Paralegal Association, Inc.
By Donna L. Kahoe
In March 2002, the Baltimore
City Paralegal Association, Inc., (BCPA) was formed to fill the need for a
professional organization in the Baltimore City area for local-area paralegals
and supporters. BCPA’s mission is to provide a forum to represent paralegals and
their interests in all areas of the law, networking opportunities and continuing
While still in its infancy,
association membership has more than doubled. BCPA holds monthly membership
meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the offices of
McGuireWoods, LLP, 7 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1000, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
Each month a different speaker is invited to provide an educational opportunity
for our members on both professional and personal levels. In the past year we
have brought in speakers such as Pamela J. White (former MSBA President), Hon.
Grace G. Connelly (Register of Wills for Baltimore County), Elaine Foard
(Director of Development & Special Events for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation, Maryland Affiliate), and Susan F. Burger (Executive Director, CASA).
BCPA has already scheduled some interesting speakers for 2003, including Margo
Bennett of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., who will speak on “Women and
Investing” in January and Thomas Spahn, Esquire, of McGuireWoods, LLP, who will
speak on the topic of Ethics in February.
BCPA members consist of a
diverse group of paralegals employed by a vast array of businesses throughout
the City of Baltimore. They specialize in many areas of the law and are employed
in many different environments, ranging from small general or specialized law
firms to very large litigation law firms, corporations and government agencies.
This collection of experience and expertise provide an invaluable resource for
paralegals and their employers.
If you are interested in
finding out more information about BCPA, please e-mail us at
Donna L. Kahoe, Litigation
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.