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PD ANNUAL MEETING – COME JOIN US! REGISTRATION DEADLINE – MAY 29

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

Annual Meeting PARALEGAL DIVISION
State Bar of Texas Friday, June 23, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Galleria-Addison
14315 Midway Road – Addison, Texas

cLOUD

Keynote Speaker:
Peter Vogel
of Gardere
“Keep Investigations about Cyber Intrusions Confidential and
Reporting Cyber Intrusions in the US and Around the World”
(Vogel-Approved for 1.0 hr. TBLS CLE in Criminal and Civil Law)

Morning Speakers: Tom Mighell, Contoural, Inc. – “Collaboration and Productivity Tools for Law Firms – 2017 Update” (Mighell-TBLS CLE approval pending) and Robert J. Bogdanowicz, III, Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, LLP – “Your Case in the Cloud: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls & Security Issues When Using Cloud Storage” (Bogdanowicz-Approved for 1.0 TBLS CLE in Civil Trial Law, Personal Injury Trial Law, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Family Law, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law, and Real Estate Law)
3 hrs. of CLE (including .50 Ethics/*TBLS approval noted above)

Registration Fee: $55 on or before May 29, 2017 Late Registration $60 – May 30, 2017 – June 5, 2017
(Fee includes CLE, lunch, and parking)
Registration is online ONLY @ http://www.txpd.org
QUESTIONS? Contact Melody Johnson, CP, @ am@txpd.org

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PD District 4 Membership Appreciation Social

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on May 12, 2017

It has been an excellent year for District 4!  They celebrated their members with a social including food and drinks at Trudy’s South Star in Austin on May 4th.  

A special thanks to Pam Etie for helping to organize the event, and thank you to our generous sponsors, The Legal Connection, Inc. who gifted drinks, and Capitol Services, Inc. who sponsored food for the attendees !!

Thank you District 4 for sharing! 

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CLE Seminar – PD District 15

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on May 4, 2017

PD District 15 Friends/Members:

This is just a friendly reminder that we have our Bankruptcy Seminar scheduled on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at Kittleman Thomas, PLLC.. Scott A. Walsh, (Real Estate & Bankruptcy Attorney/KT Partner), will explain:

(1) What happens when a district court case is removed to bankruptcy court; and

(2) The difference between a bankruptcy proceeding vs. an adversary proceeding.

This is a free 1.5 hours CLE. Please make a great effort to attend so that you have enough of your required renewal CLE hours. Note: This CLE has been approved by TBLS for civil trial law and bankruptcy law. Come learn something new and show our speaker your support!

Although the Paralegal Division is presenting the seminar at no charge, registration is
required. Please fax your registration form to Edna W. Garza, Kittleman Thomas,
PLLC, at 956/630-5199 or e-mail: egarza@ktattorneys.com, by no later than Friday,
May 5, 2017.

Registration Form
Name:_________________ __ Member of the Paralegal Division ___ Yes ___ No
Firm/Company:_____________________________________________________
Phone Number: _____________________ E-mail:________________________

Time to Renew your Paralegal Division Membership Online: May 1, 2017 – JuFinger with stringly 31, 2017.

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Support for Victims of Canton, TX Tornadoes

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on May 4, 2017

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http://kxan.com/2017/04/30/tornado-destroys-canton-venue-hours-before-hs-prom/

As you have more than likely heard, the Canton area was devastated by tornadoes April 29, 2017.  If you are interested in helping that area via labor, donations or your time, here is some information:

The staging area is at the Canton Fairgrounds.  If you want to help in any way, please call  903-502-0151 and see how you can help.  There are all types of clean-up efforts going on, food service, and collection of necessary items.  The Mayor of Canton, Lou Ann Everett, emphasized to please call that number first as they are the “control booth” for all of the volunteer efforts.  They do not need water, food, or clothing donations because they have no space to store those items at the moment.

You may also access Mayor Everett’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/laeverett1.  There are updates being posted there which include:

  1. Canton/Van Zandt County Tornado relief fund for donations:  VZC Tornado Relief Fund, First State Bank, P. O. Box 428, Canton, Texas 75103.
  2. Facebook page for radio station KWJB 95.1 The Bee has information.
  3. Canton Animal Shelter for rescued animals:  903-567-4880 or 903-603-5024.

Please keep all of these folks in your thoughts and prayers, and if you feel you can help in any way, hopefully this information will give you some direction.

 

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New Features in the Texas Paralegal Journal – We Need Your Submissions!

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

The Texas Paralegal Journal and two new features for the upcoming Summer edition, and is requesting submissions!

The “100 PD” Club – If your firm has 100% Paralegal Division membership, your firm can be listed as being a part of the “100 PD” Club!

Memorials Section – Contributions can be made in remembrance of our PD Members.

Submissions are due MAY 10TH!

Thank you for being a member of the PD, and don’t forget about TAPS 2017!

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SAVE THE DATE – OCTOBER 4-6, 2017 – ADDISON!

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Membership Renewals Due – Renew Online Only!

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

RENEWALS_STARTED

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Paralegal Division Members in the News

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on April 28, 2017

District 3

Joyce Rehill passed the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE) offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and has now earned her RP designation!  Congratulations to Joyce.

Rehill

District 4

Beth Brannon and Carol Smith both passed the Certified Paralegal Exam (CP) offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants and have earned their CP designation!  Congratulations to both Beth and Carol.

Way to go!

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The Paralegal Pulse – now available

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

THE PARALEGAL PULSE
The Paralegal Division News

Check out the April 15, 2017 edition of The Paralegal Pulse by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas.  It is full of important information with links the Spring 2017 Texas Paralegal Journal and upcoming events, including the Annual Meeting in June and TAPS in October!

http://txpd.bmeurl.co/6E9CD4B

PD 35 YR SYMBOL

 

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D4 in the News

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on April 17, 2017

Stephanie Sterling, TBLS-BCP shared with us that she was one of the panelists at the Blinn College Paralegal Program Student Forum on April 13, 2017.  It was a great turnout and the students were excited and appreciative.  Billy Hart, panelist, District 4 member, and founder of the new Brazos County Legal Professionals Association, along with Robert Stanberry, Blinn College Paralegal Program Coordinator and District 4 member, put the event together.

Thank you for sharing Stephanie!

 

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STILL TIME TO SPONSOR THE PD ANNUAL MEETING JUNE 23, 2017 IN ADDISON!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on April 17, 2017

There is still opportunity to become a sponsor for the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.   Available are only 3 spaces for a Silver Sponsor, 3 spaces for a Bronze Sponsor, and one Signage Sponsor.  Please be part of our great 2017 PD Annual Meeting this June by becoming a sponsor.

Contact Susan Davis at vendors@txpd.org!

Thank you to the following sponsors so far:

The Gold Level:

Kim Tindall & Associates 
Vertext Legal Solutions 
File & Serve Xpress
DepoTexas
Metro Video
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The Silver Level:
US Legal
Center for Advanced Legal Services
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Tote Bag Sponsor:
Kim Tindall & Associates

 

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