KENTUCKY PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

CONGRATULATIONS NEW CERTIFIED KENTUCKY PARALEGALS

The Kentucky Paralegal Association congratulates the following paralegals who successfully completed the Fall 2018 Certified Kentucky Paralegal (CKP) Examination: 

Jannette Burns, CKP, Baptist Health Medical Group, Louisville, Kentucky; Connie L. Stephens, CKP, Gearin Whitledge, PLLC, Fulton, Kentucky; Marcy Janelle Berry, CKP, Larry G. Bryson PSC, London, Kentucky; Beth Green, CKP, Kentucky Retirement Systems, Frankfort, Kentucky; Amanda D. Guffey, CKP, Poindexter Law Firm PSC, Burkesville, Kentucky; Amanda K. Guhy, CKP, Gearin Whitledge, PLLC, Fulton, Kentucky; Ciara Hunt, CKP, Isaacs and Isaacs, Louisville, Kentucky; Janet M. Johnson, CKP, Gary C. Johnson PSC, Pikeville, Kentucky; Reina Lopetegui, CKP, Sodexo/WKU, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Gloria J. Mills, CKP, Adams and Venters, Somerset, Kentucky; Mehrya Nawabi, CKP, Humana, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky; and Candice L. Rich, CKP, Campbell County Attorney's Office, Newport, Kentucky.

 

2019 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

It is hard to believe 2018 is almost over.  It is time to renew your KPA membership for 2019.  Some of the advantages to renewing your KPA membership are educational seminars at reduced member rates to keep you updated on the law, online job bank access and email notifications of current job openings, and networking with other paralegals across the Commonwealth. 

When you log into the KPA website, click on your name in the upper right hand corner, and scroll down the profile page until you see Renew Your Membership for 2019.  Click on Renew Your Membership for 2019.  Please review and update, if necessary, your profile.  Be sure all information is complete.  Click on Update and Next button located on right hand side  You can pay either online or by invoice.  If you pay online, you can log into your PayPal Account to pay or pay by either debit or credit card.  If you are paying by invoice, please mail your check and your invoice to our mailing address.

Once your Application has been approved, you will receive an email from the Director of Member Relations confirming your Application has been approved.

To maintain your continuous membership in the KPA, you must complete the online process and pay your dues by January 31, 2019. 

If you have any questions regarding your membership or renewing your membership, please email Debby Ewen, Director of Member Relations at memberrelations@kypa.org.

The KPA values all its members and we hope you will continue your support of the KPA in 2019.

2019 KPA Paralegal Student Scholarship Application

2019 KPA Scholarship ApplicationThis scholarship is open to any student member of the  Kentucky Paralegal Association (KPA) enrolled in a paralegal program within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Applicant shall be either:  (1)  a  resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and enrolled in a traditional/ABA approved paralegal program outside the Commonwealth, or (2) be attending an institution of higher education located within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The applicant shall also be enrolled in a traditional/ABA approved paralegal program, with at least 12 credit hours of paralegal course work completed and at least one semester remaining. An application for membership to the KPA can be sent at the same time as the scholarship application, allowing students who are not currently a member to become a member and meet the application requirements. Student Membership requirements are: "Any student enrolled in a paralegal training program that would allow them to meet the qualifications  for active  membership upon acceptance of an application for membership and payment of dues shall become a Student Member of the KPA." The Voting membership references: "A bachelor's or associate's degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA approved paralegal program or a paralegal  studies program that is not ABA approved but meets the substantive  legal studies  requirements pursuant to the ABA guidelines." 

Forms must be completed and returned no later than May 31, 2019 with the required documents to:

Heather S. Davis, CKP Director of Student Relations

107 Powe Drive

Winchester, KY 40391

Candidate interviews will be scheduled in June or July. The winner will be notified no later than August 15, 2019. For more information, please see the KPA website or contact Heather S. Davis, CKP at studentrelations@kypa.org.

KPA Annual 2019 Scholarship Application.pdf


UPCOMING EVENTS

PURPOSE OF KENTUCKY PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

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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