Committees

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STANDING COMMITTEES

Education Committee

Jillian Sherman, ACP, 1st Vice President

This committee’s primary function is continuing education in the legal field.  It organizes the organization’s Brown Bag and Dinner Meeting speakers, locations, and sponsors.  This committee also coordinates the Jean H. Proffitt and Janet Scott scholarship programs.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Darlene for additional information.

Membership Committee

Stephanie Meharg, ACP, 2nd Vice President

This committee is primarily responsible for maintaining the membership register, emailing notices, and promoting RPA by encouraging other paralegals, students and vendors to join.  This committee also coordinates the Outstanding Paralegal of the Year Award.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Stephanie for additional information.

Newsletter Committee

Brooks Godwin

This committee prepares RPA’s official publication, On The Record, and distributes the newsletter to membership. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Brooks for additional information.

Nominating and Elections Committee

Kimberly Paulsrud, ACP, Secretary and Beth Cheatham, Director

This committee issues a call for declarations of candidacy for officers and directors.  The chairperson of this committee shall prepare a sample ballot of the candidates.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Kimberly or Beth for additional information.

Public Relations Committee

Vacant

This committee is responsible for communication of RPA functions and RPA community exposure in local papers and on the web.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Danuta for additional information.

Audit Committee

Kitty Bice, ACP, NALA Liaison

This committee will audit the finances and reconcile the treasurer’s records after the annual meeting.  If you are an Active member interested in serving on this committee, please contact Kitty for additional information.

Technology Committee

Kevin Halverson, CP, Director

This committee is for those who are technology savvy.  This committee is responsible for RPA’s LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Darlene for additional information.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Pro Bono

Irma Bektic, Director

This committee works with Central Virginia Legal Aid Society and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).  The committee works with RPA members that are willing to volunteer their time for either organization and will work with CASA to host a RPA recruiting event.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Irma for additional information.

Margaret Lewis Mentoring Committee

Teresa A. Clark, ACP, President

This committee is a volunteer program consisting of members of RPA and is designed to match experienced paralegals with paralegal students, paralegals new to the area and to address concerns of seasoned members as they move into other areas of law.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Jillian for additional information.

Marketing Committee

Kimberly Paulsrud, ACP, Secretary and Angie Willis, ACP, Treasurer

This committee will handle the marketing needs for RPA. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Laura for additional information.

Annual Meeting Committee

Angie Willis, ACP, Treasurer and Kimberly Paulsrud, ACP, Secretary

This committee will coordinate the details of RPA’s Annual Meeting. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Angie for additional information.

Bylaws/Standing Rules/Policies Committee

Early Wortham, Director and Jillian Sherman, ACP, 1st Vice President

This committee will facilitate member and executive board requests for Bylaw and Standing Rules amendments.  In addition, this committee will draft and maintain RPA’s policy guidelines for the Executive Board.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Donna for additional information.

Job Bank

Kitty Bice, ACP, NALA Liason

This committee will interact with local recruiting firms, law firms, and other employers to prepare a job bank which is distributed to RPA members upon request.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Kitty for additional information.

Webmaster

Kevin Halverson, CP, Director

This committee is responsible for maintaining RPA’s website and is responsible for the Executive Board and Committee email accounts.

Non-profit association of paralegals in Richmond, Virginia