Ellen Lockwood received her Bachelor of Music degree from Southwestern University and her paralegal certificate from Southwestern Professional Institute in Houston.
She is a past president of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Paralegal Division from 1995 to 1997 and 2001 to 2006. She served as Treasurer of the Division from 1996 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2004. She is also a past president of the Alamo Area Paralegal Association.
Ellen is Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Division, a position she also held from 1997 to 2004, and from 2007 to present. She is the lead author of the Paralegal Ethics Handbook published by Thomson Reuters..
In 2008, Ellen was honored to receive the Paralegal Division’s Award of Excellence and San Antonio Paralegal of the Year award.
Ellen has more than twenty years of paralegal experience in intellectual property and civil litigation. She is a frequent speaker and writer on paralegal ethics and is currently employed as a a Trademark Paralegal for Schwegam Lundberg Woessner.
Pamela Snavely is an Advanced Certified Paralegal working under the direction of Brian K. Tackett, partner and head of the Family Law section of Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, L.L.P. in Denton. She has been a paralegal for over twenty years, with previous legal experience in the fields of business and commercial litigation, real estate, and transactional matters. She has been a member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas since 2008, and a member of the Texas Bar College since 2017.
Pamela obtained her paralegal certificate from Texas Women’s University in 2006, and earned the Certified Paralegal designation through the National Association of Legal Assistants in 2009. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Women’s University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government, Legal Studies emphasis, and English minor. Pamela earned the Advanced Certified Paralegal credential for Family Law (Child Custody, Support and Visitation) through NALA in 2014.
Pamela is a member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, National Association of Legal Assistants, and the Denton County Paralegal Association. She previously served District 12 of the Paralegal Division as the Professional Development Sub-Chair 2009-2010, Membership Sub-Chair 2010-2011 and 2018 – 2021, District 12 Director 2012-2014, Board Advisor to Elections Chair and Professional Ethics Chair 2012-2014, Socials Co-Chair for the TAPS Planning Committee 2015, Chair of the District Continuing Legal Education Committee 2015-2017, Registration Chair and TAPS App Chair of the 2022 TAPS Planning Committee, and member of the 2023 TAPS Speaker Committee. She is serving as the District 12 Director 2021-2024. Pamela has been active in her local association in Denton since 2008. She served as Social Committee Co-Chair 2008-2011, TAPA Planning Committee 2015, Secretary/Parliamentarian 2015-2016, President-Elect 2016, President 2017, and Historian 2018. Pamela is a member of the Texas Bar College and an Advisory Board Member for Paralegal Studies at Texas A&M University – Commerce 2023 – present
Pamela has been a volunteer on the hospitality committee for her church since 2003. She is an avid reader, enjoys art and music, exploring the great outdoors, traveling with her husband, and spending time with her family and grandkids.