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Message from the President

March 15, 2020 

Update: The Remember: Wills for First Responders® event scheduled for March 21, 2020 has been cancelled.  While we hate to have to cancel such a worthwhile event, the health and wellness of the first responders we serve, and that of our volunteers, is our first priority.  

Kirsten M. Max, RP, AACP
OSBA Certified Paralegal
President - Cincinnati Paralegal Association

March 12, 2020

Dear CPA Members -

The CPA Board is continually monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the possible impact on members and events. We are working closely together to define and implement contingency plans and best practices around planned events.

At this time, there are no changes to current planned events. If we need to adjust, we will communicate those changes with you as soon as we are able.

Please continue to monitor new developments and adhere to the recommendations and guidelines of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at

Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions.


Kirsten M. Max, RP, AACP
OSBA Certified Paralegal
President - Cincinnati Paralegal Association

MAY 5, 2020

It’s time to start thinking about the CPA Annual Meeting and Election of Officers, which will be held this year on May 5, 2020.  If you were thinking of getting involved with the CPA now is your chance.  The Committee is ready and waiting to accept nominations starting March 1, 2020 through April 15, 2020.  Accept a nomination or nominate someone else.  Details about the Annual Meeting in May will be hitting your inbox in the coming weeks.

The chart below sets forth each of the positions the committee members are accepting:

 Nominating Committee Member:  Accepting Nominations For:
Karen DeBruler
Email Karen here 



Newsletter Committee Chair

CLE Committee Chair

 Albina Anneken
Email Albina here



Digital Communications Administrator

Pro Bono Committee Chair

 Linda Boatright
Email Linda here

Vice President & Director of Membership

Professional Development Coordinator

Events Committee Chair

Disciplinary Committee (3-5 members)

 Erica Ferguson
Email Erica here

Vice President & Director of Marketing and Events

Membership Committee (3-5 members)
Student Affairs Coordinator

Public Relations Coordinator


The Vice President - Director of Marketing & Events, is accepting nominations for is accepting nominations for the CPA annual awards. CPA members are encouraged to submit nominations listed below.  Award winners will be chosen from among the nominees by the Public Relations Committee, which will act as the selection committee.


Click the link below to complete the form.  If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Mosbaugh at

2020 Annual Awards Nomination Form


The Cincinnati Paralegal Association will host its annual Student Reception at Graydon on Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The reception offers paralegal students from area schools a unique opportunity to learn about the CPA and network with active practicing paralegals. Membership in the CPA is not required to attend and all paralegal students and faculty are welcome.

This year’s reception will feature a panel of paralegal professionals, working for local law firms and corporations, who will share their experiences and knowledge gained during the course of their careers. The panel will offer valuable insight into one of the fastest growing professions of the last several decades. The panelists this year will include Kyle Black, Hanna Coleman, Heidi Schneider, Grace Witte and Hailee Mauney.

Register Here

Please join the Cincinnati Paralegal Association on Cinco de Mayo for our 37th Annual Meeting and Election of Officers which will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Graydon. This is the most important (and most fun) event of the year. The evening will begin with cocktails followed by the election of officers. We will then have a dinner, which consists of appetizers, a Taco Bar, a Salad Bar and desserts!  The Annual Awards will then be presented.

The cost of attendance is $30.00 per member or $40.00 per non-member. Registrations and payments must be received by the RSVP deadline of May 1, 2019.

Register Here


The Cincinnati Paralegal Association, an Ohio nonprofit corporation, is committed to the professional development of the individual paralegal and the paralegal profession, the establishment and support of professional standards, and the advancement of paralegals as an integral and distinctive partner in the delivery of legal services.

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