Fort Worth Paralegal Association

Welcome to the FWPA!

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.

Questions about the FWPA  are welcome and may be directed to the President.  You may also contact us by dropping us a note via Contact Us.

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Recipients!

President's Message


                               THIS YEAR!

REGISTRATION TIP: IF YOU ARE BRINGING A GUEST- Select "FWPA Member/Patron and Guests" and register you AND your guest together. THIS TICKET OPTION IS FOR MEMBERS TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AND THEIR GUESTS AT THE SAME TIME. (If you do not register your guest at the same time or want to add a guest later, there is an additional guest-only ticket option.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your guest's e-mail will be used to remind them about the event. For questions/problems - contact Megan Goor, Website Chair at

FWPA Member Holiday Luncheon

December 6, 2023

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown

1701 Commerce Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Magnolia Rooms 1-3

$50 per person

Italian buffet with vegetarian lasagna, ziti pasta w/ chicken alfredo, sauteed winter squash, salad, and dessert 


Reservation and payment due November 29, 2023*

 For questions, contact Michele Rayburn, PLS, CP, TBLS-BCP - 1st VP (Programs)

 *ALL registrations and payments for RSVPs must be made online through the website. No payments will be accepted at the door. 

Refunds cannot be given for non-attendance.

This event is for FWPA members and their guests.

General Membership Meetings (GMMs)


DO NOT E-MAIL your RSVP to the Chair


ALL RSVPs are Online Only!

    Register today via the blue button below!

Upcoming CLE Events Links

QR Code Check-In!

Look for your confirmation e-mail to have a QR Code to check-in at the next GMM - just have it on your phone or a print out to scan at the door!

Upcoming GMM





Jonathan Wharton

Grabbing Assets: Taking Back Stolen Property

1.0 hr. CLE (pending)

Sponsored by

November 16, 2023 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

$18.00 FWPA members/$20.00 non-FWPA members

Reservation deadline Tuesday Prior:

November 14, 2023 by 5:00 P.M.

 For questions, contact Michele Rayburn, PLS, CP, TBLS-BCP - 1st VP (Programs)

*PAYMENTS ARE ONLINE OR BY CHECK.  ALL registrations for RSVPs must be made online.  Online payments are online through the website or by check. Checks must be mailed 1 week prior to the lunch.  Payment not received prior to the lunch will require payment to be made at the door. 

Checks and exact change accepted only at the door. There is a $25 charge for returned checks.  Refunds cannot be given for non-attendance.

Due to food count requirement on TUESDAY, ANY at-door registrations are strongly discouraged and will be $20.00 members / $22.00 non-members.  Checks and exact change only accepted at the door. There is a $25 charge for returned checks. 

Refunds / credits cannot be given for non-attendance.


Please note that ALL attendees must make a RSVP online through the website starting January 1, 2022. Deadlines for RSVPs are the TUESDAY prior to the GMM for proper headcount. Payments for GMMs can be made also online with your RSVP or mailing a check. (Instructions for mailing when you register online.)

Only checks and exact change accepted at the door.  Payment not received prior to the lunch will require payment to be made at the door.  There is a $25 charge for returned checks.  Refunds cannot be given for non-attendance.

Congratulations to this year's FWPA award recipients!

Paralegal of the Year

Summer Chappell


Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year

Kelly Cobb


Outstanding Committee Chair

Megan Goor-Peters, TBLS-BCP

Get Even More from the Website -

Get the Wild Apricot Mobile Member App!


  The mobile app corresponds with the FWPA website so you can:

  • Check and update on your profile
  • Register and pay for FWPA events (including CLE and community service)
  • Check the FWPA calendar and event details
  • Keep on top of your registrations by viewing your rsvps, adding events to your calendar, and paying outstanding registration fees

  Become more engaged with the FWPA and your membership benefits today and download the app!

Patrons / Vendors

Cowtown Paralegal Reporter

Members - Log-in and check out the latest CPR!

Submissions - Contact

FWPA Online Store is Open!

FWPA t-shirts are back! The online store is OPEN!  Easy order online and pick up at the GMMs.

Job Bank

FWPA has a Placement Chair to assist you! 

Submit your PDF resume to the FWPA Placement Chair

Have a job opening? Click here to go to the "Job Bank" page

and submit your form!


To see the latest

TVAS Volunteer opportunities -

go to the TVAS page - here!

Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Texas

Office of Court Administration

Tarrant County Bar Association

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