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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


Sheila White

DAPA Member

NFPA Paralegal of the Year


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
Paralegal of the Year

2019  Laura A. Kehoe, CRP

2018  Sheila White

2017 Melissa Marquez Leslie

2016 Debbi Lowe

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

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