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PARALEGALS – Texas Bar College Membership

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on January 23, 2018

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Paralegal Division – MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on January 18, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

District 2

Melissa Leslie, TBLS-BCP, received Dallas Area Paralegal Association’s Paralegal of the Year award at the Holiday Luncheon held last month.

District 3

Doris Jackson will be receiving the Tarrant County Bar Foundation’s TVAS Paralegal Volunteer Pro-Bono Award at a ceremony on 1/24.

Mary Wintermote was named Fort Worth Paralegal Association’s 2017 Paralegal of the Year at their Annual Holiday Luncheon.

District 4

Brittany Posadas passed her exam in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

District 15

Three members passed their special exam in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization:

  1. Andrew Liesman

Thornton, Biechlin, Reynolds & Guerra, L.C.
*Note: Andrew also serves as a Sub-Chair in the Professional Development Committee!

  1. Carmen Anthol

Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano, LLP

*Note: Carmen serves as Sub-Chair in the Publications Committee and the as Sub-Chair in the Public Relations Committee.

  1. Rose Ouderkirk

Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano, LLP

*Note: Rose serves as a Sub-Chair in the Membership Committee and was appointed by the President in December 2017 to serve on the Website Development Ad Hoc Committee.

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Texas Paralegal Journal – Winter edition now available

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on January 12, 2018

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas

The Texas Paralegal Journal Digital!

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas digital Texas Paralegal Journal (TPJ) is available!

Please take the time to review the digital TPJ!

It offers direct links to the websites of advertising vendors and other websites in the magazine.

This issue of the TPJ includes important information about President-Elect nominations and proposed by-law changes.

You can review the magazine here.

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GIFT YOURSELF – PARALEGAL DIVISION ONLINE STORE

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on January 7, 2018

PARALEGAL DIVISION ONLINE STORE

Visit the PD online store today!

The State Bar of Texas was the first bar association in the United States to create a separate division for paralegals. The Division was created on October 23, 1981, and charged with “enhancing legal assistants’ participation in the administration of justice, professional responsibility, and public service  in cooperation with the State Bar.”  The term “legal assistants” later was changed to “paralegals.”  The Division looks forward to fulfilling its mandate enthusiastically, energetically and professionally.

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas offers members merchandise to promote the paralegal profession and their membership of the Paralegal Division

http://www.cafepress.com/paralegaldivision

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NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT – PARALEGAL DIVISION

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on January 5, 2018

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PD – MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

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District 3 Member Susy Johnson is completing her year as President of the Fort Worth Paralegal Association.   Jessica Amyett will serve as the 2018-2019 President and Monty Mayes will serve as President-Elect.  Congratulations!

 Susi Boss was awarded Paralegal of the Year at the District 5 and San Antonio Paralegal Association Paralegal day Luncheon on October 27, 2017.

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District 4’s Paralegal Day Celebration

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

District 4 of The Paralegal Division and the Capital Area Paralegal Association co-hosted their Paralegal Day Celebration on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Sterling Events Center in Austin, Texas.

There was a cocktail reception, and the keynote speaker was The Honorable Darlene Byrne, Judge of the 126th Civil District Court of Travis County.  District 4 Director Pam Etie and PD Membership Chair Francesca Romans provided a history of Texas Paralegal Day and discussed the importance of membership in the PD and the local association.  A raffle for a $100.00 gift card was held to benefit Austin Disaster Relief, and raffle sales produced over $300.00 for that cause.

In addition, CAPA presented its 2017 Paralegal of the Year Award to Brittany Posadas, who is also a member of PD District 4. Congratulations to Brittany Posadas!!

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District 4 would like to recognize the following sponsors and thank them for their sponsorship:

Paralegal Champion Sponsors:

Texas File

File & Serve Texas

Paralegal Supporters:

                Chamberlain McHaney                                                   Professional Civil Process

EasyServe                                                                           Kim Tindall & Associates

The Legal Connection                                                       Esquire Deposition Solutions

The group photo includes (L-R) Brenda Colvin, Kristina Kennedy, Kara O’Shaughnessy, PD President-Elect Stephanie Sterling, PD Membership Chair Francesca Romans, PD District 4 Director Pam Etie, and CAPA President Carli Collins.

 

 

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District 7 – Paralegal Day Celebration

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on October 25, 2017

District 7 had a wonderful social event for Paralegal Day last night at the Imperial Taproom in Canyon, Texas. We enjoyed wonderful food, libations, and most importantly fellowship among fellow paralegals!

D7 PD Day

Many thanks to File & Serve Xpress (Jesse Guerrero) for providing a door prize, information about their services, and a small gift for everyone who attended!

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Paralegal Day and CLE – From District 3

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on October 25, 2017

The D3 Paralegal Day luncheon took place at Pappadeaux Restaurant in Fort Worth.  We had 63 attending paralegals and guests.  Chad Baruch from the Johnston Tobey Baruch law firm presented “Chameleon Legal Writing:  How to Write to Your Reader.”  Through the generosity of our vendors and sponsors, there were several door prizes as well as goodie bags for each attendee

D3 also held its first multi-hour Saturday “D-3 Wild West CLE” was held at the Granbury Resort & Conference Center in Granbury, TX on October 21, 2017.   The Wild West CLE allowed paralegals to earn 4 hours of TBLS approved CLE.  The topics included an update on the 85th Legislature, a presentation on cybersecurity geared more to paralegals in small to mid-sized law firms;  a legal writing refresher discussing how to obtain clarity in your writing, and an update on paralegal ethics.   Due to the generous contributions of several vendors, the District was able to provide approximately 50 paralegals with the CLE at no cost.    Because the event was held outside of  Fort Worth, area paralegals from the southern and western parts of District 3 were able to attend.

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Paralegal Membership in the Texas Bar College

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

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