Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Events in 2014

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 at McGuireWoods, 901 E Cary St, Richmond, VA.

Each educational opportunity is 1.0 CLE unless otherwise noted.

Thank you to our sponsors: Virginia 529, Bizport, McCandlish Holton, CT Corporation, University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Partner JD, Special Counsel, McGuireWoods, Bryant & Stratton College, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and Planet Depos. 

Date Topic Speaker
January 28, 2014
Dinner Meeting
Aviation Law Teresa A. Clark, ACP, Sands Anderson PC
February 26, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch
Immigration Law Mike Gladstone, Esq., McCandlish Holton
March 22, 2014
Mini Seminar
Ethics, Gang Reduction and Intervention Program (GRIP), and RPA Social Media Tutorial (at Virginia529); eligible for 2.0 CLE, including 1.0 ethics Michelle Wilson, JC, ACP, Bryant & Stratton College; Amy R. Wight, Director of Special Programs, Office of the Attorney General and Detective Jenkins, Richmond Police Department, Gang Unit; Donna Strauss, ACP and Darlene Yeary, ACP RPA Technology and Website Committees
April 16, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch
2014 Legislative Review (at Williams Mullen) Various Legislators
May 1, 2014
Law Day Luncheon
Annual Richmond Bar Association Luncheon with a special invitation to RPA members TBD
May 20, 2014
RPA Law Day Luncheon
Somali Pirates – 1st Piracy Case in 150 Years (Please invite your attorney to this special luncheon, tentatively at Williams Mullen) John Davis, Esq.,
Williams Mullen
June 25, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch
Family Law – Custody, Visitation, Pets Melissa VanZile, Esq., Barnes & Diehl
July 22, 2014 No Meeting  
July 23-25, 2014
NALA Convention
NALA 39th Annual Convention, Institutes & Exhibition, Charleston, SC (up to 11 CLE’s) www.nala.org
August 27, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch
Title Insurance Katherine Crawford, Virginia Agency Counsel, First American Title Insurance Company
September 23, 2014
Dinner Meeting
October, 2014 Paralegals’ Week Reception (taking place during November)
October 15-18, 2014
Joint Conference
VAPA/LGPA Joint Conference, Roanoke VA www.vaparalegalalliance.org/
November 18, 2014 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 25, 2014 – Annual Board Retreat

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday , October 28, 2014


October Month of Service – HHH

Dinner and Bingo at the Hospital Hospitality House

We have confirmed the date for the RPA volunteer event to provide and serve dinner then officiate over an evening of bingo at the Hospital Hospitality House located at 612 E. Marshall Street in downtown Richmond.  As a reminder, the Hospital Hospitality House provides lodging for patients and their families who are receiving treatment at area hospitals.  On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, RPA, through its executive board and members, will provide the food and volunteer services needed for an evening of food, fun and bingo and perhaps a few surprises!  Anyone wishing to participate should contact Lee Ann Wilson or Linda Richards at director@richmondparalegals.org or you can call Lee Ann at (804) 783-6768.  We will be serving dinner at 6:00 p.m. so will need volunteers from 5:30 p.m. forward to assist with set-up then service with the event ending by around 8:30/9:00 p.m.  We need to plan on providing food for 40 people which is now planned as chili (turkey or chicken, beef and vegetarian), salad, bread (rolls and/or cornbread), dessert (cookies and cupcakes) and drinks (2 liter bottles of soda and possibly tea).  We are hoping to have enough volunteers that the food production and onsite service can be divided among several people.  If you want to participate, we would appreciate your letting us know by September 26, 2014 so we know how to divide up the tasks in preparing and/or buying the necessary food.  For those providing food, we will need to have a list of ingredients with us since some of the attendees will have dietary considerations.  If you purchase food, that information should be available on the packaging.  If you are preparing something yourself, just bring a copy of the recipe and that should be fine.  There is a parking deck located next to the facility where we will be able to park.

We are hoping to spotlight what should be an evening of fun, memories and service to our community at the November 18, 2014 Annual Meeting at Conch Republic Rocketts and hope to have lots of member volunteers for what should be a very wonderful evening.

Thanks so much!

Linda Richards and Lee Ann Wilson


September Dinner Meeting

Dinner Meeting September 2014

September 23, 2014 —  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Yvette Cleveland, Esq. – Capitol Services

Topic:  Keepin’ It Weird in Corporate:  Unusual and Unique Business Entities and Legal Requirements in Corporate Practice

Place:  South University, Auditorium, 2151 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Time:  Dinner & business meeting at 6:00pm; speaker at 6:30pm; door prize drawing at 7:30pm

Cost:  RPA Members- Free;  Paralegal Non-Members – $10 (first visit to an RPA meeting is complimentary)

Dinner: South University is sponsoring dinner (from Maggiano’s or similar).  Please indicate on your RSVP if you need a vegetarian meal.  Please note that we may not be able to accommodate other dietary requirements.

Dessert and Speaker:  Sponsored by Capitol Services

RSVP to education@richmondparalegals.org by September 18, 2014

Advance reservation is required

Seminar 3 Photo

VAPA/LGPA Joint Conference

VAPA/LGPA Joint Conference
October 15-18, 2014
Location: ROANOKE, VA

The VAPA/LGPA Conference will be held in Roanoke this year, and as always, promises to be not only very educational, but also a lot of fun. There will be many opportunities to make new friends and network with other professionals.

Sheraton Roanoke Hotel
2801 Hershberger Road
Roanoke, VA  24017
$97/night + taxes
(800) 325-3535
(540) 563-9300
Deadline:  September 15, 2014

$175 – 3 days
$125 – 2 days
$  75 – 1 day
Deadline:  September 30, 2014

For more information, click here.

Non-profit association of paralegals in Richmond, Virginia