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Welcome Current & Future DCPA Members!

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.


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.


2017 DCPA Officers:

Pamela Snavely  – President
Daphina Park - President-Elect 
Martha Gallegos – Secretary/Parliamentarian
Lisa Pittman – Treasurer
Heather Walker – Historian

2017 DCPA Committee Chairs:

CLE – Deborah Nyarangi
Fundraising - Daphina Park
Legal Directory - Cheryl Cooper
Membership - Vicki Schmidt
Newsletter – Lisa Pittman
Scholarship - Jenna Earhart
DCPA is a member of the Texas Alliance of Paralegal Associations

Membership Drive Contest

Our Membership Drive Contest is in full swing and the competition is on!  DCPA Members receive points for bringing a person eligible for membership to the monthly luncheons (5 points), for joining the association (10 points), and for attending events and activities with you (2 points). 


The Contest Award is:  Date Night!  Our meritorious award winner will receive a $100.00 Gift Certificate for dinner and drinks at Hannah’s, and two tickets to the Campus Theatre Production “Big Fish” scheduled for October.  The Membership Drive Contest runs from January 19, 2017 up to and including our DCPA meeting set for September 21, 2017.  We will track our competitors and post the standings in the newsletter, so reach out to your professional colleagues and extend an invitation to our next event!

Upcoming events

June 15, 2017 12:00 PM • Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Country Club Dr., Corinth, TX 76210

Recent blog posts

April 07, 2017 5:36 PM • Pamela Snavely
January 24, 2017 12:22 PM • Pamela Snavely

Legal Directories For Sale!


The 2016 Legal Directory is ready to go!  The directory contains contact information for the Judiciary, Attorneys, Paralegals, Courts, Municipalities, Law Enforcement, and Legislative Offices in Denton County.  There are two options for this publication, a bound hard cover directory or a digital directory on a flash drive.


The cost of each option is below.  You can save by purchasing one of each!


        Digital Directory   -   $15.00 (shipping fee of $2.50)

        Bound Directory   -   $22.00 (shipping fee of $4.50)

      Digital and Bound   -   $35.00 (shipping fee of $6.50)


Additionally, you will receive a rebate of $2.00 for every bound directory you return from previous publications.  Complete and submit the attached form to place your order while quantities last!


DCPA 2016 Directory Order Form.pdf

More CLE Opportunities


The Annual Meeting of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Galleria-Addison, located at 14315 Midway Road, Addison, Texas.


Peter Vogel of Gardere will serve as the Keynote Speaker with his presentation, "Keep Investigations about Cyber Intrusions Confidential and Reporting Cyber Intrusions in the US and Around the World" worth 

3.0 Hours of CLE (including .50 Ethics).


Registration Fee:  $55 on or before May 29, 2017

Late Registration $60 - May 30, 2017 - June 5, 2017

Registration is online ONLY @ www.txpd.org


Questions?  Contact Melody Johnson, CP @ am@txpd.org  



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The 2017 Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS), a three-day CLE seminar, will be held October 4 - October 6, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Addison, Texas.  Three day registration includes 14 CLE hours, speaker materials, 2 social events, and keynote luncheon.  Single day registrations are available for CLE and seminar materials.  Online Registration opens June 1st!

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