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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Jan. 14, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
April 8, 2013
May 20, 2013
July 15, 2013
Sept 3, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
For more information, please contact Renee Sova, Director of The Advanced Paralegal Institute (“API”), email@example.com or by phone, toll free at 1-888-233-2019 ( office), 770-643-5341 ( local office), or via fax at 1-419-791-7802 .
PCCE and PACE Online Review Courses Start Monday, October 15th.
Each course runs for seven weeks and covers all domains for each of the certification exams. The cost for either the PCCE or the PACE review course is $395. At the conclusion of both students will complete an exit exam and each students will receive a score and an analysis of their strengths and weaknesses so that they will know where to focus their final preparation for the exams.
The next start date for both review courses is Monday, November 26th. Additional courses may be added if sufficient interest is expressed.
Here is the link for additional information and to register for the PCCE review course: http://www.paralegals.org/default.asp?page=101
For more information and to register for the PACE review course follow this link: http://www.paralegal.org/default.asp?page=61
Special guest will be Erik Chickedantz, President of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Date: August 15, 2012
Where: Indiana State Bar Association
Conference Rooms A and B, One Indiana Square, Suite 530
[NE corner of Ohio and Pennsylvania Streets]
Value: 1.0 hour CLE credit
Biographies of the faculty and President Chickedantz appear below.
Members : $21.50
Brown Bag: $5.00
Registrations for this meeting are to be made through the Indiana Paralegal Association. You may register online at http://www.indianaparalegals.org/events; via e-mail at info@indianaparalegals.
org, or you may call IPA at the telephone number below. Be sure to bring your check to the meeting if you have called or e-mailed your registration.
IPA derives no profit from the meetings.
c/o Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
2700 Market Tower
10 W. Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 686-3141
ISBA President C. Erik Chickedantz, Fort Wayne, is a partner at the firm Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Chickedantz. Since 1972, he has practiced law in Fort Wayne, concentrating in the areas of personal injury, commercial, construction and insurance defense litigation and, during the past several years, mediation and arbitration. He received his B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1963 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1971. Erik served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, 1963-69, which included duty tours with the 101st Airborne Division, Vietnamese Airborne Division and the 82nd Airborne Division.
He is a member of the Allen County (past president), Indiana State (president-elect, 2010-11; vice president, 2009-10; chair, House of Delegates, 2007-08; district member, board of governors, 2001-03; secretary, 1999-2000) and American bar associations; Benjamin Harrison American Inn of Court (past president); Indiana Bar Foundation (member, board of directors); and Allen County Bar Foundation (member, board of directors).
Erik was born in Washington, Ind., in 1941. Erik and his wife, Anita, have four grown children, Julie, Jon, Andy and Jill; a son-in-law, Brian Risley; and two granddaughters, Ali and Leah.
Keith Berlin is an associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister. He started his career at Taft and has been practicing for four years. Mr. Berlin focuses his practice on complex commercial and environmental litigation. He has been on the Indianapolis Bar Association's Pro Bono Standing Committee for three years and is in his first year as serving as chair of the committee. The IndyBar's Pro Bono Standing Committee promotes equal justice by developing, facilitating, coordinating, supporting, and improving IndyBar's programs and services designed to serve the legal needs of disadvantaged residents of the City of Indianapolis and its surrounding communities while providing opportunities for IndyBar members to fulfill their professional duty and personal responsibility to provide pro bono services to those in need.
LaDonna Wattley is a Volunteer Director at Child Advocates. She made a famous training video called “Big Mama's Chair: Getting from the Company Furniture to the Kitchen Table.” Anyone who has been able to see the full version of this training can tell you its not only educational and informative but full of laughter and fun. Highly recommended!
Dennis Frick is a Director of the Senior Law Project of Indiana Legal Services, Inc. He has represented Medicaid clients in administrative appeals, rule-making hearings, and in state and federal court. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is the past chair of the Elder Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.
For the Indiana Paralegal Association, Inc ~ Officer & Director Swearing in & Awards Ceremony announcement, please click here.
NFPA Rolls Out New Website - 6/1/12
The new NFPA website is a complete redesign. Here are some highlights:
Moreover, the new site’s technological underpinnings have a greater capacity for expansion. We will be able to add new features and enhance existing ones using HQ resources, not expensive web design firms. We feel that what we are unveiling is great in its own right, but more than that, we see it as a foundation to build upon for even more member value in the future.
Members: If you’re having difficulty signing in please call HQ at 425-967-0045 to verify we have the correct email address for you. Individuals should also set their preferences regarding the broadcast NFPA e-mails, whether or not to receive a paper or online copy of the National Paralegal Reporter, and/or how their entry in the Leadership Directory, if they have one, should appear. Associations should also continually update the Leadership Directory as to Board members so that the Leadership Directory is - at all times - up-to-date.
Scholarship and Award Nominations - all nominations for NFPA awards including Individual and Association Pro Bono, Paralegal of the Year, Outstanding Local Leader and Robie, as well as applications for the two Thomson-Reuter's Scholarships must be postmarked on or before July 1, 2012. Click HERE to access the Awards Nomination Brochure. The Awards Procedures are in Section 25 of the NFPA Procedures Manual, or contact the Vice President and Director of Profession Development at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Convention Registration - Registration will be open to all members, delegates and Association as of July 1, 2012. Please review the Convention website page for more information, or contact HQ for more information.
I also just wanted to introduce myself as the new Secretary and Director of Operations. I look forward to serving you all to the best of my ability. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Valerie A. Dolan, RP®, Pa.C.P.
NFPA Secretary and Director of Operations
NFPA - The Leader of the Paralegal Profession®
PACE - The Standard For Excellence™
All Voting Members of IPA:
Below is a link to the 2012-2013election ballot which includes short biographies of the members on the ballot. As this is an online election and we will need to verify all persons submitting a completed ballot are voting members of the association, you will need your username and password for the IPA members only website.
Your ballot also include proposed bylaw changes. Please review these changes using the link on the ballot.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VOTE:
Please complete your ballot by June 27, 2012 Ballots will also be made available at the June 20th monthly meeting. If you have any questions about the election process, please contact Denise Holaday, IPA's Election Chair, at email@example.com
To Voting Members:
Nominations are open for 2012-13 IPA's Officers and Directors. If you would like to submit a nomination, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the nominee and the position for which that person is being nominated. Please submit any nominations as soon as possible, but no later than May 18, 2012.
Positions for nomination are:
Continuing Legal Education
NFPA Primary Representative
Pam Retherford, President; Denise Holaday, Election Chair
Join us in "Music City - USA"
and hit all the right notes!
The third annual NFPA Joint Leadership/Regulation and Certification Ambassadors' Conference is definitely not the same old song and dance. As many paralegal professionals are continuing to recover from the changing times, many individuals are determined to restore growth and re-embark on a positive mission of expansion. Attendees will have the opportunity to share and network with professionals regarding association leadership, the PACE and PCC exams, and regulation within the paralegal profession.
Friday, April 20
Regulation Conference9:00am - 5:00pm
The Regulation Conference will cover lobbying, the history and operations of the North Carolina Certified Paralegal Program, regulating non-lawyers in a legal profession, a workshop on legislation/proposal drafting and statewide alliances. Click here for the Regulation Conference Agenda.
Saturday, April 21
Leadership Conference8:30am - 6:00pm
The Leadership Conference will help local leaders deal with day-to-day operations. Topics at this year's conference include how to develop your leadership styles, building consensus, committment and cooperation, learning skills to become an effective leader, tips on leading productive meetings, and how to motivate others to step up to leadership roles. Click here for the Leadership Conference Agenda.
Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23
Certification Ambassadors' Conference8:30am - 5:00pm/Sunday and 8:30am - Noon/Monday
Certification Ambassadors will be provided with the necessary resources and information to guide and mentor RPs and CRPs, as well as the duties of the PACE and PCC Ambassadors. Items for discussion will include marketing of the exams, studying for certification exams, tips on how to navigate through the renewal process, budgeting for review courses and/or study groups, webinars and scholarships, and much more. Click here for the Certification Ambassadors' Conference Agenda.
The 2012 Joint Conference is free to NFPA Members. The Regulation Conference is open to Non-Members at a cost of $75 per person.
Network with other attendees during lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
$25 per person/per day
The deadline to register is April 13, 2012
Register Online Now!
Group: National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.Subject: Announcement from National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. - PRO BONO WEBINAR - MARCH 29 -- REGISTRATION OPEN Here is the link to the registration form for the first NFPA Pro Bono Webinar to be held on March 29: http://paralegals.org/displayemailforms.cfm?emailformnbr=175366
Our speaker is Michael Adler of Philadelphia, whose topic is "Meaningful Giving: The Benefits of Helping Others While Networking Through Pro Bono Work." This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about networking opportunities while giving back. There is no CLE credit for this webinar.
This is a free event for NFPA members; there is a small charge for non-members. We hope to make pro bono webinars available throughout the coming year.
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