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 PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

DAPA AWARDS

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Awarded by the President to the elected or appointed officer who, in the President’s opinion, has made the greatest impact on DAPA by supporting DAPA and the Board throughout the year (the recipient of the President’s Award shall possess characteristics such as integrity, professionalism and above all, dedication to DAPA).

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Awarded by the President, after consulting with the Board, to the person who fulfills an elected, appointed or volunteer position or office and who stepped out from the crowd and served DAPA by volunteering and/or participating in various DAPA activities throughout the year.

PARALEGAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

(a) Community Activities (b) General Work Experience (c) Involvement in Professional Organizations (d) Professional & volunteer awards, appointments, offices, etc. (e) Any other applicable activity or honor brought to the attention of the Volunteer Selection Committee

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

Given to a member of the Association, who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to pro bono service.

MICHELE M. BOERDER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The purpose of the Michele M. Boerder Lifetime Achievement Award (the "Lifetime Achievement Award") is to recognize continued, longstanding service to DAPA and contributions to the overall paralegal profession. The Lifetime Achievement Award was inspired by the legacy of Michele M. Boerder, CP, TBLS-Paralegal. The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award must have made a lasting legacy through his/her contributions to DAPA, the community and the paralegal profession.

Past Award Winners

NFPA AWARDS | National


Aaron B. Bath, CEDS, RP

2021

NFPA Justice Champion Award


Monica Phillips

2021

NFPA Student Scholarship Recipient


Sheila White

2019
NFPA Paralegal of the Year


Michele M. Boerder, CP, TBLS-BCP

2011

NFPA William R. Robie Award


Mariela Cawthorn, TBLS-BCP
2011

NFPA Paralegal of the Year


Michele M. Boerder, CP, TBLS-BCP

2005

NFPA Paralegal of the Year

DAPA AWARDS | Local

Michele M. Boeder Lifetime Achievement Award


2015  Jay Williams, TBLS-BCP


2014  Cynthia Minchillo, RP


2013  Allen Mihecoby, CLAS, RP


2006  Michele M. Boerder, CP, TBLS-BCP

President's Award

Paralegal of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Pro Bono Award


2020

Jill Spytman


2020

None Awarded


2020

Aaron B. Bath, CEDS, RP


2020

None Awarded


2019


2019

Laura A. Kehoe, CRP

2019

Aaron B. Bath, CEDS, RP


2019

Molita Powell


2018

Sheila White


2018

None Awarded


2017

Melissa Marquez Leslie


2017

Terisa Nguyen

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2016

Debbi Lowe


2016

None Awarded

2015 Debbie Albright

2014 Lisa Lynch, CRP

2013 Kelli Smith, CRP 

2012 Holly Atchley 

2011 Cindy Welch, RP 

2010 Mariela E. Cawthon, CP, TBLS 

2009 Laura J. Tapper 

2008 Christian Andersen 

2007 Katherine Connell 

2006 Kay Redburn 

2005 Debbie Oaks Guerra 

2004 Lourdes Bugarin 

2003 Kim Cantu, CP 

2002 S. Kristine Farmer, TBLS, RP 

2001 Stephanie Hawkes, RP 

2000 Rita A. Parker 

1999 Rebecca M. Savino 

1998 Wendi A. Rogers, CP, TBLS 

1997 Cynthia Minchillo, TBLS, RP 

1996 Sally Andress, RP 

1995 Michele Boerder, CP, TBLS 

1994 Frances Whiteside 

1993 Debbie Morrison


2015

None Awarded

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P.O. Box 12533
Dallas, Texas 75225-0533


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