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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.



2022 DCPA Executive Officers:
Janene Koiner-Clark - President

Dara Warren - President-Elect 

Dara Warren – Secretary-Parliamentarian
Renita Murphy – Treasurer
Carla Pressly – Historian

2022 DCPA Committee Chairs:
CLE – Miranda Miller

Fundraising - Stormi Scherb

Social - Kristina Chiarelli

Legal Directory - EC and Chairs
Membership - Alicia Spencer
Newsletter – Estina Reynolds
Scholarship - Renita Murphy


DCPA is a member of the Texas Alliance of Paralegal Associations


Upcoming Events


Back 2 School Drive

DCPA is working with Denton County Friends of the Family and needing your help! Please see below Flyer for more information on Back to School Pre-Filled Backpacks!

During this tough time in our economy everyone could use a little help with their kiddos school supplies! Please consider putting together a backpack and dropping it off at the locations on the flyer. 

See below PDF's for what grade specific materials are going into the Backpacks!

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