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History

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.

Purpose

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.

 

2016 DCPA Officers:

                                              
Melody Brackeen  – President
Pamela Snavely - President-Elect 
Heather Walker – Secretary/Parliamentarian
Lisa Pittman – Treasurer
Cheryl Cooper – Historian

2016 DCPA Committee Chairs:

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

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