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Virtual Workshop

MENTORS: GPS to the Road of Life!

Sponsored by:

Dallas Area Paralegal Association

Wendi A. Rogers Mentor/Protege Program

and

The Wendi Atwood Rogers Memorial Fund

Saturday, August 29, 2o2o

1O:OO a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

virtual Zoom workshop

REGISTER

Join us for sessions including types and takeaways of mentorship, leadership, and technology to help guide your life - including a special message on mentoring from the Mayor of Dallas, Eric Johnson

All participants will be entered into a drawing for door prizes, including Starbucks gift cards, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn and Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life R:s Achieve Prosperity Today by Lisa Nichols

For more information and to register for this event, please e-mail:

Cynthia Minchillo at withwendishelp@gmail.com

or visit

www.withwendi.org and www.dallasparalegals.org

This FREE program is presented in memory of Wendi A. Rogers, a consummate mentor, leader and friend. Wendi helped shape and propel the careers of many paralegals.

This program promotes what Wendi modeled: a willingness to share skills, knowledge, connections and expertise. While presented at no charge, we would appreciate you considering a monetary donation to the Wendi Atwood Rogers Memorial Fund.

Download the flyer here

You are invited to the following event:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Virtual Tour

When: August 28, 2020 2:00 PM, PDT
Where: ZOOM

Will you be attending?

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EVENT DETAILS:

Notorious RBG
Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum

Join us for a virtual tour of Notorious RBG Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg currently on exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. 

Click here to see a video about the exhibit.

All ticket sale proceeds will be earmarked for the domestic violence fund at The Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice "CEJ". During these unprecedented times, CEJ has reported a significant increase in cases of domestic violence. CEJ is in need of our support so that they can continue to serve those in our community who are in need.

 Read more about CEJ here.

This event is open to non-OPA members. If you would like to share this opportunity, guests may use the following link to register for this event:

 https://oregonparalegals.org/event-3936836

Thank you to our sponsors for making it possible to bring this virtual exhibit to you:

Zoom access information will be provided in your confirmation email upon successfully completing your registration and again on the day before the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best regards,
Oregon Paralegal Association

  Virtual Events and CLE's

 Veritext - Remote Proceedings-Preparation, Tools & Tactics - 8/12/20 - 1-2 pm

Surviving Discovery in the Age of Social Media

When: August 12, 2020 12:00 PM, PDT

Oh, Canada Due Diligence - 

8/20/20 - 1-2 pm


Find more information on each of these virtual events under the Continuing Education, CLE link on our website. 

or click here


VENDOR DIRECTORY

WMPA thanks its sponsors

WELCOME

Western Massachusetts Paralegal Association Inc. ("WMPA") is a voluntary, nonprofit association that formed in 1988 to promote the professional development and continuing education of paralegals in the Western Massachusetts area.

Click here for the 2020 WMPA membership form.

Click here for the WMPA brochure
 

 



WHY JOIN A PROFESSIONAL
 

ASSOCIATION?

If you are interested in furthering your career, joining a professional association is a good start. There are associations for nearly every profession or area of interest and many have national, state and regional chapters available to join. An association is a synergistic group, meaning that the effect of a collection of people is greater than just one person. So, how exactly can becoming part of this synergistic group help further your career goals? Here are some benefits of joining an association.

Enhance your network:

For most people, creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group allows you to have a sense of security and trust. From this, you are able to support and help one another in reaching your professional goals. Associations sponsor numerous events throughout the year that allow you to connect with your peers. You can share ideas, ask for advice, volunteer to be a speaker or become a member of a committee. Since most associations have national or local conferences, you can participate and have the opportunity to learn about breaking news in your career, learn "best practices" or new ideas, hear about key achievers in your field and also meet and brainstorm with others who are also looking to share and learn new information. Another benefit of enhancing your network is that you may find a mentor to help you with your professional needs or you may be in a position to become a mentor to someone else. Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. Participating in forums, chat groups or discussion boards sponsored by the association is also a great way to grow your network. This allows you to use your peers as sounding boards and often make some great friends with the same interests as you.

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ABA DECISION REGARDING DEFINITION OF PARALEGALS 

The Committee to Market the Paralegal Profession is extremely excited to report that the ABA House of Delegates voted to adopt a change to the definition of paralegal.  After 23 years, the term paralegal shall no longer be synonymous with the phrase legal assistant according to the ABA.  This vote is the culmination of the Committee to Market the Paralegal Profession’s efforts to educate the legal community as directed by the delegates in 2016.  Through the Committee’s communications with the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals, we were able to convince the ABA that a paralegal is a different entity than a legal assistant or legal secretary and they should not be defined synonymously.  This was the Committee’s first objective in the overall goal to educate the legal community and the public about paralegals.  With this success, the Committee will be meeting soon to plan our next step in this process.  If anyone is interested in assisting the Committee with this project, please contact Lori Boris, RP, McCP, VP and Director of Positions and Issues or Ron Badua, VP and Director of Marketing.


 

 


Do you need help with your resume or can you spare a few minutes to help others with their resume? 

Hop on over to the resume review group and get started!

Resume Review Assistance (Facebook Group)


NFPA announces the Certification FastTrack Pilot Program is now live! All FastTrack program details and links can be found on NFPA's website.

With our members at the forefront of our thoughts, and in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic and the pending economic impact, we hope this streamlined program will aid our paralegal community in both achieving and maintaining certification.

This unique pilot program will streamline the reviews of PACE and PCCE applications and renewal applications; eliminates many of the cumbersome, antiquated and confusing document requirements; and has a quicker turnaround on reviews and decisions. The FastTrack Program also has reduced application and renewal fees.

Questions about the certification program can be submitted to certifications@paralegals.org.

We thank you for your continued support and involvement with NFPA!


 

 

 

 


 


 



 



 


 






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