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PACO NEWS

With guidance from our Governor, state public health officials and the CDC, many live PACO events will be offered online, postponed or cancelled.  These decisions have been made due to increasing concerns about COVID19 and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of PACO members, sustaining members, sponsors and guests at PACO events.


PACO Scholarships Available - Deadline to Apply - April 23, 2021!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to earn scholarship money!

Every year PACO offers two scholarships. One is a paralegal student scholarship in the amount of $500 and one is a paralegal certification scholarship in the amount of $250.

The deadline to apply is April 23 2021! Don't miss out on this opportunity and apply today, for more information click here.

Due to COVID-19 the 2021 scholarship winners will be announced via PACO News.


PACO - Virtual Mixer for New Members - Register today!

Welcome to the Paralegal Association of Central Ohio! PACO is rolling out 'New Member Virtual Mixers' which are designed for new members, any members who joined PACO in the past 12 months, and longtime members who would like to network with our new members! The 'New Member Virtual Mixers' will be scheduled on the first Tuesday of every month from Noon-12:45 p.m., be sure to join in!

During the event you will have an opportunity to learn more about PACO, meet PACO's President and Vice President/Coordinator of Membership, and other Executive Board members. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions, as well as network with one another while learning more about PACO's website and where to find resources.

Be sure to register now by going to PACO's Calendar of Events.  You will receive zoom meeting credentials prior to the day of the event. 

​You must be a member of PACO to register for this event.  Not a member?  Join Now, click here


PACO - Columbus State Paralegal Students Seeking Internships

Calling all PACO members: Columbus State Paralegal Students are seeking internships as part of a requirement in their educational program. Please circulate this information to your employers for the possibility to have an intern on the job whether working remote or in the office!

Requirements to consider:

*You would review their resume and conduct an interview just like you were hiring any other employee

*The required internship hours are 120 hours over the course of the semester

*Determine a mutually agreed weekly schedule between employer and student

*Time periods of internship availability in Spring and Fall (15 weeks, approx. Sept-Dec, Feb-May) and Summer (10 weeks, June-Aug)

*Internships can be paid or unpaid

*Must be mostly paralegal level work such as research, preparing documents, client communications; this does include observing intake, meetings, court appearances

*Internship Supervisor will be asked to complete a brief one-page Internship Evaluation at the end of the internship

For more information about Columbus State Community College 's Paralegal Internship Program or to post an internship opportunity, contact Program Director Tom Shanahan (tshanaha@cscc.edu).


PACO - Program's Committee - Thank You to Rocky VanBrimmer of RVB Services! 

PACO Program's Committee would like to send a huge SHOUT OUT to Rocky VanBrimmer for presenting about Civil Process Serving at the April 13, 2021 General Membership meeting.  It was a great presentation and the membership was extremely engaged by this topic, Thanks Rocky!


PACO - April  29, 2021 - Legal Insights - Register today!

PACO Program's Committee has been busy coordinating Legal Insights which are held the last Thursday of the month via Zoom during COVID-19, from 12 Noon- 1:00 p.m.  We are excited to have Erich Demerath and Tom Hazelhurst who are media production experts with Naegeli Deposition & Trial  to speak with us about the remote deposition process. 

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: 12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Place: Zoom Meeting (link to be provided)

Registration:  Wild Apricot (calendar, select the date to register)

Topic:  Remote Deposition Process to include: Legalities; Adequate Notice; Recording; Security; Equipment Needed; Internet Requirements; Options for Exhibit Management; Software Capabilities; Testing; Remote Videographers and Remote Video Technicians. 

Speaker:  Erich Demerath & Tom Hazelhurst, Media Production Experts with Naegeli Deposition & Trial 

CLE Credit: 1.0 Hours General Credit

NOTE: This is a CLE offered directly from Naegeli - Please register here for CLE credit.