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  • November 11, 2019 2:59 PM | Jered Brown (Administrator)

    OPA's election results were announced on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the 40th Annual Business Meeting in Lincoln City.

    Below are your 2019-2020 Board Members:

    • President - Jered Brown, RP
    • Vice President - Brenton Sambuceto
    • Secretary - Brandon Rueda
    • Treasurer - MaryAnn Ivie, RP
    • NFPA Primary Representative - Brenna Dickey, RP
    • NFPA Secondary Representative - Jennifer Stammer
    • Board Position #1 - Teresa Chrisinger, RP
    • Board Position #2 - Elizabeth Dye
    • Board Position #3 - Niki Harrison
    • Board Position #4 - Mary Dannevik
    • Associate Representative - Marilyn Wagner
    • Emeritus Representative - Joyce Kent, Emeritus RP
    • Board Advisor - Samantha Blair, CRP

    Award Recipients:

    • Outstanding New Member - Niki Harrison, Barran Liebman, LLP
    • Outstanding Member - Brenna Dickey, RP, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
    • President's Award - Jered Brown, RP, Dunn Carney, LLP
    • Outstanding Legal Service Provider - US Legal Support
  • April 04, 2019 10:22 AM | Jered Brown (Administrator)

    Check out the April 2019 Edition of the Paragram in the Paragram Archives! 


    *This is a member only resource. You will be prompted to log in with your OPA member credentials to access Paragram Archives

  • March 21, 2019 1:37 PM | Jered Brown (Administrator)

    Oregon Paralegal Association is proud to celebrate 40 years of advancing and promoting the professional, ethical, and educational standards of paralegals!

    As part of our commitment to Oregon's legal community, we have partnered with The Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice ("CEJ") to celebrate 40 years of OPA and access to justice. 

    Registration opens on April 1, 2019. Register on April 1st at the OPA website: 40th Anniversary Soiree. Attendance is free when you register prior to May 31, 2019. Registration after May 31st or at the door is $20.

    When: June 6, 2019 5:30 PM

    Where: The Porter Hotel

    1355 SW 2nd Avenue

    Portland, Oregon 97201

    The Event

    • Keynote Speaker: Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Lee Walters
    • Hors d'Oeuvres
    • No Host Bar

    Raffle Fundraiser

    Keep a watch out for announcements about exciting raffle prizes. If you are interested in supporting the fundraiser by donating raffle items, please contact the 40th Anniversary Committee by emailing anniversary@oregonparalegals.org. 100% of raffle proceeds go to CEJ. 

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Event sponsorship opportunities are available for every budget to help support the event! Email the 40th Anniversary Committee at anniversary@oregonparalegals.org for more information.


    Please watch for future emails about the event! Questions may be directed to the 40th Anniversary Committee by emailing anniversary@oregonparalegals.org.

  • February 07, 2019 4:14 PM | Jered Brown (Administrator)

    Check out the February 2019 Edition of the Paragram in the Paragram Archives! 


    *This is a member only resource. You will be prompted to log in with your OPA member credentials to access Paragram Archives.

  • January 30, 2019 7:58 AM | Jered Brown (Administrator)

    Buckfire & Buckfire, PC Paralegal Scholarship

    The Paralegal Scholarship was created in 2018 as part of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.'s commitment to helping aspiring paralegals who are in need of financial assistance achieve their academic and professional dreams.

    In order to be considered for the scholarship, the student must be enrolled in any paralegal education program for the 2019 spring, summer, winter or fail semester of classes.

    The scholarship will award $I,000.00 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee.

    The deadline to apply is October 1, 2019. The scholarship will be awarded on November 1, 2019. Visit Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. (https://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm)* to apply.

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Recipient is a US Citizen currently attending a paralegal education program within the United States.
    • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at a paralegal education program.

    Paralegal Scholarship Application Requirements

    In order to apply for the 2019 Buckfire & Buckfire, PC Paraleal Scholarship Programs, an applicant must submit the following items on or before October 1, 2019:

    • A completed scholarship application form.
    • A 500-750 word typed essay, describing your educational and career goals. Explain how you plan to achieve these goals, and any adversity that you may face on your journey to success. Please include your degree or major, why you chose to pursue it, and how it will help you achieve your goals.

    How to Apply for the 2019 Paralegal Scholarship

    If interested in applying for the first annual 2019 Buckfire & Buckfire PC Paralegal Scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form found here*: https://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm

    Application materials may be mailed to:

    Buckfire & Buckfire PC
    Attn: Paralegal Scholarship
    29000 Inkster Road, Suite 150
    Southfield, MI 48034

    *This is an external link. It has not been verified by OPA for accuracy or security. Members are responsible for verifying accuracy and security of this link and any resources contained therein.

  • November 12, 2018 8:39 AM | Jered Brown (Administrator)

    Portland, Ore. (November 9, 2018) – At the November 9, 2018 Annual Membership Meeting, the Oregon Paralegal Association ("OPA") announced the 2018/2019 Election and Award Results. The OPA Board of Directors elected for the 2018-19 year are as follows:

    President 1 year term – Samantha Blair, CRP©
    Vice President 1 year term– Jered Brown, RP©
    Secretary 1 year term – Brenton Sambuceto
    Treasurer 1 year term – Niki Harrison
    Board Member Position #1 2 year term – Teresa Chrisinger, RP©
    Board Member Position #3 1 year term – Jennifer Stammer
    Board Member Position #4 1 year term – Elizabeth D. Dye
    Emeritus Representative 1 year term – Joyce S. Kent, Emeritus RP©
    Associate/Student Representative 1 year term – Brandon Rueda

    Continuing on in their second year of a two-year term:
    NFPA Primary Representative – MaryAnn Ivie, RP©
    NFPA Secondary Representative – Thomas Holmes, RP©
    Board Member Position #2 – Kelley Chaney, RP©

    Additionally, Board Advisor 1 year appointment – Leah Aldred, RP©, OCP

  • October 08, 2018 10:29 AM | Jered Brown (Administrator)
    Registration is now open for OPA's 39th Annual Convention! Be sure to register now at the following link: OPA's 39th Annual Convention : Unleashing Your Paralegal Superpowers

  • October 08, 2018 10:28 AM | Jered Brown (Administrator)

    The August 2018 edition of the Paragram is out now!

    You may check out the newest edition by signing in to your OPA account and clicking the following link:  Paragram

  • August 14, 2018 2:23 PM | Jered Brown (Administrator)

    The August 2018 edition of the Paragram is out now!

    You may check out the newest edition by signing in to your OPA account and clicking the following link:  Paragram

  • November 13, 2017 7:56 AM | Jered Brown (Administrator)

    The results are in for the 2017 Membership, Salary, and Student Surveys. Members may access the survey reports while logged in to their accounts by clicking the following link:

    Annual Member Survey Results

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