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    • Tuesday, July 16, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Arts District Mansion


    "Building The Perfect Paralegal"

    July 16, 2024 @ 12:00 p.m.


    Laura Palazzolo

    Ms. Palazzolo began her legal work 25 years ago as a trial attorney in a solo bankruptcy and family law practice where she served as receptionist, legal secretary, paralegal, and the only associate, all at the same time. 

    She spent the majority of her career at a large Silicon Valley firm where she was part of a multi-office team of paralegals and support staff.  During that time, she was also a law school professor (teaching Civil Procedure, Real Property, Bankruptcy, Legal Writing, and Torts) and ultimately served as the Dean of her alma mater from 2016-2023.Ms. Palazzolo is excited to now lead the Paralegal program at Remington College, where she will continue on her mission to make learning law fun. 

    Program Description:

    An interactive discussion about legal education and how it can best be used to build the “perfect paralegal” – the kind you want to work alongside, and what you aspire to be.  Ms. Palazzolo will talk about new educational tools and methods, will poll the group about what skills and abilities are most important for new paralegals in the workplace, and will seek input on the best ways to help mid-career paralegals gain additional skills and certifications to ramp up their earning power, and prepare them for next level achievements. 




    2101 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

    *********For more information regarding this event please contact Caroline Rose at

    • Tuesday, July 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 93

    Family Law Section + CLE

    What Would Olivia Pope Do: Ethical Considerations on Being a Gladiator Without Practicing Law as a Paralegal

    Carmen Kyle is a Certificated Paralegal with a specialization in family law. She has over 22 years of experience as a paralegal from areas of law such as asbestos litigation, lemon law, water law, administrative law, and even worked for TxDOT in General Counsel’s Office and The Office of Compliance, Ethics & Internal Investigations.

    She is the Owner of Carmen M Kyle LLC, a Family Law Paralegal Firm, in Round Rock, Texas. Her clients are family law attorneys throughout the entire State of Texas. The firm propounds complex and custom family law pleadings, custom discovery requests, and custom discovery responses.

    Carmen truly has a passion for what she does, and clients (and their clients) enjoy working with her and her team. Carmen’s passion comes from her personal experience in her personal life and she truly believes that the modifications could have been prevented had there been a creative solution. She strives to educate professionals on the importance of customization in order to avoid modifications in family law cases and to create a dialogue of creativity to solve complex situations. She teaches monthly family law workshops wherein paralegals are encouraged to attend to see a new perspective and making their jobs easier. Carmen’s hero is Olivia Pope (character from the TV show Scandal). In fact, Carmen’s team of paralegals are known as “Gladiators in Pajamas.” 

    Carmen has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin, and continuous legal education. She is a Notary Public, is a member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, and the Capital Area Paralegal Association. Outside of work, Carmen enjoys spending time with her husband, Russell, their family, friends, her tween son, Logan, and their two fur babies - a Pomeranian named Eleven (yes, named after Stranger Things character) and a Chiweenie named Amy. In fact, her son, Logan, was named after her favorite detective on Law & Order (Detective Mike Logan)

    This event qualifies for 1.0 hour of Ethics CLE credit through DAPA.

    *** For additional questions regarding this event, please contact Debbie Churchill at

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom

    DAPA is pleased to share the following event from

    Capital Area Paralegal Association.

    $15 Members or Non-members $20

    July 31, 2024 


    Please click here to register for this event. 


    • Thursday, August 01, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 12700 Park Central Drive

    DAPA is pleased to share the following event from

    Trial Lawyers Association.

    Free Social to Follow

    12700 Park Central Drive Dallas TX 75251

    Please click here to register for this event. 


    • Monday, August 12, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 92

    Specialty Section+ CLE

    The Ethics of AI in Litigation

    This Presentation/CLE is sponsored by Lexitas.

    This event qualifies for 1.0 hour of Ethics CLE credit through DAPA.

    *** For additional questions regarding this event, please contact Heather Ulliman at

    • Friday, October 25, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 95
    Registration is closed

    Medical Section + CLE


    Misty Murray

    Misty Murray, a seasoned litigation paralegal with 25 years of legal industry experience, is the visionary founder of Arrow Consultants and a distinguished instructor at Beyond Paralegals Training U (BPTU). Renowned for revolutionizing case management Misty's expertise and dynamic teaching methods continue to inspire and elevate the legal community. Misty's courses and videos are not just educational; they're transformative, designed to engage, inspire, and elevate the legal community with wit, wisdom, and a dash of humor, making her a dynamic force in legal professional development. Her pioneering approach has revolutionized paralegal coaching and entrepreneur mentorship, blending technology with traditional practices to empower legal professionals globally.

    This event qualifies for 1.0 hour of General CLE credit through DAPA.

    *** For additional questions regarding this event, please contact Elena Taylor at

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