Please join me in congratulating the following IPA members for their outstanding contribution to IPA
Debi Binkley, Lifetime Achievement Award
Rhonda Murphy, Outstanding Board Member of the Year
Laura Thirion, Paralegal of the Year
Rob Cooper, Outstanding New Member of the Year
Press Release NFPA Convention_Final-2016.docx
IF you were a voting member in 2015-2016 (Jul1/2015-June/2016) and were charged $95 when you processed your renewal (July 2016), please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each voting member who renews their membership is supposed to receive a $10 discount off their annual registration. Sometimes there is a glitch in our system and it misses that. Please let us know if that happens. Again, this only applies to VOTING MEMBERSHIPS. Please note that this only applies to renewals for the 2016-2017 membership year.
Nominations officially open today for the 2016 elections for the following Board positions:
Officer Positions (for a two-year term)
* Vice President and Director of Positions and Issues;
* Vice President and Director of Paralegal Certification; and
* Secretary and Director of Operations.
Region Directors (for a one-year term)
* Regions I, II, III, IV, and V
* ABA Approval Commission Representative (for a three-year term)
(Please note this position begins in Fall 2017)
Board, ABA Approval Commission Representative, and Coordinator Nomination Forms can be found on NFPA’s website and also below for your convenience:
Board Nomination Form (due by August 31st):
(Please notethe Board Nomination Form is currently being updated and a separate announcement will come with the updated link when complete)
**Board candidate statements and resumes are due September 5th to the nominations coordinator**
ABA Approval Commission Representative Form (also due August 31st):
ABA Approval Commission Representative Description and Qualifications
**ABA Approval Commission Representative candidate statements and resumes are due September 5th to the nominations coordinator**
These forms are set to require “Local Leaders” access so the nominators should sign in to the NFPA website before clicking these links.
Coordinator Letter of Interest form (Coordinator positions will not open until September 20th):
**Please note resumes and letters of interest for coordinator forms are to be submitted directly with these forms and do not need to be submitted separately to email@example.com (unless they are submitted at a later time)**
Keep in mind all Coordinator positions (with the exception of certain two- and three-year term positions) will be open for appointment (following this year’s convention) with submissions of Letters of Interest commencing on September 20th. A separate announcement will go out at that time.
Apply for the PACE and PCCE Scholarships
NFPA is accepting applications for the PACE and PCCE scholarships, which cover fees for exams and study materials needed to obtain a paralegal certification. Scholarship recipients will also receive a commemorative plaque and recognition in the National Paralegal Reporter and press release(s).
Apply for the PCCE Scholarship
Apply for the PACE Scholarship
More information about these scholarships
Thomson-Reuters Scholarships Available to Students
NFPA and Thomson-Reuters want to help fund your paralegal education through these annual scholarships available only to students! To apply, complete the application and submit your response to the following essay topic:
Between 2014 and 2024, the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics projects paralegal and legal assistant positions to grow at a rate of eight percent. However, even with excellent job growth, there will be significant competition for these new and existing positions. Once you complete your paralegal program, what factors will make you a successful candidate at a job interview?
Please also submit an original and three copies of the application form, accompanying documentation and one original transcript and two copies.
More information about NFPA/Thomson-Reuters Scholarships
Know Any Paralegals Who Deserve an Award?
Want to see your colleagues--or even yourself--recognized at the NFPA Annual Convention? Nominate them (or, yes, even yourself) for an award! We will present six awards this year, including:
Each award recipient will receive formal recognition during the awards luncheon at the Annual Convention, on the NFPA website, in the National Paralegal Reporter and in press releases.
Email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to NFPA headquarters postmarked by July 1, 2016.
More information about awards nominations
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 IPA Officers and Board of Directors.
Please join us on July 20, 2016 for the swearing in ceremony at our monthly luncheon. See our Events page for more details.
President: Arlene Morris
Vice President: Linda McGirr
Secretary: Lottie Wathen
Treasurer: Tracey Woolsey
CLE Director: Everlla Savage
Education Director: Nichole Miller
Ethics Director: Jamie Collins
Job Bank Director: Julie Johnson
Marketing/PR Director: Laura Thirion
Membership Director: Debi Binkley
Newsletter Director: Robert Cooper
NFPA Primary: Angela Hopson
Technology Director: Anita Haworth
Parliamentarian: Beth Wendling
Monthly Meetings Director: Rhonda Murphy
Fundraising Director: Tonya Brock
Please see the Election Page located at the bottom of our Home Page!!!!
Thomson Reuters Scholarship Deadline Approaching
Thomson Reuters has agreed again this year to sponsor the paralegal student scholarships. All completed applications must be post-marked by July 1, 2016 in order to be considered.
Additional information, including the application and judging criteria for each award, is available on our Awards and Scholarships page.
Support NFPA While Shopping
Father's Day (June 19th) is just 11 days away! Are you done with your father’s day gifts? If not, shop on Amazon and portion of each sale will benefit NFPA. A link is also available on the NFPA homepage.
Happy Father’s Day!
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