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PACE Study Group
Interested in starting up a PACE study group in your area? Contact our PACE ambassador, for more information on how to get started!
To see the latest issue (May - June 2013) of our Bi-Monthly Newsletter, Findings and Conclusions, click here.
If you are not yet a current member, click here to join today! ($85 a year regular, $40 a year for students). WSPA's Bi-monthly Newsletter Findings and Conclusions is one of the key benefits of Membership.
The National Federation of Paralegal Associations has now announced their Editorial Themes for their 2010 issues of the National Paralegal Reporter. WSPA members and other legal professionals are encouraged to submit articles to the NFPA Reporter Editors for consideration and possible publishing in an upcoming issue. This is a great opportunity for you to add to your Resume that you are a published author in a widely read legal publication!
HURRY!The deadline to Register is 3 pm Tuesday, Jan. 26th!
Presentations for your Professional Development
The WSPA Annual Student Career Night & Dinner is an event designed to help jump start your career! Join us January 29th for a great evening of enrichment and information that will help you prepare for entrance into the paralegal profession. Learn about opportunities and job attributes from currently practicing paralegals working in a variety of legal specialty areas including intellectual property, litigation, marketing communications, and more! Register today!
In addition, you will learn hiring practices and paralegal responsibilities from a law firm Director of Human Resources. We will also have the owner of legal placement agency to discuss interview skills and the current job market. Enjoy a delicious meal with your fellow paralegal students and learn keen insights from some of the best in the profession!
Are you on Facebook? Have you joined the WSPA LinkedIn Group yet? Expand your Networking opportunities through these two services!
LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals.
The WSPA LinkedIn Group is directed at both current and prospective members of WSPA and their friends who want to keep up to date with the latest paralegal happenings! Announcements of interest to paralegals and other members of the Washington State legal community will be shared on the LinkedIn site. Once you join the group you can read or post discussion questions, learn about upcoming events of interest and more! (More reasons to join at http://press.linkedin.com/about). Do you need some help getting started on LinkedIn, or are you unsure how to find the WSPA Group? Download our FREE brand new WSPA/LinkedIn User Guide here!
Are you on Facebook? Find the Washington State Paralegal Association on Facebookand become a Fan today!
The July 11th match vs. Houston has been sold out.
If you would like to see another match, there are a limited number of seats to both the 9/19 Chivas USA and the 10/24 FC Dallas games available from the link below. Enter the code word "SOCCER" to access these discounted seats!
Please note -- You'll need to use the Special Group Code of "WSPA" (without the quotes) to access this offer, and you'll be asked to give Ticketmaster your email address to set up your personal account.
Football. Futbol. Soccer. While it is known by different names in different countries, enjoy the World's Game right here in Seattle! For Sounders FC regular season games, the seating capacity at Qwest is capped at only 27,700 seats (the lower bowl area) and 22,000 of those are held by Season ticket holders, making Seattle the most successful franchise in all of Major League Soccer.
Get your Sounders soccer tickets today! (Sample views from Qwest follow below)
Wells Fargo VIP Club Access (included with $39 priced tickets).
View from Section 239 with Wells Fargo VIP Club Access - $39 each
View from Section 220 - Sideline Seating - $20 each
Nominations for 2009 Annual Paralegal Awards now being accepted
WSPA is proud of the many contributions Paralegals make to the practice of law in both Washington State and the Nation. To recognize these outstanding Paralegals, WSPA has initiated a number of Annual Awards. Award Winners will be saluted at our Annual Members Meeting and Awards Luncheon at the Red Lion Hotel in Seattle on Wednesday, May 27th.
Update! The deadline to submit Nominations has been extended to Friday, May 8th at 3 pm!
Awards granted most years are:
WSPA Paralegal of the Year
WSPA Volunteer of the Year
Paralegal Pro Bono Award (Self Nominated)
Paralegal Community Service Award (Self Nominated)
To be considered for our 2009 Awards, please ensure that your Completed Nomination form is received by our WSPA 2009 Paralegal Awards Chair Theda Yandell (email: email@example.com).
Award recipients will receive special certificates, awards, and in some categories, free WSPA Memberships. The Paralegal Student Scholarship winner consideration is based on enrollment of at least 9 credit hours per quarter, GPA, and financial need. Student WSPA Membership may be considered but is not required. The winner will receive a $500 check for tuition and books.
WSPA is a proud member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations ("NFPA"). NFPA is holding its 2009 Annual Convention at the Red Lion Hotel on the River at Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon from October 29th through November 1st, 2009.
Your State's representatives will be representing you on the Floor of the Convention and helping shape the future of the paralegal profession. All WSPA members are encouraged to attend this nearby meeting which will be hosted by our friends in the Oregon Paralegal Association, another NFPA affiliate. Many exhibitors and vendors will be showing off the latest in legal technology and services.
The 2009 NFPA Joint Leadership & Regulation Conference will be held on May 1 - 3, 2009 in Seattle, Washington.
Here is your chance to learn from some of the best and brightest paralegals in the Nation. Please consider attending this convenient conference and gain some key leadership skills or knowledge about national paralegal regulation topics.