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District 4 Member Accomplishment

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on February 10, 2017

District 4 member, Marnee Bolen, obtained her board certification in family law through Texas Board of Legal Specialization!

Congratulations to Marnee Bolen

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Litigation Nuts and Bolts-CAPA, D4

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on February 8, 2017

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CAPA and Paralegal Division District 4

Present the 3rd Annual Joint Spring CLE Seminar

Litigation Nuts and Bolts: Trial Prep & Voir Dire

on March 24, 2017

Join your fellow paralegals for a full day CLE Seminar providing 6 hours of CLE. Register by March 10, 2017 to avoid late registration charges. Register at www.capatx.org and pay online!

CAPA/PD Members: $65 (Late registration $85)
Non-Members: $90 (Late registration $110)
Free Parking in Lot 40

Capital Area Paralegal Association and Paralegal Division District 4

www.capatx.org
www.txpd.org

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Donate Blood with PD D4 and CAPA!

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

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Paralegals Share the Love – Give Blood!
Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, District 4
and the Capital Area Paralegal Association
February 2017 Blood Drive

Please join your fellow District 4 and CAPA paralegals in giving blood during our February 2017 blood drive. Community Service on your own time!

Make an appointment or drop in to any of the central Texas “We Are Blood” donor center locations and donate during the Month of February. Simply use the code: C726 when you make your donation to ensure that it is credited to our blood drive.

Austin North

4300 N. Lamar Blvd.

Austin, Texas 78756

512-206-1266

Hours:

M W F: 8a – 5p

Tu Th:   8a – 6p

Sa:  8a – 3p

Su:  10a – 3p

Round Rock
2132 North Mays, Ste 900

Round Rock, TX 78664

512-206-1266

Hours:

M Tu F: 8a – 6p

Sa:  8a – 3p

W Th Su:  CLOSED

Austin South

3100 W. Slaughter Lane

Austin, Texas 78748

512-206-1266

M Th F: 8a – 6p

Sa:  10a – 3p

W Tu Sa:  CLOSED

 

 

BELL COUNTY

Make an appointment to donate at the Scott & White Blood Center or donate at an area blood drive during the Month of February. The Scott & White Blood Center is the only local, hospital-based blood center in Central Texas. Your donations stay right here in your community to help your friends and neighbors.

The Blood Center is located at the Temple Hospital in Room 115 across the McLane Dining Room. To schedule an appointment to donate at the Blood Center or an area blood drive: Call 877-724-HERO (4376) or Request online

Blood Center Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Once you have donated, please email your District 4 Director, Stephanie Sterling at District4@txpd.org to report it and be added to the total numbers.

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PD Has a New President-Elect!

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

Congratulations to Stephanie Sterling!  Stephanie has been elected as the 2017-2018 President-Elect of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas!

Stephanie is a Board Certified Paralegal in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and works for DuBois, Bryant & Campbell, LLP in Austin, Texas. She has been a member of PD since 2003, and concurrently served as the District 4 Director and  Parliamentarian.

We look forward to the next chapter of the Paralegal Division.

 

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PD District 16 – Spring CLE Brush Up March 31, 2017

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on February 1, 2017

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DISTRICT 16 – SPRING CLE BRUSH UP

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:30AM to 1:30 PM
EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY
Stanton Tower Auditorium
100 N. Stanton Street, El Paso, Texas 79901

4 CLE hours approved by NALA and TBLS hours are pending in:
Criminal Law, Civil Trial Law, Personal Injury, Probate & Estate Planning
Family Law, and Real Estate Law

Registration fee includes speakers’ papers, continental breakfast, box lunch & parking
(if paid before March 10)
PD Members: $45.00
Non-Members: $55.00
Students: $15.00

7:30 am Registration and continental breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am Avoiding Litigation in Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements
Josh Rhoads, Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C.
9:00 am breakfast sponsor presentation (10 min)
9:10 am Break (10 min)
9:20 – 10:20 am Criminal Law, its implications in Civil Law, Personal Injury Law and Family Law
David Ferrell, David J. Ferrell, PLLC
10:20 – 11:20am Probate – the Hard Way
Gregory Martin, Kemp Smith Law
11:20 am Break (10 min)
11:30 – 12:30 pm Written Communications— a Must Have Paralegal Skill
Clara Luna Buckland, C.P., El Paso Electric Company,
12:30 pm Boxed Lunch Sponsor presentation – Express Records (10 min)
12:45 – 1:30pm lunch and written communications Q&As

If you have any questions, please contact your District 16 CLE Sub-Chairs:
Clara Luna Buckland, CP at 915.521.4659 or Clara.Buckland@epelectric.com
Kim Lowry, CP at 915.546.5329 or Kim.Lowry@kempsmith.com

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PD – D11 2017 West Texas Seminar

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on February 1, 2017

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2017 West Texas Seminar

Co-sponsored by the Paralegal Association/Permian Basin,

District 11, Paralegal Division – State Bar of Texas

Midland County Bar Association

We are pleased to announce this year’s West Texas Seminar to be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the MIDLAND COLLEGE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Midland, Texas – Room 160 Lecture Hall

Attendees will receive Texas CLE credit, including one (1) hour of ethics.

Registration fees are as follows:

Attorneys                        $85.00

Paralegals/Legal Staff  $75.00

Judges                               $50.00

Students                          $10.00

Registration brochure to follow.

Please contact Jan McDaniel, CP at jmcdaniel@lcalawfirm.com with any questions.

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PD Member Accomplishment

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on January 22, 2017

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Letisia “Letty”Rodriguez, Paralegal to Lance A. Kirby and District 15 member, just became board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Congratulations to Letty!

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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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