May 1, 2013
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NFPA News You Can Use

Here's your weekly edition of NFPA's News You Can Use. Just skim the page and read what interests you!

National Paralegal Reporter Going Green! 
NFPA Reporter
As you know, many of our firms, companies, schools and associations have launched "Going Green" initiatives and NFPA is doing its part.  Having received many requests from members to publish a digital format of the National Paralegal Reporter, NFPA has launched its own "Going Green" initiative.  The June/July and October/November issues will be in digital format only.  The remaining issues will be printed issues, also available in digital format.  When selecting from the viewing options for the Reporter on the website, viewing in Flash allows page turning just like reading the hard copy of the magazine.  We hope you enjoy the digital format and thank you for working with NFPA to help the environment in which we all live and work.  
Member Benefit Spotlight - NFPA Career Center 

Career CenterLooking for a job?  You should check out the NFPA Career Center, where you'll find listings of open positions around the country.   You can also sign up there for job alerts and post your resume.  To access, click on the "Career Center" box on the NFPA home page.


What Does NFPA's Vice President and Director of Positions & Issues Do?    Lisa Vessels

The Vice President and Director of Positions & Issues (VPPI) assists  the President and the Vice President and Director of Profession Development in leading NFPA and the paralegal profession by addressing positions and issues that will directly affect the Federation and the profession. If the President and the Vice President and Director of Profession Development are incapable of performing their duties, the VPPI will assume the duties of the President.  NFPA's current VPPI is Lisa Vessels, RP, CP, FRP.  Lisa has been a paralegal for 21 years, and is currently Elite Systems Docket Manager at Duane Morris LLP.  Her local association is the South Florida Paralegal Association (SFPA).  Prior to her election as VPPI, Lisa served as NFPA's Regulation Review Coordinator from 2009 to 2012, and served SFPA as its President, Treasurer, Secretary, Bar Liaison, Membership Chair, NFPA Primary, FAPA Delegate, Immediate Past President  and Webmaster.  She also served the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations as its President, Vice President, Immediate Past President and Webmaster.  Lisa's favorite hobbies include crocheting (especially making baby blankets for friends) and gardening (orchids, and recently, vegetables).  In her spare time, she volunteers for her local Girl Scout council providing basic troop training for adult leaders.

May Webinar - Save the Date!

NFPA's next webinar, titled "The Reality of Retrieval: Getting Records from Around the Country", is scheduled for May 22nd at 11 a.m. Pacific.  This webinar introduces to those just entering the world of litigation the questions to ask before retrieving records that may be protected under law, hard to locate, or difficult to obtain while offering the experienced individual proven strategies to gather, store and investigate thousands of documents with as little labor or technological cost as possible.  Online registration will open next week.

Thanks for reading. We look forward to keeping you informed!

In This Issue
The Reporter's Going Green!
Member Benefit Spotlight
NFPA Vice President and Director of Positions & Issues
May Webinar
Save The Dates For These NFPA Events!

May 22 - CLE Webinar
June 25 - CLE Webinar
August 9 - CLE Webinar
October 3-6 - Annual Convention & Policy Meeting
 NFPA 2013 Convention  

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