Standing Committees

Annual Meeting Committee — responsible for planning the Annual Meeting of the general membership of the Paralegal Division.

Continuing Education Committee — responsible for planning and presenting at least three hours of continuing legal education in each district per year and/or soliciting substantive legal topic speakers for webinars offered by the Paralegal Division.  This committee shall also implement and manage an online continuing legal education program.  The committee shall implement and monitor compliance with the six-hour mandatory continuing legal education requirement for membership in the Paralegal Division.

Elections Committee — responsible for enforcing election guidelines.

Membership Committee — responsible for determining criteria and qualification for membership and promoting growth within the Division.

Professional Development Committee — responsible for enhancing the professional development of paralegals, for monitoring articles, state and national legislation and court cases affecting the paralegal profession and for disseminating to the general membership of the Division any national articles, legislative action or court cases which it deems appropriate.

Professional Ethics Committee — responsible for interpreting the Division’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, serving as a Grievance Committee, making recommendations to the Board of Directors with respect to disciplinary procedures, and disseminating to the general membership of the Division articles on ethics issues of paralegals.

Public Relations Committee — responsible for studying and developing various means to better inform the legal profession and the general public about the paralegal profession and the Paralegal Division, and for nurturing positive relationships with local and national associations of paralegals and other associations throughout the country.

Publications Committee — responsible for publishing the Texas Paralegal Journal, the Division’s official publication, reviewing and submitting various articles for publication in the Texas Bar Journal, and recommending to the Board any other publications which will be beneficial to members of the Division.