May 23, 2018 MCLE – Thank you!

The CCPA would like to thank Scott Juretic for his presentation on the Confidentiality of Attorney Investigations at our May MCLE event at Upper Crust in San Luis Obispo!

We also want to thank all those in attendance! Be sure to check out our Events page for additional upcoming MCLEs. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your credits and network with our great local legal community!

2018 CCPA Board of Directors

The Central Coast Paralegal Association recently held elections for its 2018 Board of Directors.

The new Board Members are:

The new Board of Directors will take office at a joint meeting of the 2017 and 2018 Boards on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The Central Coast Paralegal Association extends its appreciation to all those who served in 2017 and to those who agreed to serve in 2018.

CCPA Awards Fall 2017 Scholarship

The Central Coast Paralegal Association recognized the fall 2017 CCPA Scholarship recipient, Trevor Luenser, at a presentation in front of his peers on Thursday December 14, 2017, at Cuesta College. He received a scholarship in the amount of $500.00. Trevor is the fourth CCPA Scholarship recipient since the first award was presented in the fall of 2015. All scholarship recipients thus far have been Cuesta College students.

The presentation was attended by Nicole Johnson, 2017 President, Program Director and CAPA Director, as well as Steve Hill, 2018 CCPA President, past Treasurer, and General Manager of e-Legal Services, Inc., and Lisa Huey, owner of e-Legal Services, Inc., a Sustaining member of CCPA. Pictured are Trevor Luenser, Nicole Johnson, and Steve Hill (left to right).

The students were informed about the many ways CCPA promotes and advances the paralegal profession here on the Central Coast and were provided the date and details for the next program on trial preparation in February as well as applications and scholarship information for the next scholarship award deadline of April 1.

A lot of interest was shown by the number of questions on various topics such as educational requirements, the California Alliance of Paralegal’s upcoming California Certified Paralegal test, differences between certification and certificated paralegals, just to name a few.

Thank you to instructor and attorney Janet Wallace for allowing CCPA to make this presentation during her evening course.

The Scholarship Policy and Application can be found on the scholarship page for Cuesta College as well as on the CCPA website under forms:

CCPA Paralegal Student Scholarship Deadline October 1st

The Central Coast Paralegal Association (CCPA) is offering a scholarship of up to $500 to a deserving paralegal student or a paralegal who is studying for certification. The application deadline is October 1st.

CCPA was founded in 1982 with the goal of advancing and promoting the paralegal profession on the Central Coast. One of the ways CCPA promotes the paralegal profession is by recognizing students and paralegals in their educational endeavors. CCPA offers scholarships to paralegal students and to those who are interested in obtaining paralegal certification. The scholarship deadlines are April 1 and October 1 of each year.

CCPA has increased the award and streamlined the application requirements, so the process is even easier. Applicants are not required to submit a formal essay, but should submit a few short paragraphs about the applicant’s career goals and why the applicant wants to become a paralegal. Complete details are listed in the CCPA Scholarship Policy.

CCPA awarded its first scholarship to a Cuesta College Paralegal Program student in the fall of 2015. Since then, CCPA offers two scholarships each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. The next scholarship will be offered in April.