In 2009, the Texas State Senate adopted Proclamation No. 1144, which recognized October 23 of each year as Texas Paralegal Day to honor the paralegal community.
The State Bar of Texas encourages everyone to honor paralegals by celebrating Texas Paralegal Day.
The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division was founded in October 23, 1981, and was the first U.S. bar association to have a division dedicated to paralegals. 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.
Here’s a brief list of the many activities going on around the state to celebrate paralegals and their contributions.
The Midland County Bar Association and District 11 Paralegal Division have events planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 10 at the Midland Country Club, 6101 Texas Hwy. 349, Midland. The guest speaker will be Keith Stretcher, justice of the 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland. For more information, contact the District 11 director at email@example.com.
The District 10 Paralegal Division has events planned from 5 to 7 p.m. on October 17 at Del Frisco’s Grille in The Woodlands. A Rock the Row free concert featuring Fidelity MAXX will beheld from 7 to 9 p.m.
The District 2 Paralegal Division has events scheduled for October 23 at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas. The events will be hosted by the Dallas Area Paralegal Association, North Texas Paralegal Association, JL Turner Leal Association, and the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division. Dallas Bar Association President Laura Benitez Geisler will be the guest speaker. Contact the District 2 director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The District 12 Paralegal Division is hosting a joint event with the Denton County Paralegal Association from 6 to 9 p.m. October 23 at Movie Tavern in Denton. Attendees will watch a screening of “The Addams Family.” Contact the District 12 director at email@example.com for more details.
The District 5 Paralegal Division and San Antonio Paralegal Division will host the 16th Annual Paralegal Day Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 24 at the Norris Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio. Special Agent Shane Folden, of the Homeland Security Task Force, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact the District 5 director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The District 15 Paralegal Division is hosting a member appreciation dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 24 at Cosa Mesa Restaurant, 5428 North 10th, McAllen. For more information, contact the district director at email@example.com.
The District 1 Paralegal Division has a one-hour CLE “Homeowner Association Law for Paralegals,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 30. Contact the District 1 director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The District 3 Paralegal Division has a luncheon with guest speaker Elizabeth Kerr, justice of the 2nd Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 30 at Pappadeaux, 2708 W. Freeway, Fort Worth. For more information, contact the District 3 director at email@example.com.
Event details for the following districts can be found by contacting the district directors:
• District 4 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
• District 7 – email@example.com.
• District 14 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
• District 16 – email@example.com.
For more information about the Texas Paralegal Division, go to txpd.org.