CAPA

CAPA

 

CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE OF PARALEGAL ASSOCIATIONS

California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA) is a statewide non-profit, mutual benefit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the paralegal profession and the proposition that paralegals gain strength through alliance;

  • CAPA represents California paralegals working in attorney- supervised settings and CAPA supports, encourages, and promotes an active relationship among its affiliated member associations, attorneys, national, state and local Bar Associations, and others in the legal community;
  • CAPA maintains statewide and national communications for the purpose of keeping all of its members current with information relating to the paralegal profession. CAPA also serves as a forum for the pooling and dissemination of varying opinions and professional experiences.
  • CAPA affiliated members, by discussion and consensus, work together cooperatively and respectfully to achieve goals and to maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct;
  • In order to maximize paralegals’ knowledge and expertise, CAPA supports formal education, training, continuing education, and voluntary competency testing, including without limitation the California Advanced Specialty examinations;
  • By networking and sharing reciprocal resources, CAPA’s affiliated associations are presented with opportunities to participate in the development of concepts, issues, and objectives which will shape the direction of the paralegal profession for the ultimate benefit of the legal profession and the California public in general.

As a member of the San Diego Paralegal Association, you are automatically a member of CAPA through its affiliation and annual member dues.

Sign up to receive their bimonthly updates here.

Meet Your CAPA Representatives!

CAPA 2016 Officers:

PRESIDENT – Kristine M. Custodio, ACP (SDPA);

VP POLICY – Sara M. Lutz, CP (SDPA);

VP ADMINISTRATION – Julie A. Schwartz (SDPA);

SECRETARY – Connie Johnson (ICAP);

TREASURER – Shafiq Spanos (REAP)

CAPA 2016 Appointed Committee Positions and/or Chairs:

BOARD ADVISOR – Trudy McQuiddy, CP (REAP)

JUNE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE – Connie Johnson (ICAP)

STATE BAR LIAISON – Nancy Woods (SPA)

LPMT STATE BAR LIAISON – Makala Reha, ACP (KCPA)

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE – Sara M Lutz, CP (SDPA)

MCLE COMMITTEE – Shafiq Spanos (REAP)

HISTORIAN – Kari A. Martin-Higgins, ACP (SPA)

RETENTION CLERK – Makala Reha, ACP (KCPA)

PARLIAMENTARIAN – Heide Maersch (PASCCO)

RECAP – Sara M Lutz, CP (SDPA)

GUIDEBOOK COMMITTEE – Makala Reha, CP (KCPA) & Julie A. Schwartz (SDPA)

CCP COMMITTEE – Kari A. Martin-Higgins, ACP (SPA)

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE – Makala Reha, CP (KCPA)

WEBSITE COMMITTEE – Makala Reha, CP (KCPA)

Upcoming Events with CAPA

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2016 – 2018 CAPA Board Meetings:

June 25/26, 2016 – Riverside (ICAP); Educational Conference/Board Meeting

November 12/13, 2016 – Cambria (CCPA); Board Meeting

February 11/12, 2017 – Fresno (FPA); Board Meeting

June 24/25, 2017 – Bakersfield (FPA/KCPA/SPA); Educational Conference/Board Meeting

November 4/5, 2017 – San Diego (SDPA); Leadership Conference/Board Meeting

February 10/11, 2018 – Sacramento (SVPA) – tentative

June 23/24, 2018 – Los Angeles (LAPA) – tentative

November 3/4, 2018 – Open/Paralegal Cruise – tentative

 

GOAL Webinars 2016

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“Growing Our Association Leaders”

Expanding your vision of yourself and the world around you.

Free monthly webinars for CAPA members, focusing on building         leaders for today and tomorrow.  Upcoming CAPA GOAL Webinar Series/Events – 2nd Wednesday of Every Month; 12-1 PST:

PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS A TENTATIVE LINE-UP; DATES/TIMES/SPEAKERS ARE

SUBJECT TO CHANGE. All Webinars are recorded and accessible after the live date.

January 29, 2016 – Personal/Professional Branding, presented by Heidi Mares, ACP, of Adams/Martin;

February 10, 2016 – Leaders of Today, Innovators of Tomorrow – Vision, Mission, Recruiting and Maintaining Your “A-Team”, presented by Vicki Voisin, ACP;

March, 9, 2016 – TEAM – Building Consensus and Achieving Goals in a Team Environment; Managing Conflict & Difficult Personalities – presented by Deena Stacer, PhD;

April 13, 2016 – Governing Document: Bylaws, Taxes, Financials, etc., presented by Trudy McQuiddy, CP/Melanee Cottrill, RP;

May 11, 2016 – Top Ten Tips for Association Management, presented by Jillian Sherman, ACP;

June 8, 2016 – No One Told Me I had to Speak in front of People – Mastering the Art of Public Speaking, presented by Nikki Rettelle;

July 13, 2016 – Running Effective & Meaningful Meetings (RRO; Directors), by TBD;

August 10, 2016 – Paying it Forward – Mentoring, Membership and Building Alliances with Local Bar Associations, Law Schools, Paralegal Programs, Business Partners and Other Nonprofits, presented by Allen Mihecoby, CLAS, RP;

September 14, 2016 – Tech Talk – Technology Applications for Paralegal Superstars, presented by Lauren Doucettte;

October 12, 2016 – Leadership & Ethics, presented by Deborah Orlik, Esq.;

November 9, 2016 – Friendsgiving; Appreciation, Recognition and Awards Programs, presented by TBD;

December 14, 2016 – Change Begins with You: Planning for the Future, presented by Tara Eberhart, RP