and guests.  Chad Baruch from the Johnston Tobey Baruch law firm presented “Chameleon Legal Writing:  How to Write to Your Reader.”  Through the generosity of our vendors and sponsors, there were several door prizes as well as goodie bags for each attendee

D3 also held its first multi-hour Saturday “D-3 Wild West CLE” was held at the Granbury Resort & Conference Center in Granbury, TX on October 21, 2017.   The Wild West CLE allowed paralegals to earn 4 hours of TBLS approved CLE.  The topics included an update on the 85th Legislature, a presentation on cybersecurity geared more to paralegals in small to mid-sized law firms;  a legal writing refresher discussing how to obtain clarity in your writing, and an update on paralegal ethics.   Due to the generous contributions of several vendors, the District was able to provide approximately 50 paralegals with the CLE at no cost.    Because the event was held outside of  Fort Worth, area paralegals from the southern and western parts of District 3 were able to attend.

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Paralegal Membership in the Texas Bar College

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on October 3, 2017

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You and the Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar 2017 – Registration ends September 26th!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on September 18, 2017

TAPS 2017 – UnMasqued – Knowledge Awaits!

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Registration ENDS SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

The Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS) will be held in Addison, Texas on October 4 – October 6, 2017.

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 attorneys.

The three-day 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.

Hope to see you all in Addison for TAPS 2017 – TAPS UnMasqued – Knowledge Awaits! More details at www.txpd.org/taps.

Registration Online HERE. (after August 15, there is a $35 late fee)

Hotel Reservations – The Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria is located at 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Hotel reservations must be booked and cancelled through the The Crowne Plaza.  The room rate is $139.00 for single/double.  All guest rooms are listed under TAPS 2017 Paralegal Division of the State Bar. To reserve a guest room, either register online, or call 972-980-8877, press 1 for reservations and request the group rate for TAPS 2017 Paralegal Division of the State Bar.

Check out the TAPS Sponsors HERE.

We have a great line up of TAPS Speakers, See Details HERE!

Friday Luncheon Key Note Speaker

Michael A. Ware
Mr. Ware is Board Certified in Criminal Law in Fort Worth.  He is an adjunct professor at Texas Wesleyan School of Law and is the supervisor of the Wesleyan Innocence Project. He is on the board of directors of the Innocence Project of Texas.

Michael Ware will discuss the Texas “Junk Science” statute and how it helped lead to the release of the “San Antonio Four”.

In the late 1990s, Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez were tried and convicted of performing “satanic ritual abuse” on two young girls.  They were given lengthy prison sentences.  “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” is a documentary on their accusation, their trials and their struggle for justice and exoneration. The trailer for the movie can be found at http://www.southwestofsalem.com    This movie recently won a Peabody Award and the GLADD Media Award for Best Documentary, where Hollywood Stars such as Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Christian Slater and Debra Messing watched as the 4 women, now free, accepted the award.  Mike Ware began his fight for the San Antonio Four’s freedom in 2011 and he will take you through the fight to win justice for the San Antonio 4. He will also talk about the making of the documentary and about his work on other wrongful conviction cases.

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FALL 2017 TEXAS PARALEGAL JOURNAL NOW AVAILABLE

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on September 18, 2017

The Texas Paralegal Journal Digital!

TPJ Fall 2017

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas digital Texas Paralegal Journal (TPJ) Fall 2017 edition is now available!  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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Texas Paralegal Journal – Summer Edition

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on August 15, 2017

The Summer edition of the TPJ is available online. This edition spotlights Professionalism.
Enjoy some summer reading and click on this link to enjoy.

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TAPS Early Bird Extended to August 22!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on July 19, 2017

DON’T MISS OUT

Early bird registration ends August 22!.

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TAPS Unmasqued – Knowledge Awaits

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on July 16, 2017

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas

presents

TAPS UnMasqued
Knowledge Awaits

October 4, 2017 – October 6, 2017

The Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria – Addison, TX

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Registration is Open

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  August 15, 2017

($35 late fee will be added for registrations begining 8/16/2017)

The Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS) will be held in Addison, Texas on October 4 – October 6, 2017.

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 attorneys.

The three-day 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.

Hope to see you all in Addison for TAPS 2017 – TAPS UnMasqued – Knowledge Awaits! More details at www.txpd.org/taps.

All TAPS registration is required via online available on the Division’s website using a credit card, check, or money order (mo). If paying by check or money order, please note that a check/mo number is required before registration is accepted, and there is a $5.00 handling fee for all payments by check/mo. In addition, if paying by check or money order, payment must be mailed and received within 10 days of registration (include a copy of the confirmation registration page with the check being submitted). Note:  All checks and money orders along with a copy of the confirmation form should be mailed to:  Paralegal Division, P. O. Box 19163, Amarillo, TX  79114.

Registration Online HERE. (after August 15, there is a $35 late fee)

Hotel Reservations – The Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria is located at 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Hotel reservations must be booked and cancelled through the The Crowne Plaza.  The room rate is $139.00 for single/double.  All guest rooms are listed under TAPS 2017 Paralegal Division of the State Bar. To reserve a guest room, either register online, or call 972-980-8877, press 1 for reservations and request the group rate for TAPS 2017 Paralegal Division of the State Bar.

Check out the TAPS Sponsors HERE.

We have a great line up of TAPS Speakers, See Details HERE!

Friday Luncheon Key Note Speaker

Michael A. Ware
Mr. Ware is Board Certified in Criminal Law in Fort Worth.  He is an adjunct professor at Texas Wesleyan School of Law and is the supervisor of the Wesleyan Innocence Project. He is on the board of directors of the Innocence Project of Texas.

Michael Ware will discuss the Texas “Junk Science” statute and how it helped lead to the release of the “San Antonio Four”.

In the late 1990s, Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez were tried and convicted of performing “satanic ritual abuse” on two young girls.  They were given lengthy prison sentences.  “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” is a documentary on their accusation, their trials and their struggle for justice and exoneration. The trailer for the movie can be found at http://www.southwestofsalem.com    This movie recently won a Peabody Award and the GLADD Media Award for Best Documentary, where Hollywood Stars such as Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Christian Slater and Debra Messing watched as the 4 women, now free, accepted the award.  Mike Ware began his fight for the San Antonio Four’s freedom in 2011 and he will take you through the fight to win justice for the San Antonio 4. He will also talk about the making of the documentary and about his work on other wrongful conviction cases.

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