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Welcome Current & Future DCPA Members!
History

The Association was established in 1991 as a voluntary nonprofit organization, originally known as the Greater Denton Legal Assistants
Association (GDLAA).  In 2005, the Association changed its name
to the Denton County Paralegal Association (DCPA).  Since its founding,
the DCPA has steadily increased membership, developed a reputation
for high standards, and fostered respect within the legal community.

Purpose

DCPA’s purpose is to promote the professional objectives and goals of
paralegals in Denton County, Texas; to encourage, promote, and conduct programs of continuing education and professional development; and to
promote high standards of integrity and professionalism for paralegals.

Mission Statement

The DCPA’s mission is to promote the paralegal profession and goals of the paralegal by
  • Recognizing the unique challenges facing the paralegal.
  • Emphasizing continuing legal education among members of the profession.
  • Promoting high standards of integrity and professionalism for paralegals.
  • Advocating utilization of the paralegal as a valued team member.
  • Offering networking opportunities among peers.
  • Providing a voice for its members on the issues facing the paralegal profession.
  • Establishing positive fellowship among Association members and members of the legal community.
  • Encouraging involvement in community service projects through        DCPA or other non-profit organizations.

Code of Ethics


To effect its purpose, DCPA adopts as a guideline for professional conduct the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas.

 

 

2018 DCPA Executive Officers:
Daphina Park - President
Jenna Earhart - President-Elect
Sharron Dowdle – Secretary-Parliamentarian
Lisa Pittman – Treasurer
Pamela Snavely – Historian

2018 DCPA Committee Chairs:
CLE – Kim Spivey
Fundraising - Melissa Boyd
Legal Directory - Cheryl Cooper
Membership - Julia Christman
Newsletter – Lisa Pittman
Scholarship - Amy Hoffee

 

 

 

DCPA is a member of the Texas Alliance of Paralegal Associations

 

Upcoming Events

August 16, 2018 12:00 PM • Oakmont Country Club

Spring CLE Seminar a Success!

 

Immigration Today, our 2018 Spring CLE Seminar, was held May 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Jury Room of the Denton County Courts Building for three hours of CLE credit.

 

We were privileged to have several excellent guess speakers bring us up to date on current trends and policies:

 

Jill Slade, Representative of Opening Doors International Services

Officer Haynes, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

Mari Flores, Attorney at Law with Flores Harbour Law

 

Thank you to all who assisted and attended the seminar!

 

Wellness Retreat - Well Received!

 

DCPA's First Wellness Retreat was held May 18-20 at Stillwaters Retreat Center where participating members learned techniques to de-stress, relax, and recharge.

 

Guest speakers included Thaddeus Mantaro, Director of the Health and Wellbeing Initiative at Texas Woman's University and Dr. Ivy Brown of North Texas Chiropractic.  DCPA Members Beth Honeycutt and Sharron Dowdle provided some insight into essential oil benefits, and Beth led a meditation session for the group on Saturday morning.

 

Participants had the opportunity to hike, swim, and explore the Stillwaters grounds throughout their stay.   A Mimosa Bar and painting party were the highlight of Saturday evening, and door prizes geared toward health and wellness added to the festivities.

 

The response to this first-time event was very positive, so be on the lookout for information regarding a follow-up event in the Spring of 2019!

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