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  • November 29, 2016 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the Honorable Andrew Gould on his appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court.  Judge Gould was our keynote speaker at our May 2016 Annual Legal Conference.


  • November 16, 2016 9:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "A major part of the new staffing models is a redistribution of tasks among paralegals and administrative staff. According to Altman Weil's report, 38 percent of law firm leaders said they expect to shift work from lawyers to paraprofessional staff. Among firms with more than 250 lawyers, that percentage rose to nearly 42.

    Alan Lieberman, managing partner of Shipman & Goodwin, said the paralegal's role has not changed much, but clients are more intent on using appropriate levels of expertise. They don't want associates or partners taking on tasks that a paralegal could handle, he said, and paralegals should not be taking on jobs a secretary could do.

    "We want paralegals doing billable work," Sandra Olearcek, chief of personnel and diversity at Shipman & Goodwin, said."

    To read more, visit:  CTLawTribune.com

  • November 16, 2016 9:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "The pro bono work accomplished by lawyers across America is dependent, in part, on the invaluable support of trained paralegals and legal assistants."  Read more here:  The Legal Intelligence.


    1.  The APA is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2017.  If you want to participate in pro bono events in Arizona during 2017, please email: board@azparalegal.org.

    2.  The APA is hosting its annual Holiday CLE Luncheon and Charity Drive, featuring ICM Clothing and Food Bank in Phoenix, Arizona.  To join us for lunch and/or to contribute to ICM Clothing and Food Bank, visit:  http://www.azparalegal.org/Holiday-luncheon.

  • November 01, 2016 3:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Maricopa County Clerk's Office -- in addition to filing, issuing marriage licenses, and processing passport applications -- processes millions of dollars of victim restitution.  In its latest fiscal year, the Clerk’s Office put $9.2 million of restitution into the hands of victims—over half a million dollars more than last fiscal year. This information and more will appear in the Clerk’s 2015-2016 Annual Report, available later this month under “Announcements” on the Clerk’s website at www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov.
  • October 24, 2016 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join us in welcoming the following new members:

    Catherine Brunner

    Diane Kennedy

    Ebony Meads

    Tina Sanchez

  • October 16, 2016 8:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Tina Ziegler, ACP, voted as Maricopa County Bar Association Member of the Year!  Tina is the outgoing MCBA-Paralegal Division President, and is also a member of the Arizona Paralegal Association.  Congratulations, Tina!


  • October 09, 2016 6:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The APA Board is looking for members to serve in these capacities:

    • Education & Seminar Chair
    • Parliamentarian
    • Professional Development Chair
    • 2017 Annual Legal Seminar/40th Anniversary Special Committee - need members and a chairperson

    If you are interested in volunteering with the APA, we would love to have you!  Great opportunity to serve, meet new people, and network. Your time greatly benefits the communities we serve.  In addition, adding community service to your resume will stand out to employers.  Paralegals care about our neighbors and the communities in which we live, work and play.

    Contact Irene Winterburn, CP, 602-798-5426, irene.winterburn@gmail.com.
  • September 24, 2016 6:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    APA Members had a great time helping at St. Mary's Food Bank, in Phoenix, Arizona.  Thanks to Maricopa County Bar Association for inviting the APA to join in this event.  Members left to right:  Karen Flaaen, Stephanie Wolz, Irene Winterburn, Misty Dornseif and Teresa Romero.

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