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Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on September 10, 2015



For Members of the Paralegal Division – District 3

Thursday, October 15, 2105 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

1.0 hr CLE (anticipated)



The Gardens Restaurant

(at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens)

3220 Rock Springs Road

Fort Worth, Texas 76107


The cost is $15.00 for the CLE & Luncheon.

Door Prizes and Goodie Bags!

Seating is limited to the first 45 RSVPs – Pre-Registration Required.

For confirmed RSVP– Send payment and the attached RSVP sheet

Must be postmarked by October 1, 2015.

Special Thanks To Our Luncheon Sponsors

TR and DTIDayne.Tracy@thomsonreuters.com and Patty.Moreno@DTIGlobal.com

For more information, please contact Mary Wintermote, District 3 Director at District3@txpd.org

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Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on November 2, 2014

TX Paralegal Day Seal



In Dallas, District 2 joined with the Dallas Area Paralegal Association, the North Texas Paralegal Association and the J.L. Turner Association Paralegal Section to host their 12th Annual Texas Paralegal Day joint celebration at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.  This year’s theme was “Flying High in Your Profession” with Gary Kennedy, former general counsel for American Airlines.  Mr. Kennedy spoke on attributes that he looks for in paralegals and what he seeks in a successful legal team member. Michele Boerder read the Texas Senate Proclamation No. 1144, declaring every October 23rd Texas Paralegal Day.

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District 3 had its Paralegal Day Luncheon on October 15th! It was held at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Fort Worth. Reservations filled up within three days! The moderator was Tarrant County Bar Association President, Mike Henry, Esq. Mr. Henry read Proclamation No. 1144. The speaker was Bill Bowers, Esq. He gave a very insightful presentation on “Tips for Being an Ethical Paralegal.” Both were very complimentary of each other, the paralegal profession, and the program. There were door prizes and wonderful goodie bags. A big thank you to our sponsors, iDocket, Kim Tindall & Associates, and dessert sponsor, Thomson Reuters. Also, a big thank you to District 3 team leaders for all of their efforts!

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District 4 of the State Bar of Texas – Paralegal Division and Capital Area Paralegal Association members attended their joint Texas Paralegal Day Celebration. Thursday, October 23 from 6-8 pm at the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, in the Creekside Room (2nd Floor) located at 701 E. 11th Street, Austin from 6pm – 8pm.  The keynote speaker was  Karin Crump, Austin Attorney, Mediator and Judge-Elect of the 250th District Court of Travis County.  District 4 hosted a Cocktail Reception with Hors D’oeuvres, Dessert, Cash Bar, Door Prizes from their sponsors.

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District 5 joined the two local organizations, Alamo Area Paralegal Association and South Texas Organization of Paralegals, to put on the 11th Annual San Antonio Paralegal Day Celebration.  The president-elect of the State Bar, Allen DuBois, was our keynote and, in keeping with our theme, The Winds of Change, gave a great presentation about the evolution in the practice of law, and then discussed some of the initiatives he intends to pursue when he steps into office next May.

Due to the success of the event over the years, we were able to donate $1800 to the San Antonio Bar Association, Community Justice Program, which is the largest local pro bono program in the area.

Last, but not least, Sharon Vetters was awarded Paralegal of the Year.  Her attorney wrote a lovely letter of recommendation about the nature of their practice, spanning 30+ years.  It was a great day for District 5, and I wish all other paralegals a Happy Paralegal Day – today, tomorrow, and every day!


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Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on November 11, 2012

It’s Post Texas Paralegal Day and Pre Thanksgiving Day.  What better time to celebrate those that planned, hosted, contributed to and attended all of the Texas Paralegal Day celebrations around the State.  Colleagues around the state enjoyed various forms of celebration in their career with like-minded colleagues, supported lawyers and judges, and students of the profession.  Enjoy some of the photographs of those celebrations below until we celebrate again next year!

From District 2’s Paralegal Day Celebration, Justice Mary Murphy:

From Houston’s Paralegal Day celebration:

District 14’s Paralegal Day Cake:



From the 9TH Annual San Antonio Paralegal Day Celebration:

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Texas Paralegal Day 2010

Posted by PD Membership on October 20, 2010

TX Paralegal Day SealTEXAS PARALEGAL DAY  –  OCTOBER 23, 2010

The State Bar of Texas was the first bar association in the United States to create a separate division for paralegals.  The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas (the “Division”) was created on October 23, 1981, and has been in existence for 29 years.

In honor of the many contributions made by the paralegal community and the Paralegal Division, the Senate of the State of Texas adopted Proclamation No. 1144, recognizing October 23rd as Texas Paralegal Day.

Please join in the celebration of Texas Paralegal Day on October 23, 2010.

Texas Paralegal Day celebrations are taking place across the state!  Events will be posted alphabetically by city; more details will be added as they become available.

Austin – Paralegal Day Celebration

Date: Friday, October 22, 2010

Time:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:  One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves, Austin, Texas

Contact:  Melissa Bourque or Jennifer Guernica, capatx.org

Sponsoring Organizations:  Capital Area Paralegal Association (CAPA)

Additional Information:  There will very special guest speaker and the Paralegal of the Year Award will be announced.


Beaumont – Paralegal Day Celebration

Date:  Thursday, October 21, 2010

Time:  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701

Contact:  Caryl McBroon (409) 832-3737, caryl@brasherattorney.com

Sponsoring Organization:  Paralegal Division – D10, Southeast Texas Association of Paralegals (SETAP)

Additional Information:  Cost is $25.00 per person.  Come and join us celebrate this special day.  Our guest speaker will be Evelyn Lord.  Also,  the Paralegal of the Year will be elected and the fall scholarships will be awarded.


Corpus Christi – Paralegal Day Celebration

Date:  Friday, October 22, 2010

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location:  Cassidy’s Irish Pub, 601 N. Water Street, Corpus Christi, TX

Contact:  Laura Rogers or Alice Sheets (361) 888-9201

Sponsoring Organizations: Paralegal Division – D8 and DEPOTEXAS

Additional Information:  Cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  Sponsor will provide free goodies to all attendees. Come and learn about the benefits and opportunities offered by joining the Division.  Come mingle and have a good time!


Denton – Paralegal Day Celebration

Date:  Thursday, October 21, 2010

Time:  5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:   620 W. Hickory Street, Denton, Texas 76201

Contact:  Sunnie Palmer (940) 383-2674

Sponsoring Organization:  Paralegal Division – D12, Denton County Paralegal Association (DCPA) and Joseph F. Zellmer, P.C.

Additional Information:  Come, have fun and join us celebrate Paralegal Day.  Our sponsors have graciously provided the food and drinks free of charge.


Fort Worth – Paralegal Day Celebration / Career Day

Date:  October 26, 2010

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Family Law Center, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 200 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Contact: Michele Rayburn, (817) 338-1707, ext. 222, or m.rayburn@wallach-law.com

Sponsoring Organization: Paralegal Division – District 3

Additional Information:   Join the PD for a day of CLE and celebration.  Earn 4.5 hours of CLE from speakers including the Honorable J. Wade Birdwell of the 342nd Judicial District Court.  Event is free of charge and includes a luncheon. Registration required; submit to Michele Rayburn by 10/22/10.

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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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District 4 and CAPA to celebrate Paralegal Day

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on September 28, 2009

Paralegal Division District 4 and Capital Area Paralegal Association are hosting a Paralegal Day Social in Austin on October 22nd from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel, located at 701 E. 11th Street. State Senator Kirk Watson is attending as a guest speaker. The event is free to all PD and CAPA members and $5 for non-members! RSVP to RSVP@capatx.org! Don’t Miss It!

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