For the past eight years, Texas has celebrated Paralegal Day on October 23 to honor the paralegal community and its contributions.

The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, founded in 1981, was created to enhance paralegals’ participation in the administration of justice, professional responsibility, and public service in cooperation with the State Bar and to provide a statewide organization for communication between paralegals in the State of Texas.

“Paralegals are vital resources to their firms performing 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 No. 1144 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.”

Some districts are celebrating their own Paralegal Day as follows:

District 1—Birraporetti’s Downtown Houston, 500 Louisiana St.

  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. October 23

District 2—Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas

  • Noon October 23

District 4—Sterling Events Center, 6134 U.S. 290 Frontage Rd., Austin

  • 6-8 p.m. October 26

District 5—Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410 #207, San Antonio

  • Noon- 1 p.m. October 27

District 7—Imperial Taproom, 410 15th St. #100, Canyon

  • 6 p.m. October 24

District 15 – Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant, 2303 W. Expy 83,Weslaco

  • 6-8 p.m. October 26