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NFPA is committed to paralegal involvement in pro bono services, and the delegates have adopted pro bono related agenda topics since 1979. In 1999, NFPA's Model Code of Ethics was amended to include a 24-hour annual pro bono aspiration. The most recent resolution, passed in 2006, created a program to acknowledge and recognize the endeavors and contributions that paralegals make toward community service projects, and further amended the Model Code to include a 24-hour annual community service aspiration. NFPA recognizes those who achieve the pro bono and community service goals at its annual convention, this year being held in Hartford, CT. The deadline to submit the forms reporting your7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013 pro bono and/or community service hours is July 1st. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request your form(s), then complete and submit your form(s) by theJuly 1st deadline. There are separate forms for pro bono hours and for community service hours, so be sure to indicate which form(s) you need. Please indicate the association you belong to so that the association can be notified of your contributions.
NFPA is proud to announce the essay topic for the 2013 NFPA/Thomson Reuters scholarships is now available at http://www.paralegals.org/uploads/TR_Scholarship_app_2013.pdf with the Application form. There are two scholarships available: first place is $3,000 and second place is $2,000.
This scholarship opportunity is open to both member and non-member students of NFPA. The deadline for submission of completed applications and accompanying documents is July 1, 2013. Winners will be provided a travel stipend to attend the NFPA Annual Convention in Hartford, CT in October and will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 5. Notification will be provided to the winners on or about August 26, 2013.
Please share this information with any students you may know and with paralegal programs in your area.
Theresa A. Prater, RP, Vice President & Director of Profession Development
April: The speaker for Indiana Paralegal Association's April 17, 2013 Monthly Meeting is LaShonda Dillard, NFPA Region III Director. Please stay tuned for additional information. Thank you.
May: Indiana Paralegal Association's May 15, 2013 monthly meeting speaker will be Wesley Zirkle, EVP and General Counsel at Just Marketing International. Mr. Zirkle serves as Just Marketing International’s in-house counsel and primary legal advisor. Mr. Zirkle is an expert in the field of motorsports marketing and has negotiated some of the largest and most complex contracts in NASCAR, Formula One, Grand-Am, NHRA, ALMS, World Rally and other major series. His previous experience as an attorney includes nearly five years at CMG Worldwide (a leading intellectual property management and marketing agency representing such licensed icons as James Dean, George Patton, Marilyn Monroe and I [heart] NY®); where among other clients he represented Evernham Motorsports, a NASCAR team. Mr. Zirkle is a member of various associations and boards, including the Indianapolis Bar Association, having served as its Chairman of the Sports and Entertainment Executive Committee. He is a frequent speaker at law schools and at legal seminars regarding the issues surrounding motor racing and sponsorship. Specialties: Sports & Entertainment law, sponsorship, marketing law, intellectual property (with a specialty in the Rights of Publicity and Privacy), contract drafting and negotiation, and employment law. Please stay tuned for more details.
2012-2013 PACE STUDY GROUP FORMING
November 27, 2012-January 15, 2013
One of many ways that you can study for PACE is to consider participating in a Study Group. This method of study certainly has many advantages, the primary advantage being that you can learn from one another, especially regarding areas of the law in which you need more study. You can glean the knowledge of other experienced paralegals in areas in which you have less experience ~ turn your weaknesses into strengths in a fun and positive environment ~ and they can learn from you. Everyone benefits ~ helping each other in achieving their goal ~ to pass PACE.
Not only can members learn together, marshal resources, and motivate one another, but they may be able to reinforce discipline and help the members stay focused. Group study can be more interesting than studying alone, and it allows the members to share their learning experiences. The group can be a sounding board in proof that "two heads are better than one.” They bring to the table each individual member's professional and personal knowledge and experience. Moreover, the group can utilize various media formats that may be unavailable in individual study. Finally, the group is there for support before, during, and after the exam.
The 2012-2013 PACE Study Group Schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, November 27th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 4th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25th CHRISTMAS – NO STUDY GROUP
Tuesday, January 1st NEW YEAR’S DAY – NO STUDY GROUP
Tuesday, January 8th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The study group will convene at Krieg DeVault LLP, One Indiana Square, Suite 2700, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 in conference room C-3. Drinks will be provided. Since this study group meets around lunch time, please feel free to bring your own lunch. Please notify Angela Woodlee at email@example.com by November 21, 2012, if you plan to attend.
Several paralegals have also signed up to take the November 26th PACE Online Review Course offered by NFPA through API (Advanced Paralegal Institute). The cost for the online course is $395.00 for a 7-week course. The study manual for the course (and the PACE Study Group) is $82.20 (plus s&h).
To purchase the study manual for the course (and the study group), follow this link:
The Next NFPA/API PACE Online Review Course begins November 26th. To sign up for the online review course, follow this link:http://www.paralegals.org/default.asp?page=92
Registered Paralegals (RPs), in the past, have HIGHLY recommended that PACE candidates take the online review course to better prepare them to take the PACE Exam; however, this is your decision. Participating in the online course is not mandatory to take the PACE Exam.
Additional information regarding preparing and sitting for PACE can be found at: http://www.paralegals.org/default.asp?page=89.
Please consider being part of a Study Group and congratulate yourself on taking a BIG step in developing your professional career and the entire paralegal profession by becoming credentialed! IPA Cares about Credentialing! We’ll help you get there!
Debi Binkley, RP
IPA Paralegal Credentialing Ambassador
2012-2013 PACE ONLINE REVIEW
Nov. 26, 2012
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Feb 25, 2013
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For more information, please contact Renee Sova, Director of The Advanced Paralegal Institute (“API”), firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, toll free at 1-888-233-2019 ( office), 770-643-5341 ( local office), or via fax at 1-419-791-7802 .
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