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 at FWPA, P.O. Box 1597, Fort Worth, Texas 76101.

President's Message

   Happy New Year!  I am sure I am like most people right now, wrapping up projects and wondering, “Where did 2021 go?” 2021 was another challenging year navigating the changing world in both personal and professional settings, but I am proud to say I am proud of where we are as an organization. We were able to hold in-person monthly CLE’s and still include the option of monthly virtual specialty CLE’s for those who were unable to attend in-person CLE’s for whatever reason. I hope to continue this option going into 2022. We value our members and want to accommodate those unable to attend in-person. 

   Thanks to our website chair, we have a new website that has a lot of great options including the ability to pay for CLE’s online. We will have many more new features coming soon. Thank you Megan for all of your hard work and dedication to this project. 

   We will have more opportunities to volunteer in 2022. I encourage you if you have never volunteered for one of the legal clinics to try it just once. It is very rewarding and an opportunity to meet other professionals. The legal clinics truly make a difference in our community for people that would otherwise not have access to legal assistance. As paralegals, we play a huge role in making those successful.

  2022 will also bring our 40th Anniversary of the FWPA. Stay tuned for details on that celebration coming! I promise you won’t want to miss it! 

  We still have a few spots on the board open and would love to welcome you to join us. I joined 5 years ago and it has been one of the best decisions that I have made. I have made lifelong friends and had a chance to make an impact in our legal community. It is truly rewarding. As always, any member can attend a board meeting to see what we do. 

  I encourage everyone to do one thing in 2022 that you didn't get to do or finish in 2021. Let's make this year our year and remember that as legal professionals we can continue to do great things despite the changing world.

Warmest regards,

Lisa Grimaldi

FWPA President 2022

Late Membership Renewals Close February1st*

*Includes $10.00 late fee.


Online Membership

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Due to the website transition, whether applying or renewing, review and update your profile completely to stay in touch with the FWPA and enjoy your benefits!

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Upcoming Events

General Membership Meetings

NOTICE - RSVPs are Online Only!

Please note that ALL attendees must make a RSVP online through the website starting January 1, 2022. Deadlines for RSVPs are the Monday 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.)

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

Upcoming GMM

January GMM Sponsor

Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Texas

Office of Court Administration

Tarrant County Bar Association

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