Heather S. Davis, CKP : 2016-2017 KPA President
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KPA BOARD 2017-2018

Voting for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors closed on May 3, 2017.  Below is a list of the new Board as of July 1, 2017:

PRESIDENT - Tammy Smith, CKP

VICE-PRESIDENT – Sherry Ramsey, CKP 

SECRETARY – Mary Nichols, CKP

TREASURER – Katie Flora, CKP

DIRECTOR OF CERTIFICATION – Melissa Reynolds, CKP

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER RELATIONS – Debbie Ewen, CKP

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT RELATIONS – Heather Davis, CKP

DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Tammy Phelps, CKP

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS – Amanda Mosbaugh

DIRECTOR OF WAYS AND MEANS – Christina Inskeep, CKP 

LOCAL LIASIONS

WKP - Tiffany Carlson

GLPA - Lynn Whitson

LAP - Barbara Russ

NFAP - Dianne Kuhnell 

 SKPA - Tammy Phelps

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

May 19, 2017 - KPA Annual CLE 

Please plan to join the Kentucky Paralegal Association for its May 19, 2017 Spring CLE in London, Kentucky, and the opportunity to network with paralegals from across the Commonwealth. Registration is free for members of the KPA. The Agenda will contain four CLE Sessions qualifying for 4 KPACC-approved CLE credits, including 1 Ethics credit. Registration information will be posted and emailed to KPA members in early April.  If you have any questions regarding the Spring CLE, please contact Debra Gibby, RP, CKP, at DGibby@sturgillturner.com 

May 20, 2017 - KPA Spring CKP Exam

In conjunction with the KPA Spring CLE, the Spring CKP Exam will be offered in London, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 20, 2017. For additional information regarding the CKP Exam, please see http://www.kypa.org/Certified-Ky-Paralegal or contact kpa.kpacc@gmail.com

May 31, 2017 - KPA Scholarship Deadline

For more information and a link to our scholarship Scholarship Application 2017.pdf

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Paralegal Day Proclamation 2014

Paralegal Day Proclamation 2014

Lexington-Urban County Council
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Fayette Circuit Court

Fayette Circuit Court

Fayette County is one of the three original Kentucky counties established in 1780, twelve years before Kentucky became the fifteenth state
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Kentucky State Capital

Kentucky State Capital

Kentucky's Capitol is the fourth permanent building since statehood in 1792
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Downtown Louisville

Downtown Louisville

The downtown business district of Louisville is located immediately south of the Ohio River, and southeast of the Falls of the Ohio







Tammy L. Smith was elected by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (“NFPA”) delegates at the 2016 Annual Convention in Burlington, Vermont. She will be representing NFPA in the position of American Bar Association (“ABA”) Approval Commission Representative.

Tammy will serve a three-year term and will be officially appointed by the ABA in August 2017.

Current Events

GLPA - For CLE and event information, visit www.lexingtonparalegals.com.
LAP - For CLE and event information, visit www.loupara.org.
NKAP  - For CLE and event information, visit www.nkyparalegals.org.
SKAP - For CLE and event information, see www.kypa.org/Associations/SKAP and check out SKAP’s Facebook page.
WKP - For WKP CLE and event information, visit: www.westernkyparalegals.com.

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Get Involved

The KPA provides an opportunity to be involved on many different committees throughout the year with varying degrees of time commitment:

  • Association Records and Archive
  • Bylaws/Policies & Procedures Review 
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Conference Committee
  • Executive 
  • Finance
  • Founders Award
  • IT Committee/Technology
  • Job Bank
  • Local Association Formation
  • Membership/Social Events
  • Newsletter/Website/Social Media
  • Nominations/Elections
  • Public Relations Communication
  • Regulation
  • Salary Survey
  • Student Activities

If you are interested in learning more or being on a committee, please contact:  kentuckyparalegalassociation@gmail.com

The Profession

Why be a paralegal?

Law is a fascinating and often rewarding profession, but many people don’t have the time, money or opportunity to go to law school. If you are interested in a law career but don’t wish to be a practicing attorney, then becoming a paralegal may be just the thing for you.  (Learn More)

Reference:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why get certified?

The Certified Kentucky Paralegal Program is a great step to take and we have been hearing that there are employers now looking at the certification as a positive, additional commitment toward our profession. 

A Certified Paralegal signifies that a paralegal is capable of providing superior services to firms and corporations. It a sign that a paralegal has the understanding and the background associated with the ethics and the rules needed to be a fully trained and educated paralegal.  (See More)

How to start.
There has never been a more exciting time to become a paralegal.  (Learn how)
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