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General Membership Meeting

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General Membership Meeting – Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Remember to mark your calendar and plan to attend PACO’s first General Membership Meeting for the fall on Tuesday, September 18, 2018! The meeting will be at the CBA offices from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the first fifteen (15) members who register to attend! We are pleased that James Edwell from Discover Ready will be our guest speaker, presenting on the topic of E-Discovery Basics. Mr. Edwell will discuss the e-discovery life cycle, the Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence governing ESI, preservation, formats, and current strategies regarding electronic discovery. Be prepared to learn a great deal about this important subject! Anderson Reporting is providing the livestreaming service again this year, so you may view and participate in the meeting in real time right from your desk if you cannot physically attend the meeting. Please click here to register at your soonest convenience (via EventBrite).

Scholarship for Students

Summer is over and classes have started – where did the time go? If you are interested in this new scholarship being offered by the law firm of Doucet & Associates, don’t delay in submitting your essay. The deadline of September 28, 2018, to apply is less than a month away and that time will speed by.

First prize for this student scholarship is $1,000 and Second prize is $250. To apply / compete for the scholarship, please submit a short essay (300-500 words) responding to this question: Why are consumer laws important for society?

A goal of the scholarship is to raise awareness about the benefits of consumer protection laws. The link to the scholarship page is The link to the scholarship page is https://www.doucet.law/scholarship/.

PACO’s Mentoring Committee

Are you interested in a mentor? Have you ever felt all alone in your office or at school and wished you had a senior experienced paralegal professional who could offer you insights and advice? The value of having a mentor can contribute to your success on the job and at school. With a little time investment, you can the gain a wealth of knowledge that may not be found in the classroom or on the job. Sign up today to be paired with a PACO mentor and begin a new path of success by building your support team!

Click here to fill out the Mentee Request Form and submit it to mentor@pacoparalegals.org. If you have any questions regarding the above, please send an email to Rebecca M. Lewis at mentor@pacoparalegals.org.


Your Primary and Secondary Representatives are preparing to attend the 2018 NFPA Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The conference will be held October 25-28 and is being hosted by the Washington State Paralegal Association. If you have questions or topics that you would like to have discussed, please contact PACO’s NFPA Primary Representative, Brittany Hays, via nfpa@pacoparalegals.org, or PACO’s NFPA Secondary Representative, Callie Kessler, at CKessler@reminger.com. Brittany and Callie serve as liaison for PACO to the NFPA. Also, you may log onto NFPA’s web site (https://www.paralegals.org) for additional information and to stay apprised of the benefits available to you through your membership with NFPA – another benefit of your PACO membership.

PACO Job Bank

Don’t forget to check out our Job Bank to view a current list of employment opportunities! There have been a few just in the last week! For information about posting a new opportunity with us, please visit http://www.pacoparalegals.org/job_bank.html or contact Cassandra Struble at jobbank@pacoparalegals.org.

Please contact any of our Board members if you have any questions or concerns:

Teresa Scharf – President (president@pacoparalegals.org)
Lynn Cory – Vice-President (vp@pacoparalegals.org)
Kemmily Kwok – Assistant Vice-President asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org)
Connie French – Treasurer (treasurer@pacoparalegals.org)
Garth Rowbotham – Secretary (secretary@pacoparalegals.org)

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