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Welcome 2015-2016 Board of Directors and Officers

Please welcome Oregon Paralegal Association’s 2015-2016 Board of Directors and Officers! Julianne Maguire, RP®, President Leah Aldred, RP®, Vice President Jamie Lynn Summerfield, Secretary Mary VanKleeck, CRP, Treasurer Alex Hopson, Director – One Year Term Marjorie A. Machen, CRP, Director – One Year Term Kelley D. Chaney, RP®, Director – Two Year Term (First Year of Two Year Term) Michele
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Annual Survey Reports

The Annual Survey Reports are now available for OPA members!  To access, the reports can be found under the Members section, or by clicking this link to take you there directly:

NFPA Award Winners recognized by Portland Business Journal

Featured in the Portland Business Journal’s People on the Move, is OPA’s own Beth King, Kathleen Miller, Joyce Kent, and Linda Odermott for awards recently received at the 2015 National Federation of Paralegals Associations’ convention. Awards received include: Beth King, Local Leader of the Year Award Kathleen Miller, William R. Robie Leadership Award Joyce Kent, Paralegal of the Year Award
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August/September 2015 Paragram Posted to Website

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

The Member Password Has Changed!

The password for OPA’s website has changed.  All current members have received an e-mail with the new password. 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
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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.  See our website, for more details!

Attend the 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 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  This convention is a terrific opportunity to attend CLEs, policy meetings, network with paralegals from across the nation, 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 –
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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. This is a FREE EVENT for All Paralegals & OPA Members, who pre-register. Non-paralegals (attorneys and other paralegal supporters) fee is a nominal $15. OPA will be providing light hors d’oeuvres and two
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OPA and NFPA Certification Scholarships Are Closed for 2015/2016.

Both NFPA and OPA once again offered Certification Scholarships for the 2015/2016 fiscal year. NFPA will announce the winner of their Certification Scholarship at the 2015 NFPA Annual Awards Luncheon in Hawaii October 10, 2015. The OPA Certification Scholarship Ad Hoc Review Committee met September 1, 2015, to select the winners of the OPA PCCE Scholarship and the OPA PACE Scholarship. OPA would like to
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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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