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  • 14 Mar 2011 10:56 AM | Monica Dabio

    Due to the resignation of the Indiana Paralegal Association (“IPA”) PACE Ambassador, this Section Chair position is now open. If you are interested in filling this position,please notify me by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

    The Pace Ambassador must be an RP and duties generally include promoting the PACE Exam for the experienced paralegal, and the upcoming PCC exam for newer paralegals, along with promoting the professionalism of paralegals. The ambassador should be willing to assist others in setting up study groups and helping with the entire process of becoming an RP. This will also include public congratulatory recognition of new RPs.

    IPA will be sending the new PACE Ambassador to a training conference on Saturday afternoon, April 30 and Sunday morning May 1st in Cleveland, OH.

    Brenda Johnson
    IPA Secretary
    secretary@indianaparalegals.org

  • 10 Mar 2011 10:31 AM | Monica Dabio

    It's that time again -- NFPA is happy to announce that the 2011 Thomson Reuters' Scholarship Application is available at http://www.paralegals.org/associations/2270/files/2011content/2011_Thomson_Reuters_Scholarship_Application.pdf
     
    This year's essay topic is:
    “The economy has had a strong impact on the practice of law. As a paralegal student, who will soon be graduating, describe the current legal job market in your community, and how your paralegal education can give you an advantage in securing paralegal employment.”

    The scholarships are $3,000 and $2,000, and include a stipend for the winners to travel to the 2011 Annual Convention to be personally recognized by NFPA and Thomson.

    Theresa A. Prater, RP
    NFPA Vice President and Director of Profession Development

  • 07 Mar 2011 4:13 PM | Monica Dabio

    Edenhub.com, an online vehicle for coordinating a national community of professionals involved in e-discovery, wants NFPA members to know about a free online webinar: Elements of Electronic Discovery, on March 17, 2011, at 4 pm Eastern, 3 pm Central, 2 pm Mountain and 1 pm Pacific. This program is approved by the Washington State Bar Association for 1 hour of CLE credit; therefore RPs do not need to submit to the NFPA CLE coordinator for approval.

    Here's the link: http://www.edenhub.com/training.html

    Simply scroll down to March 17 and click on the word "Register".

  • 04 Mar 2011 9:21 AM | Monica Dabio

    The Spring Meeting of the Family Law Section will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, beginning promptly at 3:00 p.m., at the Hamilton County Courthouse, Court Administration Office on the 3rd Floor.  The Honorable William J. Hughes has graciously agreed to provide us with a tour of the courthouse and will speak to us in the historic courtroom to discuss such things as what he looks for as a judge in Marital Settlement Agreements, Financial Declarations, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, as well as modifications. 

     

    You are welcome to invite your supervising attorney(s) to attend with you.  However, registration is on a first come-first serve basis through the IPA website.  Please note that registration will be limited to 30 attendees and will close on March 8th, so please register as soon as possible.

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