The Kentucky Paralegal Association congratulates the following paralegals who earned their CKP credentials after successfully completing the Fall Certified Kentucky Paralegal Examination on November 9, 2019: 

Austin L. Berry, CKP, Law Office of Brandon J. Lawrence, Louisville, KY; Jaime L. Brewer, CKP, Waters, Tyler, Hofmann & Scott LLC, New Albany, IN; Rachel L. Coleman, CKP, Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson Trial Lawyers, PLLC, Lexington, KY; Kathy J. Dawson, CKP, Teeters & May PLLC, Paintsville, KY; Heather L. Holbrook, CKP, Law Offices of Benny C. Epling II, PSC, Lexington, KY; Chelsey Kiper, CKP, Vaughn Petitt Legal Group, PLLC, Pewee Valley, KY; Jim McCoy, CKP, Finn & Yeoman, Louisville, KY; Tamara R. McMonigle, CKP, Henry Watz Raine & Marino PLLC, Lexington, KY; Rianda N. Meece, CKP, Golden Law Office, Lexington, KY; Kimberly K. Metzger, CKP, Morgan & Morgan Law Firm, Lexington, KY; Shana J. Nanney, CKP, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Lexington, KY; Patrissa Richard, CKP, Napier Gault Schupbach & Stevens PLC, Louisville, KY; Michelle D. Risner, CKP, Teeters & May PLLC, Paintsville, KY; Jessica H. Thompson, CKP, Helmers+Associates, Louisville, KY; and Whitney Shea Thrasher, CKP, Law Office of Jennifer Sacharnoski Nelson. Princeton, KY. 


The purpose of the Kentucky Paralegal Association is to:

      • Serve as a unified voice for Kentucky paralegals on any and all issues affecting their profession in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of the KPA;
      • Encourage educational programs and training of paralegals and promote continuing legal education of paralegals in the legal profession;
      • Cooperate with the Kentucky Bar Association (“KBA”), American Bar Association (“ABA”) and local bar associations;
      • Cooperate with the local paralegal associations and student paralegal associations within the Commonwealth of Kentucky;
      • Promote ethics and high standards of professionalism in compliance with Kentucky SCR 3.700 and in accordance with the KPA’s Paralegal Professional Standards of Conduct;
      • Inform paralegals of developments in the paralegal profession and act as a forum for exchanging ideas and disseminating information;
      • Encourage the expanded use and full utilization of paralegals in all aspects of the legal profession; 
      • Further promote the working relationship between paralegals and attorneys in law offices, corporations and government agencies; and
      • Increase the awareness of the public, the judiciary and the legal community of the scope of paralegal responsibilities. 


Kentucky Paralegal Association
P. O. Box  2675
Louisville, Kentucky 40201-2675

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