Chanda Kelley

Congratulations to Chanda Kelley, paralegal at Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, for her recent successful completion of the PACE exam offered by NFPA. The exam is difficult and requires signification preparation time.

Job Bank

The CMPA is pleased to offer a Job Bank to its members seeking employment. Please refer to the Job Bank page for active job listings. Kindly remind your employers that the CMPA Job Bank is a great resource when seeking to hire a qualified and experienced paralegal.

Navy Legalmen

The CMPA has been supporting the Navy Legalmen currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. While we have not had a Legalman to support in recent months, we have been informed by Lori Thompson, Coordinator of NFPA’s Navy Legalmen Outreach Program that she has been contacted by many new Legalmen and the CMPA should receive the name of our new Legalman soon with an eye towards sending the next care package in October. Lori asks that we send care packages to our assigned Legalman every two months. If you would like to donate materials for the care package or if your firm/company would be interested in taking the lead on a bi-monthly care package, please let the Board know. The attached link contains a list of general items that should be collected for the care packages: (see doc A1108746).

Writing Opportunities

Writing opportunities are available for the NFPA Paralegal Reporter. The following is a list of themes for upcoming Paralegal Reporter issues, including guidelines and deadlines for submission of written materials.


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