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Paralegal Division D3 and Fort Worth Paralegal Association Leaders Share

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on August 16, 2015

District 3 of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas and the Fort Worth Paralegal Association hosted the “Paralegals Leading the Future” super-sized ethics luncheon on August 13, 2015 featuring PD Ambassador, Michele Boerder, TBLS-BCP, CP, and Allen Mihecoby, CLAS, RP.  The event was well received and a successful event!  Thank you to the speakers and volunteers who organized the event.

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PD AMBASSADOR – DEBRA CROSBY

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on March 5, 2013

Debra Crosby has been a paralegal for over 30 years and is another Paralegal Division superstar, charter member and Ambassador.

Debra is currently a freelance contract paralegal in Austin. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Houston Baptist University with majors in English and Speech. She also received her Masters in public address and communication from the University of North Texas.

Debra serDebra Crosbyved on the State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Paralegals, and served on the Legal Assistant Advisory Commission for the preparation, administration and grading of the first Specialty Certification Examinations for Legal Assistants (paralegals). She has also held many positions with the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas including Texas Paralegal Journal (TPJ) Editor, Chair of the Long Range Planning Task Force, and Chair of the Annual Meeting Committee. She also served the PD as Director of District 5 for six years and was PD President from 1993 to 1995. In 2002, the PD gave her the Award of Excellence for her many years of volunteer service.

She is also a charter member of the Alamo Area Professional Legal Assistants and has held several positions with the organization including President.

Debra resides in Austin, TX along with her husband, Russ Johnson, an attorney.

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Michele Boerder, CP, TBLS – a PD Ambassador

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on November 28, 2012

Michele Boerder is a litigation paralegal with K&L Gates in Dallas, Texas and has 30 years of experience. She has a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, and has an A.A. from the El Centro College Paralegal Program in 1979.

She is a Board Certified Paralegal – Civil Trial, Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Certified Paralegal (“CP” through NALA) as well as a past President of the Paralegal Division, State Bar of Texas and a past President of the Dallas Area Paralegal Association.

Michele also has served on the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Committee (1991 – 2009), the TBLS Paralegal Civil Trial Commission, NFPA’s Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam Standards Committee, and Paralegal Today magazine’s editorial review board.

She received the Dallas Area Paralegal Association’s Paralegal of the Year Award in 1995, NFPA’s Paralegal of the Year award in 2005 and the Dallas Area Paralegal Association Lifetime Achievement award in 2006.

Thank you to Michele for all of her service.

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