Call for Articles: Contribute to the National Paralegal Reporter
We are looking for articles for the Fall issue of the National Paralegal Reporter! This issue will cover the themes of health insurance, life insurance and your rights--including topics such as:
- Wellness: mindfulness, fitness, etc.
- Paralegal assistance program, stress and substance abuse
- Being a paralegal doesn't necessarily mean you have to be sedentary
You may also submit a feature article on any topic relevant to paralegals. The deadline to submit an article has been extended to June 5! To submit an article or for more information, contact the editor, Dan O’Leary.
Help Market the Paralegal Profession
Great news: The NFPA Board approved a plan to market the paralegal profession at the Spring Board Meeting, as well as the creation of a committee to implement the plan. What's the next step? We need committee members! If you have a desire to help NFPA market the paralegal profession, the committee would love to have you!
Please email your letter of interest to Lori Boris, RP®, MnCP at and Lisa Lynch, CRP™. We can do this together!
20% Off PEG Online Review Course
Paralegal Education Group (PEG) is offering a 20% discount on either PACE or PCCE Online Review Courses beginning July 1!
To obtain the discount, you must register using this link and enter the code "nfparocks" at checkout. After clicking the link, scroll down to find NFPA's courses.
API Online Review Courses for PCCE/PACE Start Next Week
The Advanced Paralegal Institute (API) is the original provider of the online PACE and PCCE review courses. API has co-sponsored and authored these courses with NFPA since both exams were originally introduced. API distinguishes itself with value-added mentorship provided by certified paralegal faculty in a virtual classroom setting. Our instructors have the exact credentials you are seeking and are positioned and dedicated to the success of all our students.
Learn more and register for the API PCCE review course.
Learn more and register for the API PACE review course.
Free Members-Only Webinars
We are looking forward to a few webinars this summer, available only to NFPA members! Information about all upcoming webinars can be found on the NFPA Upcoming Webinars page.
Association Management Webinar Series
How to Run a Board Meeting: Tips and Tricks
June 3, 2017
2 – 3 p.m. CDT
Get insights on meeting best practices, Robert’s Rules, parliamentary procedure, agendas and minutes, motions, member participation and other related processes.
Have something you want to contribute? Contact the NFPA Association Management Co-Coordinators, Kelli Smith, CRP™ and Linda Odermott, RP®, OCP by Wednesday, May 31st.
NFPA Membership Benefits and Opportunities
7 – 8 p.m. CDT
NFPA Vice President & Director of Membership
Make sure you aren't missing out on any of the numerous benefits and opportunities available to NFPA members! In this webinar, Yvonne DeAntoneo, NFPA Vice President and Director of Membership, will discuss how NFPA supports its member associations and outline development opportunities for members. Attend to learn how you can get involved! Learn more.
Association Management Webinar Series
What to Include in Your Association’s Governing Documents
July 10, 2017
6:30 – 8 p.m. CDT
This session will include information on best practices, bylaw templates, positions and elections, corporate filings, membership categories, policies and procedures, and other related documents.
Have something you want to contribute? Contact the NFPA Association Management Co-Coordinators, Kelli Smith, CRP™ and Linda Odermott, RP®, OCP by Monday, May 22nd.
Nominate a Paralegal for an Award!
NFPA’s member associations have many of the brightest and hardest-working paralegals in the nation. To recognize their dedication to the profession, why not nominate one or more paralegals for the NFPA Awards? NFPA is currently accepting nominations in six categories.
Additional information, including the application and judging criteria for each award, is available on the Awards and Scholarships page of the NFPA website.
Get more information about NFPA awards and scholarships!
Apply for a Paralegal Scholarship
NFPA is now accepting applications for our annual scholarships, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the Paralegal Education Group.
The NFPA/Thomson Reuters Scholarship will award a total of $5,000 to two paralegal students. The PCCE and PACE scholarships, sponsored by the Paralegal Education Group, cover the costs of a review manual, a PEG online review course and the exam fee for either the PACE or the PCCE.
All completed applications must be post-marked by July 1 in order to be considered.
Learn more and apply!
LEGAL WORD OF THE WEEK
The economy and individual choices of investors analyzed by this collective set of methods when applied to determine the effect of various differing forces impacting market performance.
(Black's Law Dictionary)