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Welcome to the Denton County Paralegal Association Blog! 

Please visit back regularly to read about upcoming events, articles regarding our field of work and other great information!


  • April 14, 2015 6:05 PM | Cheryl Cooper

    May 14, 2015  6-8 pm - Scavenger Hunt / Ice Cream Social @ Beth Marie's (downtown Denton)

    (see flyer for more details) - POSTPONED UNTIL LATER THIS YEAR due to inclement weather

     

    June 17, 2015 - 3rd Annual Bingo Night at Bridgemoor of Denton (see flyers for more information)

     

    July, 2015 - no activities

     

    August 13, 2015  - Painting with a Twist

     

    September 19, 2015 - Family BBQ

     

    October - TBD 

     

    November - no activities 

     

    December - Christmas party and slide show of annual activities

     

     

  • March 11, 2015 5:38 PM | Pamela Snavely (Administrator)

    The DCPA is excited to host the Texas Alliance of Paralegal Associations ("TAPA") Conference in Denton on April 10-11, 2015!  This conference is an annual event where the top leaders of paralegal associations throughout the state of Texas join together to exchange ideas regarding development of the paralegal profession.


    DCPA's theme is "TAPA 2015: Finding Your True North."  The theme is symbolic of Denton County and the North Texas area.  It also represents each paralegal association's orienting point, the force that pulls individuals toward leadership, fulfilling the mission of their association, and helping members find their own internal compass.


    Please see the attached registration packet for details regarding this event!


    TAPA 2015 registration packet.pdf

  • February 13, 2015 12:25 PM | Cheryl Cooper

    Please check out the flyer from the Fundraising Committee for our upcoming annual Valentine's Day fundraiser. 2015 Valentines Gram Order Form.pdf


    This year we're going to have bags of gourmet cake batter popcorn with conversation hearts sprinkled in.  Make plans to print and share the flyer at your workplace with your co-workers, family, and friends. 

  • November 15, 2014 10:00 AM | Kim Guertler

     

    Hey everyone!  Let's have a strong DCPA showing at the Paws for a Cause 5k and Concert benefiting the Denton Humane Society and Mazie's Mission.  Check out the link below and let me know if you are interested in participating! 

     

    http://www.active.com/denton-tx/running/races/paws-for-a-cause-5k-and-concert-presented-by-fwb-2014 

     

     

  • October 20, 2014 10:44 AM | Sunnie Palmer (Administrator)

    Please make plans to join us for our business meeting as we elect our officers for next year.  President-Elect Cheryl Cooper will become President, and President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer are open for election.  See below for the candidates:


    President-Elect: candidate Melody Brackeen

    Secretary: candidate Pamela Snavely

    Treasurer: candidate Lisa Pittman



    For those unable to attend, please watch your email for a proxy ballot.




  • September 22, 2014 3:25 PM | Sunnie Palmer (Administrator)

    At our October meeting, we will vote on officers for 2015.  Active members of DCPA are eligible to run for the offices of President-Elect, Secretary/Parliamentarian, or Treasurer.  Please refer to the elections email sent today for details on how to submit your name for candidacy for these offices.

     

    2015 promises to be another great year, with our current president-elect Cheryl Cooper stepping into the role of President and DCPA hosting the Texas Alliance of Paralegal Associations annual conference.  If you have ever considered becoming a leader in our organization, now is the time!

      

  • August 12, 2014 8:52 AM | Sunnie Palmer (Administrator)

    On August 11, 2014, the Denton County Bar Association announced the passing of attorneyTom Jester. As a husband, father, colleague and mentor, he was greatly respected and will be missed tremendously.

    There will be a visitation today, Tuesday, August 12th from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Home located at 2025 W. University, Denton, TX. The funeral will take place Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00 p.m. at 1st Baptist Church located at 1100 Malone St., Denton, TX.

    In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Camp Sweeney, a camp specifically for kids with diabetes at P.O. Box 918, Gainesville, Texas 76241 or the American Cancer Society.

    Tom has served the Denton community in a number of leadership roles throughout his lifetime. He was elected to the Denton City Council where he held office from 1972 through 1976, spending the last two years on the council as Mayor of Denton. He served on several boards as director, including the Denton Chamber of Commerce board and the Denton Country Club board as well as the boards of several local businesses.

     

    As a respected attorney and businessman he also held the office of Denton Municipal Judge, Denton Corporation Judge, and past President of the Denton Bar Association. Tom was a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and previously served as Chair for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

     

    The law firm of Minor and Jester has been a Denton fixture for decades. At the time of his death Tom practiced law with his daughter, Jill Jester, in the firm. 

     

     Our hearts go out Tom's family and everyone at Minor and Jester.

     

  • June 26, 2014 4:47 PM | Cheryl Cooper

    Our June business meeting today at noon went well.  We had a good crowd, ate a wonderful lunch, took care of business, and had some time left over to network and catch up with each other.  Those in attendance heard from each committee regarding their 2nd Quarterly Reports.

     

    Sunnie Palmer has worked hard to create a new form of membership for DCPA - an Emeritus Membership.  Good news.  The membership voted unanimously to make this proposed change to our Bylaws.  We will be updating the Bylaws on the website very soon.

     

    Our door prize (a $25 Starbucks card) was won by new member, Suzanne Smart.  Suzanne is employed by JC Penney.  Be sure to get acquainted with her and welcome her as a new member of DCPA at your next opportunity. 

  • June 26, 2014 4:45 PM | Cheryl Cooper

    Our Fundraising and Social Committees are celebrating the fact that this was a very successful event. DCPA will be making a donation to Friends of the Family derived from a portion of the door proceeds.  Thanks to all our hard working committee members, our vendors, sponsors, and the feisty and fun residents of Bridgemoor, as well as their wonderful staff for making this event such a memorable one.  Photos are on our Facebook page and in this month's newsletter - The Verdict.  Like "Denton County Paralegal Association" to keep up with us.

  • May 13, 2014 4:09 PM | Kim Guertler
    Our DCPA shirts are ready for delivery!  I will have them at the CLE luncheon next Thursday so please plan to attend and pick yours up!
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