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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.



2018 DCPA Executive Officers:
Daphina Park - President
Jenna Earhart - President-Elect
Sharron Dowdle – Secretary-Parliamentarian
Lisa Pittman – Treasurer
Pamela Snavely – Historian

2018 DCPA Committee Chairs:
CLE – Kim Spivey
Fundraising - Melissa Boyd
Legal Directory - Cheryl Cooper
Membership - Julia Christman
Newsletter – Lisa Pittman
Scholarship - Amy Hoffee




DCPA is a member of the Texas Alliance of Paralegal Associations


Upcoming Events



Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from noon - 1

367th District Court Room

Denton County Cour thouse

1450 E. McKinney St reet

Denton, TX 76209

For more information regarding this CLE, contact

SBOT-PD District 12 CLE subchair , Cheryl Cooper ,

at 979/277-8761 .

1st Annual Wellness Retreat!

Unwind, Relax, De-stress, Recharge, and
Renew ~ DCPA 1st Annual Wellness Retreat!
Still Waters Retreat Center
403 CR 3672, Agnes Road North (off Hwy 199)
Springtown, TX 76082
(817) 220-2681 

For the Wellness Retreat Package Information and Registration Pamphlet, please click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v7_AiYFomPc1eF_qWKRGpAy9NG0ElA3X/view?usp=sharing

REGISTRATION SUBMISSIONS AND $50 DEPOSIT DUE NOT LATER THAN FEBRUARY 22, 2018.  Please email registration to cmoon@reecerlaw.com or ccooper@reecerlaw.com



Recent Blog Posts

April 27, 2018 8:32 AM • Daphina Park
March 21, 2018 1:35 PM • Daphina Park
December 06, 2017 3:09 PM • Pamela Snavely
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