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Happy New Year 2019
Published on: 1/19/2019
Happy New Year RPA! It’s a new year and that means a clean slate. There is something about having a whole year before me, with a new calendar and empty calendar that is so motivating to me. Take some time this month to reflect on your paralegal career and your involvement with RPA. What skills have you learned? What goals have you reached? What is still left to accomplish? What do you aspire to do in 2019? How can you make a difference in your position at the office?
One of the best ways to make a difference and reach your goals is to become involved with RPA! Get involved, make a difference. Contact any Board Member for more information.
President's Message
Published on: 2/6/2018
Mission and Purpose

The RPA Board met the first Saturday in January to discuss RPA’s mission and purpose for being. What is RPA’s mission? Our Mission Statement is “…to foster professionalism, continuing legal education, public service and networking for paralegals in Central Virginia.” What does that mean? It is a summary of opportunities and events that the Association provides to its members. It is a commitment to serve the needs of a professional paralegal.

What is the purpose of RPA? To define purpose, I believe you must dig deeper and work harder than define a summary of what an association does. Purpose requires creativity, focus, motivation, and interaction. From a professional standpoint, purpose is what makes you stand apart in your office. It is what you do that adds value for the client. Purpose is what makes you love spending your day as a paralegal. After discussion, members of the Board said they believed the Board’s purpose was to pro