Each year 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 41st anniversary of the division’s founding in 1981. The division was created to promote high standards of conduct, professional ethics, and responsibility through continuing legal education and cooperation with the State Bar of Texas—the first bar association in the U.S. to create a separate division for paralegals.

On April 5, 1993, Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution 69 was signed by Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock and Speaker of the House Pete Laney, commending the division and the legal assistants of the state of Texas and resolving that the 73rd Legislature of the state of Texas had declared October 23 as Texas Legal Assistants Day.

Beginning in 2005, the Texas House of Representatives signed proclamations acknowledging October 23 as “Paralegal Day” for one or two years at a time. However, on January 22, 2009, the Texas Senate issued Proclamation No. 1144, declaring October 23 to be Texas Paralegal Day indefinitely.

For more information about the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, go to txpd.org/.