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By-Laws and Standing Rules and Procedures
Click here to view a PDF of the Denton County Paralegal Association By-Laws and

Standing Rules and Procedures

Paralegal Definition
A paralegal is a person, qualified through various combinations of education, training, or work experience, who is employed or engaged by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity in a capacity or function which involves the performance, under the ultimate direction and supervision of a licensed attorney, of specifically delegated substantive legal work, which work, for the most part, requires a sufficient knowledge of legal principles and procedures that, absent such a person, an attorney would be required to perform the task.

Legal Links

Power Point Presentation by Denton County Clerk, Juli Luke
The Denton County Paralegal Association (DCPA) has agreed to publish the newly elected Denton County Clerk, Juli Luke,'s Power Point Presentation which was originally presented by Ms. Luke to DCPA at their March 2015 CLE luncheon.  To view the Power Point presentation, please click here. DCPA CLE Luncheon March 26 2015 - Copy.pdf

Certification Scholarship
DCPA offers a yearly scholarship to help a DCPA member that is seeking certification. If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please click here to download the form.

DCPA is a member of the Texas Alliance of Paralegal Associations (TAPA)
TAPA is an alliance of Texas paralegal associations, which was formed in 1982 when representatives of local paralegal associations in Texas met to exchange ideas and establish a network for communication and support. The Alliance now includes 24 participating associations which work together to further the profession by monitoring and participating in the paralegal profession, maintaining a statewide communications network among paralegal associations and other members of the legal community, as well as encouraging and enhancing continued education and professional growth of legal assistants in Texas. TAPA meets once a year in different cities throughout Texas and each association gives verbal and written presentations on their association's progress and professional growth. DCPA is currently scheduled to host the TAPA conference in 2015.

DCPA’s Community Service
DCPA proudly supports the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County and Denton County Friends of the Family.
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