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36th Annual OPA Convention – November 6-7, 2015

Be sure to save the date for the 36th Annual OPA Convention scheduled for November 6-7, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza – Lake Oswego, Oregon.  Watch for more details!

SAVE THE DATE! June 19, 2015 – Oregon Paralegal Day!

Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed June 19, 2015, to be Paralegal Day!  OPA is celebrating by hosting a social event open to all paralegals and paralegal supporters. We are working on the details and will have a registration form published soon.  In the meantime, however, please contact OPA’s Public Relations Chair, Samantha Blair, CRP, at sblair@lawssl.com if you have any questions
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Haven’t Renewed Your Membership? Don’t miss out!

May 1st was the beginning of the new OPA membership year. Renew now so you don’t miss out on the great upcoming member events, CLEs, and specialty group meetings. Renewing members can use the Pay Now button in the lower right of this page, or you can access a downloadable application form by clicking Join/Forms above.

NFPA Annual Convention – October 8-11, 2015 – Honolulu Hawaii!!

The 2015 NFPA Annual Convention is taking place October 8-11, 2015, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott.  This convention promises to be a terrific opportunity to attend CLEs, policy meetings, network with fellow paralegals, as well as to enjoy some beautiful Hawaiian sunshine and warm weather. There will be a Chief’s Luau Friday, October 9, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm, with a registration
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OPA CERTIFICATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR 2015/16!

OPA will be once again be offering two Certification Scholarships for the 2015/2016 fiscal year– 1 for PACE® and 1 for PCCE™. The  OPA Board of Directors approved the scholarship funds at the April 3, 2015 Board Meeting.  The application submittals will be accepted from May 1st until the application deadline of August 31st, with the winning scholarships awarded at OPA’s Annual Convention in November. Click
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The NFPA 2015 Joint Conference was a success!

NFPA’s 2015 Joint Conference took place on May 1 – 3, 2015,  and was a great success!  Paralegals converged on Portland, Oregon from the east coast, Alaska, Hawaii, and even from Canada! The auditorium of the Standard Insurance Center was bursting with vendors, attendees, and speakers! A very special thank you to the sponsors of the Joint Conference: Beovich, Walter &
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December/January 2015 Paragram Posted to Website

The most recent issue of the Paragram, for December/January 2015, has been posted to the website.  You can find it under Members-Paragram.  It is accessible to members with the current password.

The Oregon Paralegal Association Presents: The 2015 Certification Workshop

This full-day workshop will offer a chance to learn from RPs® and CRPs™ from the Pacific Northwest and learn some tips, tricks and strategies to help you study, apply and sit for either the PCCE® or the PACE™ certification exams. Thank you to PCC for hosting the Certification Workshop! Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Portland Community College – Cascade Campus
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October/November Paragram Posted to Website

The most recent issue of the Paragram, for October/November 2014, has been posted to the website.  You can find it under Members-Paragram.  It is accessible to members with the current password.

Save the Dates! May 1-3, 2015 – NFPA Joint Conference

NFPA’s 2015 Joint Conference will take place on May 1-3, 2015 in Portland, Oregon – the City of Roses!  The Oregon Paralegal Association is hosting the Regulation, Certification, and Leadership Conferences, which will be held at the Standard Insurance Center in downtown Portland.  Make your plans to join NFPA and many local leaders in attendance to network, learn about new developments
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