PNPA is holding its Annual Meeting and Seminar on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, in Tigard, OR.
Location: Oregon State Bar, Columbia Rooms A & B
Itinerary: Planned Itinerary (Subject to Change):
8:30 a.m. Sponsors set up
9:30 a.m. Registration Open, Check-In
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Seminar begins - CLE Speaker
11:00 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. Door Prize Announcement, Vendor/Speaker
11:25 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. CLE Speaker
12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CLE Speaker
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Break and Announcements, Door Prizes
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Annual Meeting
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Awards, Installation Ceremony, and Final Announcements, Door Prizes
During the Annual Meeting the following will take place:
PNPA will offer CLE credits for the Annual Seminar. Please check back for more information as updates will be made!
There will be no fee to attend the Annual Meeting, however, please RSVP for the Annual Meeting to email@example.com. The cost for the Annual Seminar (CLE portion) will be posted soon.
Forms related to the annual meeting will be available soon (stay tuned):
Click here for Ballot
Click here for the draft amendments to PNPA's Bylaws and Operating Rules
Click here for the PNPA Job Descriptions
Click here for Registration Form for the Annual Meeting and Seminar (available soon)
(Check back soon for further details)
Please join PNPA for its upcoming March Legal Alliance Dinner Seminar.
Topic: Social Media
Speaker: Rebecca Washington, Student Employment and Cooperative Education Coordinator at Portland Community College
Date & Time: March 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Location: Naegeli - US Bank Corp. Tower, Ste. 2020, Portland, OR
As always, you are invited to forward the Registration Form to colleagues and other interested parties who may be interested in learning more about Social Media.
Registration fees are discounted for PNPA members and students of paralegal studies:
$20.00 Students $35.00 PNPA Members $35.00 Members of other legal associations/organizations $40.00 Non-Members $20.00 Seminar without dinner
Please contact Erin Goetz, PNPA Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this event. Payment options: 1) Send in Check or bring it to the Seminar, along with completed Registration Form, or 2) pay by credit card or Paypal button by clicking here (scroll to the bottom of the page) and email Registration Form to email@example.com.
PNPA Nominations / Elections are under way! Please check your email inbox for the Official Call for Declaration of Candidacy and Nominations for PNPA Officers for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 ("Nomination Form").
It is that time of year when we nominate new officers for PNPA! Please nominate a fellow peer or yourself for an open position. Those nominated must agree to the position and be a member of PNPA in good standing. Any PNPA member can nominate an officer, but only Regular members can be elected to the Board, except for the Associate Director position. An Associate member can be elected as an Associate Director.
There are open positions on committees as well, including the Technology Committee. Please see the list of PNPA Job Descriptions and nominate someone or yourself. (Note: The Technology Coordinator/Technology Committee Chair position Job Description is available upon request. Please send an email to PNPA President Shari Bynum at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Technology Coordinator/Technology Committee Chair Job Description.)
Instructions on how to return your completed Nomination Form are in your email, which was sent by Cari Ramirez, CP, to all PNPA members on January 31, 2014 and February 20, 2014. The deadline for receipt of the Nomination Form has been extended to February 28, 2014. Don't delay! Access your email for the Nomination Form and return it per the instructions. We look forward to receiving your completed Nomination Form!
Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Board - Washington State Bar Association - Latest Developments
Click here to see the latest developments on the Washington State Bar Association LLLT Board and the new class of professionals who can give legal advice - Limited License Legal Technicians (aka LLLTs or Triple L "Ts"). The last meeting was held March 13, 2014. Continue to check back for the latest developments of the LLLT Board in Washington State. See our Calendar for upcoming meetings. The LLLT Board will meet again on April 17, 2014, from 2-5 pm, at the Washington State Bar Association Office, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA.
Limited License Legal Technicians Task Force - Oregon State Bar - Latest Developments
Click here to see the latest developments related to the Oregon State Bar Legal Technicians Task Force. The last meeting was held January 24, 2014, with the goal of having a report to the Board of Governors in early 2014. Continue to check back for the latest developments on this new class of professionals. Interested in attending the OSB Legal Technicians Task Force meetings? Check our Calendar under News & Events to see what upcoming meetings are scheduled.
Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting on January 29, 2014, 6:00 to 7:15 pm, at Vestas-American Wind Technology, 1417 NW Everett, Portland, Oregon, to discuss the issue of Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs). The Oregon Paralegal Association (OPA) and Pacific Northwest Paralegal Association (PNPA) invite you to attend and hear the latest on what is happening in Oregon and Washington related to non-lawyer limited practice (aka Limited License Legal Technicians). Invited commentators include representatives of the Oregon State Bar, Washington State Bar, educational programs, OPA, PNPA, access to justice and other stakeholders from the legal community.
This is your opportunity to ask questions and express your opinions on this topic.
Registration is required due to space limitations. Please come and learn about this new development and have your voice be heard. Click here for Registration Form and contact information.
PNPA is holding a Legal Alliance Lunch Seminar sponsored by Examworks and PNPA.
Speaker: Donna Wicher, Ph.D.
Dr. Wicher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Psychology from Cornell University where she was a four-time national scholar. She earned both a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Wicher has been in private practice since 1985 and has cared for patients in a wide variety of clinical settings including pain management, family counseling and suicide prevention. She has also provided disability evaluations for workers compensation and personal injury cases since 1988
Topic: Psych versus Neuropsych Exam
Date: January 9, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Registration/Lunch at 11:45 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. Door Prize
Location: US Bancorp Tower Training Room, 111 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204
Credit: Qualifies for 1.0 hour CLE Credit for PNPA, (1.0 CLE credit pending approval by NALA and eligible for 1.0 hour credit for NFPA)
Registration Open: 12/11/13 - Click Here for Registration Form and Detail
To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to email@example.com, include your registration form & payment source (either your receipt for Paypal/Credit Card or check number). If paying by check, please send in your registration form and check to PNPA c/o LALS 1/9/14, PO Box 40691, Portland, Oregon 97240-0691
Late Registration: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability. All paid registrants will receive a confirmation email and detail request for lunch selection
Non-Members: $40.00PNPA Member: $30.00Other Org Member: $30.00Students: $20.00Sponsor: $50.00 (includes a marketing table)
Payment options: 1) send in check and registration form post-marked by January 6, 2014, or 2) by credit card or Paypal button below:
The Pacific Northwest Paralegal Association (PNPA) invites you to join us in celebrating the holiday season and our success as paralegal professionals! Join us for hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, and socializing with legal professionals, peers, and the legal community!
Location: Columbia Room B - Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, Oregon 97224
Date: December 18, 2013
Time: 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Who: PNPA Members, Paralegals, the Legal Community and Legal Support vendors
*In conjunction with the Holiday Social, PNPA is accepting donations for the toy drive for Toys-for-Tots! You may donate by bringing your *new and unwrapped toy(s) to the event or by dropping them off with Shari Bynum prior to the event at 111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700, Portland, OR 97204. Toys will be picked up at the event by a Marine and delivered to children in our community.
If attending, please RSVP by Monday, December 16, 2013, to Shari Bynum at email@example.com or to Erin Goetz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click Here for the Invitation to share with your legal peers
Additional locations for toy drop off:
Oregon State Bar Center or Physician Direct Services
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road 1225 NW Murray Blvd., Ste. 110
Tigard, Oregon Beaverton, OR
Lorman Education Services Discount
As a PNPA member, you receive discounted access to all Lorman education orders. In order to stay up to date in the ever changing regulatory environment and save money, PNPA members receive a 30% discount on all orders. Click here to be taken to the Lorman website to view all upcoming Live Seminars, Live Webinars, OnDemand Webinars, and the Bookstore. Find the Priority Code and Discount Code on the website as well.
PNPA is dedicated to providing cost-effective training opportunities to continue building paralegals' knowledge base and enhancing their skills.
JOIN US in raising awareness and helping to cure childhood cancer by walking in the "St. Jude Give Thanks Walk"
PNPA is raising funds to help cure children's cancer on November 23, 2013, and have formed a team "Pacific Northwest Paralegal Association."
Our Personal Team Fundraising Page: http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Walk/Walk?team_id=41104&pg=team&fr_id=8304
Our Team Goal is to raise $1,500
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods in Washington Square Mall
Event schedule: Registration: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.; Walk Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Fundraising is easy! And we have all the tools to help:
How your support helps:
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