Heather S. Davis, CKP : 2016-2017 KPA President
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Kentucky Paralegal Association 29th Annual Conference
Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
November 2-3, 2017

Please plan to join the Kentucky Paralegal Association for its 29th Annual Conference being held on November 2-3, 2017, at the Galt House Hotel in the “Possibility City” of Louisville, Kentucky. Click here for the Conference Agenda and Registration FormFor Conference information, contact KPA Conference Chair, Debra L. Gibby, RP, CKP, at paralegalconference@gmail.com.   

To make reservations for your stay at the Galt House Hotel, please click this link for the KPA Group Rate.

Certified Kentucky Paralegal (CKP) Examination
November 4, 2017
Application Deadline: October 24, 2017

In conjunction with the KPA's 29th Annual Conference, the Fall CKP Examination will be offered on November 4, 2017, at the Louisville Bar Association. For information regarding the KPA's Certified Kentucky Paralegal (CKP) Program, including the application and eligibility requirements, please visit www.kypa.org/Certified-Ky-Paralegal or contact the KPA's Certification Committee at kpa.kpacc@gmail.com.

KPA 2017 Founders Award Nominations

In 1997, the Kentucky Paralegal Association implemented the Founders Award to recognize outstanding paralegals who have contributed to the enhancement and development of the paralegal profession. The 2017 Founders Award will be presented at the KPA Annual Conference in November.  Please take this opportunity to nominate a friend, colleague, or co-worker for their contributions. Please send the nominations form available through this link to: Sherry A. Ramsey, CKP, KPA Vice President, at sramsey@elpolaw.com.


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 - Vacant
Director of Ways and Means - Christina Inskeep, CKP 
GLPA  Local Association Liaison - Lynn Whitson
LAP Local Association Liaison - Barbara Russ, CKP
NKAP Local Association Liaison - Dianne Khunnel, CKP
SKAP Local Association Liaison - Leslie Carr, CKP
WKP Local Association Liaison - Tiffany Carlson, CKP



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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.

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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.

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)

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)