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.

Thank You to Our Veteran Members,

Families, and Friends.

President's Message

Mandy Sherman, 2023 FWPA President

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


Renew today with a $10.00  late fee.

Memberships will lapse on February 1st for all non-renewals.

If you did not receive an e-mail notification, contact Membership Chair at

*TIP:  Voting and Freelance Levels -Be sure to have your mandatory CLE sheet ready beforehand


Holiday Luncheon


To see the latest

TVAS Volunteer opportunities -

go to the TVAS page - here!

Patrons / Vendors


Need to find a vendor? 

   Click here to go to the Patron Member Directory!

Missed the Patron Parade? 

  Go here to see the Patron Parade sponsors and video.


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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!

Cowtown Paralegal Reporter

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Submissions - Contact

Upcoming CLE Events Links

Thank You to this Month's GMM Sponsor:

General Membership Meetings (GMMs)



your RSVP to the Chair



RSVPs are Online Only!

The button is above!

Upcoming GMM


Justice Elizabeth Kerr

Fort Worth Court of Appeals

"Recent Legal Updates"

1.0 hr. CLE

Sponsor - Patterson & Patterson Investigations

January 26, 2023 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

$18.00 FWPA members/$20.00 non-FWPA members

Reservation deadline Tuesday PriorJanuary 24, 2023 - 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 to Michele Rayburn, Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey, 1119 Pennsylvania, Fort Worth, TX 76104. 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.

ANY at-door registrations are strongly discouraged and will be $20.00 (members)/$22.00 non-members.

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

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!

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.) (Tuesdays as of September GMM.)

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.

Job Bank

FWPA has a Placement Chair to assist you!  Submit your PDF resume to

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

and submit your form!

Patron Parade

Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Texas

Office of Court Administration

Tarrant County Bar Association

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