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.


See the information below to renew your membership before the $10 late fee starts on December 1st!

See the information below to register you and your friends and family for the Holiday Luncheon by December 3rd!

President's Message

This year is flying by and it is now Fall and soon the holidays will be upon us. Like the changing colors of the leaves this year has had many changes for all of us.

Reflecting on this time last year when so many businesses were closed and there was little to no traffic on the roads was a strange experience. I was one of the few people who was able to work in my office the entire time and it was a good outlet to get out of the house.

One main lesson I learned through all of this is to not take anything for granted! We all learned to stay connected in other ways. I was truly blessed to have my connections to the FWPA. Our Board and members have been a lifeline to so many as we learned to navigate new ways to do our jobs.

Now that we are in full swing with most courts trying to get back to business as usual I know we have all been busy. I am sure we can all agree that we have all learned to be more flexible in our jobs from switching between zoom and in person meetings, hearings, trials, etc. Navigating these changes has allowed for us to grow as Paralegals as well.

We have continued to have our General Membership Meetings in person and our section CLEs via zoom.

On June 3rd the FWPA had a happy hour at Studio 101 Galley and Gathering. Thanks to US Legal Support for sponsoring the event. It was a fantastic location and we enjoyed great food, drinks and conversations.

TAPS was held in San Antonio at the end of September. It was a great conference and celebration of the Paralegal Division’s 40th Anniversary. At the Annual Meeting held at the end of the TAPS conference, our own Monty Mayes received the Exceptional Pro Bono Award from the State Bar Paralegal Division – we are so proud of you Monty! Congratulations!

Texas Paralegal Day was on October 23, 2021! We are fortunate to have this distinct recognition for our contributions to the legal profession as a whole. Many other states do not show the same regard to Paralegals.

We have a dedicated Board who has been hard at work to make this year a success for all of us. The new FWPA website is up and functional – so please visit it for updated information and to register for upcoming GMMs, CLE’s, the Holiday luncheon and to renew your membership. 

We welcome any feedback you would like to provide on what CLE topics you would like to hear, what volunteer opportunities you would like to be a part of, or any other ideas you have for the FWPA. 

President - Susan Davis, TBLS-BCP

Online Membership is here! 

Renew online and pay online or by check!*


Must renew before December 1st to avoid $10.00 late fee.  Membership renewals close February 1st. 


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!

*Contact Website Chair if you did not receive the e-blast or other question -


FWPA Holiday Luncheon - December 9th

Register today for the FWPA Member Holiday Luncheon!

Reservations and payments are online only.

Visit our FWPA Holiday Luncheon page

for more details and to make your reservation. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming GMM

Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Texas

Office of Court Administration

Tarrant County Bar Association

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