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

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PARALEGALS
Texas Bar College
Associate Membership
PRIDE & PROFESSIONALISM

Have you thought of becoming a member of the Texas Bar College?  Here are some of the benefits:

Benefits of Membership

We are an honor society chartered in 1981 by the Supreme Court of Texas. We recognize and represent lawyers, paralegals and judges that make an extraordinary commitment to professional education. Here’s why you should consider investing the initial $35 membership fee to become one of us:

JOIN FORCES with the elite group of lawyers, paralegals and judges who lead our profession.

DISTINGUISH YOURSELF by displaying The College membership on your letterhead, your business cards, on your website, and in professional notices in public media.

CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY to adjust your compensation as a paralegal, commensurate with your special status as a member of the College.

QUALIFY FOR DISCOUNTS when attending live or video programs of TexasBarCLE, the State Bar’s award winning CLE department.

RECEIVE A DISCOUNT on the registration fee for the College’s annual “Summer School Course,” presented by TexasBarCLE, which provides updates in all major areas of practice.

GET A FREE ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION TO THE ONLINE LIBRARY, a service of www.TexasBarCLE.com, which provides searchable, 24-7 access to TexasBarCLE course materials from 1998 to date.

Additional benefits and the Paralegal Application can be found at http://texasbarcollege.com/MembershipParalegal.html

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Paralegal Division – Webinar 1/25/17

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

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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

Join us for a Webinar
The audio and slides for this course are through your computer.

NOTE: This program uses the latest version of Adobe Flash.  If you do not have Adobe Flash installed, you will be prompted to download the latest version.  Adobe Flash – Click HERE to install or update.   You may need to close and restart your browser for changes to take effect.  Once you have successfully installed Flash, a test video will appear. If you receive the Webcast Test screen and have audio, your system has been tested successfully.

January 25, 2017 (Wednesday)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (CST)
Legal Research, Citation and Writing
Credits:  1 CLE Hour, TBLS Approved Practice Areas:  Bankruptcy Law, Civil Trial Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Trial Law and Real Estate Law

Speaker:  Benjamin S. Walton of Germer, Beaman & Brown, Austin, TX

Topic Summary:  Mr. Walton will discuss: legal research fundamentals; IRAC; how to find statutes, cases and rules; basic rules of legal citation; citation pitfalls; Texas citation; fundamentals of legal writing; and what attorneys and judges look for in legal writing.
(click HERE to register)

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

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PD PRESIDENT-ELECT NOMINATIONS ARE IN

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

The President-Elect nominations are in!  Two individuals stepped up to lead the Paralegal Division, and the Board of Directors will cast their vote for the best candidate for their district by January 31, 2017.  The Executive Committee members will be elected in Mid-February at the Board of Directors’ meeting in Austin.  Good luck to everyone!

You can read more about the President-Elect hopefuls, Stephanie Sterling (District 4 Director and Parliamentarian) and Jay Williams (District 2 Director and Treasurer) here https://txpd.org/contacts.asp

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The Texas Paralegal Journal – Digital

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

Check out the Winter 2017 Texas Paralegal Journal, all Digital!  Hope you enjoy.

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Deadline for President-Elect Nominations-Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on January 9, 2017

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NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS/ELECTION OF PRESIDENT-ELECT

 Pursuant to Standing Rule XIV of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, notice is hereby given of an election for the office of 2017-2018 President-Elect.  This election will be held by electronic mail during the month of January 2017 by the Board of Directors.

Qualifications for serving as President Elect of the Paralegal Division are contained in Standing Rules XIV as follows:

XIV.    OFFICERS

B.  ELIGIBILITY

Any current or past Director who is currently an active member of the Division and who has completed at a minimum a full term (two (2) consecutive years) as Director is eligible to be elected as President or President-Elect.

Any qualified individual who is interested in running for office of President-Elect should forward a one-page resume, together with a letter of intent to run, to the nominations committee chair at the following electronic mail address TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 13, 2017.

Michelle Beecher

Chair, President-Elect Nomination Committee

Alagood Cartwright Burke PC

319 W. Oak Street

Denton, TX 76201

940.891-0002 (o)

mbeecher@dentonlaw.com

Note: In the event the Board of Directors of the Paralegal Division elects an individual who is currently serving as a Director, a vacancy will be declared in the district in which that individual serves.  An election will be held to replace the outgoing Director (President-Elect) at the time the elections for the Board of Directors are regularly scheduled.

 

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In Memory – Wendi Atwood Rogers, CP, TBLS

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

Rogers, WendyWith sorrow, we mourn the loss of one of our own, Wendi Atwood Rogers, CP, TBLS.  Wendi was a natural leader.  She was a long-time member of the Paralegal Division, a past President, District 2 Director, and Paralegal Division Ambassador.  But Wendi was so much more than a leader and volunteer for the Paralegal Division, she was a champion for paralegals everywhere. Wendi had a long career as an exceptional paralegal starting in 1986, was an incredible mentor who helped launch the paralegal careers of countless people, and continuously encouraged others to volunteer and get involved.  Not only was Wendi’s professional life the best she could make it, but her personal life was as well. Wendi and her husband lived on a ranch where they raised their two children and cattle, where she was an active member of the community and served God.  She is survived by her husband, son and daughter, sister, and parents.  She leaves us with big shoes to fill in every area of life.  Although we will  greatly miss her infectious smile and positive attitude, Wendi would want all of us to pass on her goodwill.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! From the Paralegal Division

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on December 30, 2016

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Happy Holidays from the Texas Paralegal Division

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on December 23, 2016

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PD Nominations of President-Elect

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on December 18, 2016

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NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS/ELECTION OF PRESIDENT-ELECT

 Pursuant to Standing Rule XIV of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, notice is hereby given of an election for the office of 2017-2018 President-Elect.  This election will be held by electronic mail during the month of January 2017 by the Board of Directors.

Qualifications for serving as President Elect of the Paralegal Division are contained in Standing Rules XIV as follows:

XIV.    OFFICERS

B.  ELIGIBILITY

Any current or past Director who is currently an active member of the Division and who has completed at a minimum a full term (two (2) consecutive years) as Director is eligible to be elected as President or President-Elect.

Any qualified individual who is interested in running for office of President-Elect should forward a one-page resume, together with a letter of intent to run, to the nominations committee chair at the following electronic mail address TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 13, 2017.

Michelle Beecher
Chair, President-Elect Nomination Committee
Alagood Cartwright Burke PC
319 W. Oak Street
Denton, TX 76201
940.891-0002 (o)
mbeecher@dentonlaw.com

Note: In the event the Board of Directors of the Paralegal Division elects an individual who is currently serving as a Director, a vacancy will be declared in the district in which that individual serves.  An election will be held to replace the outgoing Director (President-Elect) at the time the elections for the Board of Directors are regularly scheduled.

 

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D3 in the Texas Bar Journal

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on December 16, 2016

The Texas Paralegal Day Luncheon hosted by District 3 of the Paralegal Division was included in the December 2016 Texas Bar Journal!

We appreciate the support of the Texas Bar, and thank you for including District 3 in the Texas Bar Journal.  You can check it out by clicking on the link to the Texas Bar Journal.

 

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