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Are you looking to further your career and paralegal credentials?  The deadline to register for TBLS certification exams is Friday, June 30th.  To register or learn more, visit http://www.tbls-bcp.org. You may also contact Molly Galvez at (855) 277-8257 x102; or Molly.Galvez@Texasbar.com for assistance.

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The purpose of the FWPA is to promote the professional objectives and goals of paralegals, to encourage, promote and conduct programs of continuing education and professional development and to promote the advancement of high standards of integrity and professionalism for paralegals to the end that both the public and the legal profession are better served.

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For the upcoming 2017 Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS), a three-day CLE seminar, the PARALEGAL DIVISION of the State Bar of Texas will award up to two (2) educational scholarships for the three-day registration to attend the TAPS 2017 seminar, "TAPS Unmasqued: The Mystery Awaits." Below are the guidelines and application for applying for this scholarship.

1. The Recipient must be a member (or apply for membership) of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas.

2. To apply for a TAPS scholarship, the applicant is required to submit a written essay on the following:

Why is CLE important to paralegals, even when certification or membership doesn't depend on it?

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Abraham Lincoln

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. ~Will Rogers

The essay must be two (2) pages in length and double-spaced.

3. To apply for a TAPS scholarship, the applicant is required to provide two (2) letters of personal reference, which describe the applicant's involvement in the paralegal profession.

4. Financial need shall be a contributing factor, but not a requirement. However, if two or more applicants are tied in meeting the criteria for the scholarship, financial need shall be the determining factor.

5. Recipients are required to volunteer a minimum of three hours on-sit during the event.

Other

1. No money will be sent directly to the recipient.

2. The scholarship for TAPS shall cover the cost of the three-day registration, but does not include the socials, travel, or hotel expenses.

3. The scholarship selection committee for reviewing scholarship applications for TAPS shall be composed of the Chair of the TAPS Planning Committee, one Planning Committee Sub-Committee Chair, and the Board Advisor to the TAPS
Planning Committee.

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas will award scholarships for TAPS 2017 which will cover the cost of registration in accordance with the TAPS scholarship guidelines.

IMPORTANT: ALL APPLICATIONS FOR A SCHOLARSHIP FOR TAPS 2017 MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017. DATE OF TAPS 2017: October 4-6, 2017, Addison, Texas.

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