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

Joy Trammell, 2023 FWPA President


Nominations will open for the 2024 FWPA Board at the August GMM on August 24, 2023. Don’t miss your chance to volunteer for a wonderful organization – or to add, through nomination, someone you know would be a great addition to the Board. 

If you are interested in joining the 2024 Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Paralegal Association, then NOW is the time.

Nominations will be open from the floor at the August 24, 2023 General Membership Meeting, as well as the next GMM on September 28, 2023.  Any voting member wishing to run for office, without nomination from the floor, may submit to the board of directors a written statement of intent prior to the October general membership meeting, by noon on October 26, 2023.

We have Statements of Intent to run for a position on the 2024 Board of Directors. Also, we have Nomination Forms for your use in nominating someone to serve the FWPA as an officer. Please complete and get the form to me before Friday, September 22, 2023.

Qualified candidates are voting members in good standing who have not held the office for which they desire to run for the two consecutive preceding years.

The Five Positions on the Board for which nominations and/or Statements of Intent must be submitted are the following:

  • President-Elect/Education - This is a 3-year commitment (President Elect in 2024, President in  2025, and Parliamentarian in 2026)
  • First Vice-President/Programs
  • Second Vice-President/Membership
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Remember, in addition to the five VOTING OFFICER Board member positions, there are also many chairperson positions available.  We usually have over 20 Board Members.  So, you may either talk to our President-Elect,, or let any other current board member know that you would like to serve on the Board in a non-officer capacity. A complete list of the Board of Directors is available on the Board of Directors page.   We will be happy to have you join us, and we will put you in touch with the current chairperson so you can ask questions to learn more about the position.  Please join us - you will enjoy the camaraderie with your fellow paralegal professionals!

Elections Chair, Doris Jackson,




Contact Membership Chair at




Click Image for POY Nomination Form

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




Carole Cross, Law Office of Carole Cross

"Military Family Law- Things you need and want to know!” 

1.0 hr. CLE (pending)

Sponsored by Trident

September 28, 2023 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

$18.00 FWPA members/$20.00 non-FWPA members

Reservation deadline Tuesday Prior: 

Sept. 26th 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.

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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 -

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  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

Texas Paralegal Day is Oct. 23rd!

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!

Holiday Luncheon

Click Below

Holiday Luncheon Page


Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Texas

Office of Court Administration

Tarrant County Bar Association

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