Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Events in 2015

Dinner Meetings are usually held on the 4th Tuesday of every other month at various locations in the Richmond area.

Brown Bag Lunches are usually held on the 4th Wednesday of every other month from Noon to 1 PM.

Each educational opportunity is 1.0 CLE unless otherwise noted.

Thank you to our sponsors: Virginia 529, McCandlish Holton, CT Corporation, University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Partner JD, McGuireWoods,  Bay Trust Company, and Planet Depos. 

Date Topic Speaker
January 27, 2015
Dinner Meeting
ECF Conversions and Next Generation Attorney Filing Jackie Quella, U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
February 24, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch
Overview of Ethics Tom Spahn, Esq. McGuire Woods
March 21, 2015
Mini Seminar
Trusts & Estates; Legal Research, and Judgment and Analytics (at Virginia529) Frank Burke, Bay Trust Company, Michelle Wilson, Paralegal Solutions, LLC
April 21, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch
2015 Legislative Review Various Legislators
May 1, 2015
Law Day Luncheon
Annual Richmond Bar Association Luncheon with a special invitation to RPA members Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons of the Virginia Supreme Court 
May 19, 2015
RPA Law Day Luncheon
June 24, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch
Drone Law Drone Law Team, Williams Mullen
July 22-24, 2015
NALA Convention
NALA 39th Annual Convention, Institutes & Exhibition, Tulsa, OK(up to 11 CLE’s)  www.nala.org
August 26, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch
ADRO’s for Virginia Retirement System  Brian Goodman, VRS
September 22, 2015
Dinner Meeting
Legal Research Lexis Nexis
October, 2015 October Month of Service  
October 24, 2015
Fall Seminar – University of Richmond
Various Topics which include Criminal Law, IP & Ethics, Legal Technology, and CP Exam Prep Various Speakers
November 10, 2015 Reception and Annual Dinner Meeting No Speaker, Reception includes celebration of Paralegal Week activities, Annual Meeting includes Election of 2015 Board, awards, and Annual Reports


Executive Board Meeting Dates:

Saturday, January 10, 2015 – Annual Board Retreat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday , October 20, 2015

RPA Law Day Luncheon – May 19th

You and a guest are invited to the RPA Law Day Luncheon which will be held on May 19, 2015 at McGuire Woods, 901 E. Cary Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.  The lunch will be a pasta bar provided by Apple Spice Junction.  Please return your reservation along with your $20 fee to the address on the flyer no later than May 14, 2015.

Our speaker will be Deborah V. Ellenberg, Chief Hearing Examiner from the SCC and the topic will be The State Corporation Commission – Over 110 years of service to the Commonwealth.

We look forward to seeing you on May 19th!

Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations Survey

RPA Members, below is a survey that appeared in our most recent Newsletter.  If you haven’t already, please take a moment and fill it out.  There are only four questions, and it will help RPA to get a sense of where our membership stands on this hot topic issue in the paralegal community.  Thanks for your time.

Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations is considering offering voluntary state regulation for paralegals (this is different from the earned certifications from NALA and NFPA). This proposed voluntary state regulation requires certain criteria to be met and requires Continuing Legal Education (CLE’s) to maintain this designation. If you are a Virginia paralegal, please complete this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3JPKM55.

Non-profit association of paralegals in Richmond, Virginia