Thursday, June 7, 2007

Deadline for NFPA Awards Is July 15

The deadline to apply for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations awards is July 15, 2007. Awards will be announced at the annual convention in Tampa in October.

  • Outstanding Local Leader Award (expenses paid to attend the NFPA annual convention including airfare, two nights hotel, social event and meal per diem) This person demonstrates influential behavior in the paralegal profession; promotes interest and active participation in the activities of his/her local association; motivates others to work toward establishing and carrying out professional goals; and is recognized by the legal community as a committed professional dedicated to the advancement of the legal profession.

  • NFPA Paralegal of the Year Award (expenses paid to attend the NFPA annual convention including airfare, two nights hotel, social event and meal per diem) This award recognizes an individual NFPA member whose on the job achievements have contributed to expansion of the paralegal profession, inlcuding contributions to his or her employer and colleagues and the paralegal profession in general.

  • Individual Pro Bono Award (expenses paid to attend the NFPA annual convention including airfare, two nights hotel, social event and meal per diem and $1,000 sponsorship fee will fund a $1,000 donation to the pro bono project of the winner’s choice) This award is open to all practicing paralegals. The candidate need not be a member of NFPA. The paralegal must have exhibited true dedication to the delivery of quality legal services to a portion of the population that cannot afford to pay for legal services.

  • PACE Ambassador Award (expenses paid to attend the NFPA annual convention including airfare, two nights hotel, social event and meal per diem) This award is presented to an association and its PACE ambassador. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting the PACE program.

  • Robie Award (expenses paid to attend the NFPA annual convention including airfare, two nights hotel, social event and meal per diem) The award recognizes an NFPA member in honor of the Honorable Willima R. Robie and his dedication to the paralegal profession, the expansion of the delivery of legal services and equal access to justice for all Americans.

  • PACE Scholarship - This award will cover the PACE exam fee, PACE Application and Handbook, PACE Study Manual, and enrollment in the AIPS on-line study course.

  • Association Pro Bono Award (A $500 sponsorship fee will fund a $500 donation to support the recipient’s pro bono program) This award recognizes an outstanding pro bono program that reaches a portion of the population that could not otherwise afford legal assistance. Each paralegal involved in the program must comply with all ethical standards as established by the member association and NFPA.


NFPA Award Procedures

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