Each yLapel_Pins1ear in Texas, October 23 is recognized as Paralegal Day to honor the paralegal community and its contributions. The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division encourages everyone to honor paralegals by celebrating Texas Paralegal Day.

October 23 marks the anniversary of the division’s founding in 1981. The section was created to promote high standards of conduct, professional ethics, and responsibility through continuing legal education and cooperation with the State Bar of Texas.

“Paralegals are vital resources in law firms, governmental entities, and private corporations and businesses; they perform valuable services for and under the direction of an attorney, and their work requires a thorough knowledge of legal concepts and facts …,” states the Senate resolution recognizing Texas Paralegal Day. “Through their exceptional talents and expertise, paralegals provide valuable services that contribute significantly to the efficient functioning of the judicial system in the Lone Star State and they are indeed worthy of special recognition.”