Arizona's Largest Paralegal Association
Our membership extends to all Arizona counties!
To promote the professional development of paralegals, and to provide continuing legal education programs, seminars and
monthly lunch time online webinars for its members.
To maintain high ethical standards for paralegals, to educate legal and business community members in the effective utilization
of paralegals, as well as to promote consumer awareness of the role of paralegals within the legal system.
The APA Board of Directors at NALA Conference 2022
We are pleased to announce that the APA has partnered with the Arizona Ukrainian Community as its 2022 charity. We raised $1,100 at our 4/29/22 Annual Conference, thanks to our generous attendees.
Join us in supporting the people of Ukraine.
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2021 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED!
The APA has awarded two scholarships this year. The selected recipients are Ms. Lynn Hourani and Ms. Sara Meza-Romero. We are overjoyed that there were so many applications and were happy to present these two lovely ladies with the awards. Thank you to all of the hard work from the Student Award Committee Members! Below is a short bio and picture of our winners for this year's scholarships.
Applicant Awardee one is Ms. Sara Meza-Romero (pictured right) and is currently enrolled in the post-degree Paralegal Certificate Program at Pima Community College (Tucson, AZ). Having worked in administrative law for the past 15 years, Sara has been the owner and sole practitioner of Contigo Disability Advocacy, LLC for the past 7 years, successfully representing many disabled claimants before the Social Security Administration. She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies and a M.Div. in theology, is bilingual in Spanish, and is a certified healthcare interpreter. Having decided it was time for a change, she enrolled in the post-degree paralegal program to expand her skill set and enhance her employability after so many years of “on the job” learning. Sara is the mother of a 22-year-old daughter who attends the University of Arizona, and when not studying or doing homework, enjoys practicing Bikram Yoga, spending time with her two dogs, and appreciating the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
Applicant Awardee two is Lynn Hourani (pictured right): I am a student at Pima Community College. I am in my last year of classes and will graduate at the end of December 2022 with a post degree certification in Paralegal Studies. After spending 25 years in an abusive marriage, I was able to get myself and my children out and into a place of safety with the help and advice of an attorney. As an immigrant, I was unaware of the rights that I had in America and had no knowledge of the network that is in place to help people in need. My attorney guided me and support me through the process. My goals are to become a paralegal, work in Family Law, and help other families who are in need of help. I would like to thank the APA for all of the work that is done to support paralegal students and paralegals who are, in my opinion, the backbone of the Legal system.
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DISCLAIMER: APA is a paralegal association and, as such, is not permitted to provide legal advice, legal representation, or other legal services. If you need legal assistance or representation, contact your local county Bar Association or, in Arizona, the Maricopa County Lawyer Referral Service (602-257-4200) for referral to an attorney practicing in the area of your needs.
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