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Welcome Current & Future DCPA Members!

The Greater Denton Legal Assistants Association (GDLAA) was founded in 1991. In 2005 the Association changed its name to the Denton County Paralegal Association (DCPA).


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, as well as 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.
  • Providing 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.
2015 DCPA Officers:
Cheryl Cooper – President
Melody Brackeen  – President-Elect
Pam Snavely – Secretary/Parliamentarian
Lisa Pittman – Treasurer
Kim Guertler – Historian

2015 DCPA Committee Chairs:

Membership – Sunnie Palmer
CLE – Michelle Beecher
Social – Heather Walker
Newsletter – Lisa Pittman
Legal Directory – Brandi Hunter
Fundraising – Melody Brackeen
TAPA – Jennifer Stout
Scholarship - Wanda Woodworth
2015 TAPA Conference Committee:
Lisa Pittman, Kim Guertler, Sunnie Palmer, Melody Brackeen, Pam Snavely, and Cheryl Cooper

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.

Upcoming events

April 10, 2015 1:00 PM • Marriott Courtyard, 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, TX, 76210

Recent blog posts

February 13, 2015 12:25 PM • Cheryl Cooper
November 15, 2014 10:00 AM • Kim Guertler

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