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Thank you to our Paralegal Day Sponsors!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on November 18, 2009

On October 23, 1981, the State Bar of Texas became the first bar association in the United States to create a separate division for paralegals. Recognizing the importance of paralegal professionals in the legal community, beginning in 2005, during each session, the Texas House of Representatives signed proclamations acknowledging October 23rd as “Paralegal Day” (in recognition of the anniversary of the founding of the Paralegal Division), for one or two years at a time. However on January 22, 2009, the Texas Senate issued Proclamation No. 1144, declaring October 23rd to be Texas Paralegal Day indefinitely.

Proclamation No. 1144 states, in part, that “Paralegals are vital resources to their firms, performing valuable services for and under the direction of an attorney, and their work requires a thorough knowledge of legal concepts and facts. October 23 marks the anniversary of the founding of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, a division established to promote high standards of conduct, professional ethics, and responsibility through continuing legal education and cooperation with the State Bar of Texas. The goals of the Paralegal Division are to achieve more economical and improved legal services throughout the state, to focus on benefits for its members and the paralegal profession, and to develop opportunities, incentives, and recognition for legal education. Through their exceptional talents and expertise, paralegals provide valuable services that contribute significantly to the efficient functioning of the judicial system in the Lone Star State and they are indeed worthy of special recognition.

With sincere appreciation, the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas would like to recognize the following firms for their support of the many Texas Paralegal Day celebrations held across the state:

•Ajilon Legal
•American Litigation Technology
•Austin Process, LLC
•Baker & McKenzie, LLP
•Brown & Hofmeister, LLP
•Bryan Cave LLP
•Capitol Services
•Chalker Flores, LLP
•Confidential Communications International, Ltd.
•CT Corporation
•Easy Serve, LLC
•Esquire Deposition Services
•Event Photography by Alex Long
•Flashback Data, LLC
•John Foster Court Reporting
•Gruber Hurst Hohansen Hail
•HG Litigation
•Koons, Fuller, Vanden Eykel & Robertson
•KTS Litigation
•Lexis Nexis
•Locke, Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP
•Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP
•McElroy Translation
•National Legal
•Nell McCallum & Associates, Inc.
•New England Financial
•Open Door Solutions
•Providus – Dallas & Houston
•Registered Agent Solutions, inc.
•Robert Half Legal
•Safran USA Inc.
•Settle Pou
•The Silvera Firm
•Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry – Longview
•Michael C. Smith, Attorney at Law – Marshall
•Sunbelt Reporting & Litigation Services
•Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
•Texas Corporate & Family Investigations
•Texas Star Services
•Unlimited Production Group
•US Legal Support
•Wells Lit Support

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