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.
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:
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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMIT A NOMINATION TODAY!
General Membership Meetings (GMMs)
DO NOT E-MAIL your RSVP to the Chair
ALL RSVPs are Online Only!
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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!
ONLINE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE*
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.
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
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
Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding Committee Chair
Megan Goor-Peters, TBLS-BCP
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Patrons / Vendors
Texas Paralegal Day is Oct. 23rd!