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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

Upcoming events

May 18, 2017 9:30 AM • Oakmont Country Club

Recent blog posts

January 24, 2017 12:22 PM • Pamela Snavely

Blanket Brigade Volunteers


Our first Blanket Brigade volunteer work night was very productive!  Thanks to all who participated, donated materials, and supported the effort.  We made six blankets on site and had four completed at home, for a total of ten blankets to donate to kids at Denton County Friends of the Family.  We’re off to a great start on our community service project!


If you were unable to attend in March, you will get another chance to participate at our second Blanket Brigade Work Night scheduled for Wednesday evening, May 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the office of Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant.  Members who wish to participate and become a part of the Blanket Brigade are asked to donate or solicit donations of materials or funds for their own project.  You are also welcome to work on your own individual project at home in your spare time.  Either way, fleece is typically on sale at many fabric stores so you can purchase your materials at big savings!


Thank you for helping make a difference in our community! 








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