Denton County Paralegal Association Resources

By-Laws and Standing Rules and Procedures
Click here to view a PDF of the Denton County Paralegal Association By-Laws and Standing Rules and Procedures.

Denton County Legal Directory
The Denton County Paralegal Association publishes a bi-yearly Denton County Legal Directory. The Directory includes information on all Denton County attorneys, Judiciary, County offices, County municipalities, County law enforcement agencies, and State legislative offices. If you would like to purchase a Directory click here for the 2016 Order Form for directories (updated).pdf

The Denton County Paralegal Association has published a cookbook entitled “Setting a Precedent for Cooking, a collection of recipes from members of the Denton County legal community”. You may purchase the cookbook for $10.00 plus $3.00 for shipping. If you would like to purchase a cookbook, please download the form and return with your check or money order as indicated.

Legal Links


Certification Scholarship
DCPA offers a yearly scholarship to help a DCPA member that is seeking certification. If you would like to apply for this scholarship.  Click here for the scholarship application.

Monthly Newsletters


Paralegal Definition
A paralegal is a person, qualified through various combinations of education, training, or work experience, who is employed or engaged by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity in a capacity or function which involves the performance, under the ultimate direction and supervision of a licensed attorney, of specifically delegated substantive legal work, which work, for the most part, requires a sufficient knowledge of legal principles and procedures that, absent such a person, an attorney would be required to perform the task.

DCPA is a member of the Texas Alliance of Paralegal Associations (TAPA)
TAPA is an alliance of Texas paralegal associations, which was formed in 1982 when representatives of local paralegal associations in Texas met to exchange ideas and establish a network for communication and support. The Alliance now includes 24 participating associations which work together to further the profession by monitoring and participating in the paralegal profession, maintaining a statewide communications network among paralegal associations and other members of the legal community, as well as encouraging and enhancing continued education and professional growth of legal assistants in Texas. TAPA meets once a year in different cities throughout Texas and each association gives verbal and written presentations on their association's progress and professional growth. DCPA is hosted the TAPA conference in 2015.

DCPA’s Community Service
DCPA proudly supports the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County and Denton County Friends of the Family.    
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