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DELAWARE PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

 The First Stop for Paralegals in the First State

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The Delaware Paralegal Association (DPA) is a comprehensive resource to paralegals in the state of Delaware. Providing a complete network of employment, educational, and pro bono opportunities to its over 300 members, DPA is committed to promoting and maintaining high standards within the legal community of the first state.

 A paralegal is a person qualified by education or work experience who is authorized to perform tasks requiring substantive legal knowledge that would otherwise by law, rule or ethics be performed exclusively by an attorney.

 We invite you to explore the resources and opportunities offered to paralegals by the Delaware Paralegal Association.




OUR MISSION

To promote and maintain high standards and ethics in the profession, to provide a forum for the exchange of information about the profession, to enhance the role of paralegals in the legal community and to encourage the continuing legal education of paralegals. 

IS IT TIME TO RENEW YOUR DPA MEMBERSHIP??

Please renew your membership online by clicking the "Renew" button in your Member Profile.  To get to your profile, click on your name at the top of the web page.  Under the Profile tab you will see a gray box that says "Renew to July 01, 2021" next to "Renewal due on."



In celebration of DPA’s March Madness Month and the actual NCAA March Madness Tournament, DPA wanted to add an intriguing way to get the members motivated about DPA!!

Starting on Wednesday, March 3rd, the Membership Director, Shannon Hamlin, will send the membership a short March Madness trivia game to see who knows the most about DPA.  The first four (4) DPA members who email the Membership Director with the correct answers will be entered into a drawing for great prizes. The drawing for the winners will be held at the end of the month. 

The best part of the contest is that you may enter the contest more than once!!  GOOD LUCK!!                                                                                                                         


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Drexel is offering a free CLE to members

ORANGE MAY BE THE NEW BLACK, BUT DO YOU WANT TO WEAR IT?

 

Date: March 31st, 2021

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET 

 

A conversation on compliance, conflict of interest, ethical  and legal issues to avoid in 2021. The year 2020  made it clear that customers, employees and shareholders are paying closer attention to organizations that they do business with, monitor, support and work with and, are holding them accountable. Help your organization avoid the negative headlines and the fallout of avoidable activities.

 

Presented by:

Jordan Fischer, Teaching Professor of Law, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University

Kelley Hodge, Partner, Fox Rothschild


Hosted by:

Cynthia Carter, Partnership Liaison, Strategic Partnerships, Drexel University Online 

 

click here for more details and to sign up


Birthday Wishes Toy Drive

You can give a child who is going through a dark time, a brighter birthday this year. Through our own member, Meredith Hurst's initiative and a sponsorship through the Delaware Paralegal Association, the Birthday Wishes program benefits children in transition, living in a local protection-from-abuse shelters run by Mary Mother of Hope House and Ministry of Caring in Wilmington, DE. Birthday Wishes provides a monthly birthday celebration for these kids and your support will make their birthday celebration extra-special.


It's so easy to help!

Select and purchase a toy from this link:

Birthday Wishes Wishlist

That is all you have to do! The gift you purchased will be delivered to the shelter and given to a child for their birthday during the shelter's monthly birthday party.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Pro Bono Director.

2019 Salary Survey

Members can review the results from the 2019 Salary Survey by clicking below:

2019 Salary Survey Article & Results

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