Guilford Paralegal Association
An association of dedicated professionals

Welcome!  Thank you for visiting the Guilford Paralegal Association website.  Guilford Paralegal Association is dedicated to paralegals and legal assistants throughout Guilford County, North Carolina and surrounding areas.  Please take a few moments to browse our site and check out upcoming events and educational opportunities.  We would love to see you at one of our monthly meetings or periodic special events.  For further information, send your e-mail request to information@guilfordparalegalassociation.org.


Special Service Opportunity 
GPA will host an Arts for Life "Prep Party"
Saturday, March 7, 1 - 4 pm 
Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler, 1912 Eastchester Drive, Suite 400
Complete with refreshments, music, and fun
Join us as we complete important advance work in preparing art projects for pediatric patients at Brenner Children's Hospital. Due to the advance planning required for this event, we must have your RSVP by Monday, February 23 if you plan to attend. GPA members are invited and encouraged to bring guests. E-mail Elizabeth Vance to RSVP, or with your questions. 

March Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, March 10; 6:00 pm
Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler, LLP
1912 Eastchester Drive, Suite 400, High Point
Guest Speaker: Gerry Chapman, Chapman Law Firm
"The Current State of Immigration Law and Reform Possibilities in the 2015 Congress"

We will be collecting items to donate to Military Missions in Action - Fill the Footlocker
Toiletry and hygiene items for overseas troops should be individually sized packages and unscented.

Click here for a list of needed items.


Please RSVP to Elizabeth Vance by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 6 if you plan to attend 

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FEBRUARY, 2015 MEETING UPDATE 
Karen McKeithen Schaede's presentation to GPA, "Employment Law" 
has been approved for one hour of general credit by the NC State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification 


NOVEMBER, 2014 MEETING UPDATE

Mr. Richardson's November presentation to GPA, "What it Takes to be a Paralegal,"
has been approved for one hour of general credit by the NC State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification. 

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SPONSORS NEEDED
Attention attorneys, law firms, and vendors who serve the legal profession: GPA is now seeking sponsors and exhibitors for its 9th Annual Spring Seminar. Your sponsorship of this event makes it possible for us to offer a low cost, full day continuing education event for paralegals. Get your message to over 125 paralegals from across North Carolina
through our manuscript, website, and recognition on the day of the seminar. 
Please e-mail or call Elizabeth Vance, 336-819-6043, for more information.  



Free legal help for the public: "4All 2015"

Sponsored by North Carolina Bar Association & the NCBA Foundation

The eighth annual 4ALL Service Day will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, across North Carolina. Attorneys will be available to take calls from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and provide legal information and referral resources to callers with North Carolina related matters.
The phone numbers will be posted on the Bar website beginning March 2.

GPA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Open to students attending a paralegal program in Guilford County.
Open to submissions beginning March 6. Deadline to enter is April 3.
Winners will be announced at the seminar  on May 2.
(Previous GPA scholarship winners are not eligible.)
Click here for the scholarship application in PDF.

Save the date! 
GPA's 9th Annual Spring Seminar
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Embassy Suites Hotel
204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro




 
Volunteers needed!
We are still seeking volunteers to serve as committee chairpersons and committee members. GPA is a thriving professional association and can remain so only if our members contribute their time, expertise, and energy to GPA's day-to-day operations.

We need chairs and volunteers for the following committees: 
College/School Relations
Education
Entertainment/Activities
Membership
Nominations & Elections



Each committee varies in its responsibilities and time commitment. For details on each committee, please see the Bylaws on our Members Only page, or contact President Beth Cox with your questions.


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We appreciate our Sponsors!
Please see the SPONSOR page to learn more about the companies &
firms that make our seminar possible.


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Attention Employers
If you need a paralegal, legal assistant, intern, or other legal support staff, please contact our Job Bank Chair to see how GPA can assist you in your search.


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