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    • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Coach's Bar & Grill - 6700 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66211
    Registration is closed

    It's been awhile!  Let's grab a beer, share some appetizers, and catch up with other paralegals from the KC area.

    Along with networking with our fellow paralegals, it's time for HPA's annual meeting!  Find out what we are all about.

    Annual Meeting Agenda:

    • Recognition of Outgoing Officers
    • Election of Officers
    • 2021-2022 Budget Review & 2022-2023 Budget Approval

    Cash bar is available. (credit cards are fine too)

    This will be a free event, so come on down!

    You must register online for this event.  Registration is due by noon on the Friday before the event. Late registrations may be allowed but you must email heartlandparalegalassn@gmail.com to check availability.  

    Voting members, if you are unable to attend, please select a proxy and submit your proxy form to the Nicole Conner, Secretary of the Association, no later than May 10, 2022.  Any person serving as your proxy must be a voting member in good standing, and may not include Lauren Walker (Nominations Chair) or a current candidate for office.  Nicole Conner can provide a list of members willing to serve as proxy. Voting members will receive a separate email with more details and the appropriate proxy form.

    Cancellations must be received no later than noon on Friday before the event and must be emailed to heartlandparalegalassn@gmail.com. 

    We are monitoring COVID-19 restrictions in the area and will make adjustments as necessary.

    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • O'Neill's Restaurant & Bar 9417 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
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    Our Speakers:

    Shelly Walker, Paralegal Manager/Regional Office Admin - Polsinelli, PC

    Julie Lowrey, Manager of Professional Paralegal Services - Polsinelli, PC

    This will be a great CLE for new paralegals entering the field, as well as existing paralegals who need some additional guidance on dealing with their legal workplace and an ongoing pandemic.  What are the ethical implications of working from home versus in person at the office?  This question and many others will be answered during this presentation.

    Shelly Walker bio: 

    Shelly received her Paralegal Certificate from William Jewell College in 1993.  She joined Polsinelli PC in 1995 as a case assistant managing the docket for the firm.  She completed her bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Relations at Mid America Nazarene University while working at Polsinelli.  Shelly’s docketing position was eventually changed to a paralegal position.  While docketing, she began training with an asbestos defense litigation paralegal, and replaced her when she left the firm.  Shelly handled most aspects of litigation paralegal work including assisting with several trials.  Eventually, she began managing the asbestos paralegal group, which eventually led to her managing the Paralegal Services Department.  She added Regional Office Administrator to her duties in 2018. 

    Julie Lowrey bio:

    Julie received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota in 1986 and Paralegal Certificate from Johnson County Community College in 1996.  She joined Polsinelli in 1995 as a Case Assistant.  In 1997, she was promoted to Paralegal/Office Manager and in 2004, she was promoted to Senior Paralegal.  Julie’s background is in commercial litigation, involving numerous trials in both state and federal court.  She also has experience in employment law, corporate, real estate, bankruptcy and docketing.  In 1999, Julie was promoted to Manager of Professional Paralegal Services and holds that position today.

    CLE credit: NALA 1 credit hour (.5 substantive CLE hours, .5 Legal Ethics CLE hours)

    The dinner:  TBD  

    All dinners include soda, coffee, or water.  Drinks may be purchased separately at the bar.

    The fine print:

    This meeting and CLE is open to all HPA members, and non-member paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, paralegal students, and other legal support staff.  Reservations are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the event.  If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so before noon Friday, June 24th. If your registration is not cancelled before the deadline, you will be responsible for the full registration fee since HPA is required to pay that amount to the venue.

    Payment may be made online by credit or debit card, or by cash or check at the door.  Please do not mail your payment unless you must do so because of a last minute cancellation.  

Past events

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Zoom Creative Session: Create Cards for Seniors to Support Harvesters
Friday, October 29, 2021 HPA Fall Paralegal Seminar
Friday, October 29, 2021 HPA Annual Seminar - Vendor, Firm, and Association Registration
Saturday, October 09, 2021 HPA Fall Outreach--Julia's Warriors Run
Saturday, July 17, 2021 HPA Summer Outreach--HopeBuilders-KC
Thursday, May 27, 2021 Annual Meeting and Awards
Saturday, April 10, 2021 Spring Outreach - The Whole Person
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Family Law and the Paralegal's Role - Meeting & Virtual CLE
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 HPA Annual Seminar Planning Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Virtual Happy Hour / Fall Social
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Kyleigh's Gift -- Virtual 5k Run/Walk
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Employment Discrimination - Virtual CLE
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Getting Hired During a Pandemic: Navigating the Paralegal Job Market Through COVID-19
Friday, July 24, 2020 Webinar - 7 Habits of the Indispensable Paralegal
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Friday, April 24, 2020 HPA Spring 2020 Fundraiser -- Giving the Basics
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Legal Information Security - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 What a Paralegal REALLY Does - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 HPA Winter Social
Friday, November 01, 2019 HPA Fall Paralegal Seminar
Friday, November 01, 2019 Paralegal Fall Seminar - Vendor, Firm, and Association Registration
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Workers' Compensation - Dinner & CLE
Sunday, October 06, 2019 HPA Fall Community Outreach: Race for Dignity
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 Immigration Law Updates - Dinner & CLE
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Summer 2019 Community Outreach
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group August-September Schedule
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Unauthorized Practice of Law - Dinner & CLE
Thursday, July 11, 2019 NALA Conference & Expo
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group - July Schedule
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 HPA Summer Social
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group 3 Weeks
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 The Grandma Hustle: A look at Physical and Financial Abuse of Elders - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Paralegal News from Johnson County Community College - Dinner & CLE
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group 6 Weeks
Friday, April 05, 2019 HPA Spring Community Outreach: The Whole Person Expressions Art Exhibit
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Moving to the Private Sector (Civil) from the Public Sector (Criminal) - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 HPA Winter Social
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 RESCHEDULED TO 01/2019 - NALA CP Exam Study Group - Session 3
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 NALA CP Exam Study Group
Friday, November 02, 2018 HPA and JCBA Fall Paralegal Seminar
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 NALA CP Exam Study Group
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Understanding Health Insurance Law - Dinner & CLE
Saturday, October 06, 2018 POSTPONED - HPA Fall Community Outreach Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
Friday, September 28, 2018 HPA CP Exam Informational Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Building a Brand & Trademark Protections CLE & Dinner
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Multigenerational Communication in Today's Law Firm CLE and HPA Dinner Meeting
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Be a Hero for Hope House - Back to School Drive
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Heartland Paralegal Association Summer Social
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Getting Hired: A Look at Kansas City's Paralegal Market - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Fall Seminar Planning Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Dinner Meeting & CLE - 11 Things You Didn't Know About Criminal Law
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Bankruptcy Myths
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Elder Law
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 HPA Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, November 03, 2017 HPA Annual Fall Paralegal Seminar
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Home Owners Association
Saturday, October 07, 2017 HPA Volunteer Event - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Crimmigration
Saturday, September 09, 2017 HPA Volunteer Event - Starlight Theater - Grease
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Forensic Science & the Law
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Volunteer Event - Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 HPA Paralegal Summer Social at Pinstripes
Saturday, May 20, 2017 HPA Volunteer Event - Missouri Department of Conservation
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Preparing Evidence for Trial
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Shawnee Mission West Career Fair
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Social Security Disability
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Volunteer Event - My Father's House
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Employment Discrimination
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - NALA - National Association of Legal Assistants
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 HPA Holiday Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Copyright and Fair Use
Friday, October 14, 2016 HPA Annual Fall Paralegal Seminar
Saturday, October 08, 2016 HPA Volunteer Event at Harvesters
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Criminal Law - Dinner Meeting and CLE
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Immigration and Naturalization - Dinner Meeting and CLE
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Heartland Paralegal Association Summer Social
Saturday, May 21, 2016 HPA Volunteer Event at Starlight Theater
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 American Indian Law - HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Heartland Paralegal Association Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
Saturday, March 26, 2016 Volunteer Event - My Father's House
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Federal Court and What You Need to Know - HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Online Legal Research for the Paralegal - HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
Sunday, January 24, 2016 Heartland Paralegal Association CP Exam Study Group
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
Thursday, December 17, 2015 NAU Open House/Networking and Free CLE Event
Friday, November 06, 2015 2015 HPA Paralegal Fall Seminar
Sunday, October 25, 2015 HPA CP Exam Study Group
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Managing Liens in Personal Injury Cases
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Organizational Development Work Session
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Volunteer Event - Hands to Hearts Bookmobile
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Real Estate Law for the Paralegal
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Datamax KC - Aligning Four Generations for Success in Today's Legal Practice Workforce
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - 4 Pillars of Estate Planning
Saturday, June 13, 2015 Hope House Volunteer Event at Starlight Theater
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Heartland Paralegal Association Summer Social
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 KS and MO Mechanic Liens
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 HPA Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Saturday, March 14, 2015 Volunteer Event - TurnStyles
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Legal Ethics in Online Law Firm Marketing
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Scattered to the Four Winds - Examining Civil Liberties v. Government Powers
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 An Introduction to Equine Law
Friday, November 14, 2014 HPA Paralegal Fall Seminar
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Scattered to the Four Winds - Examining Civil Liberties v. Government Powers
Saturday, September 27, 2014 HPA Members' Volunteer Event for Harvesters
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Sex, Drugs, and Employment Law CLE & Meeting
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 HPA Meeting and Paralegal Roundtable
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 NALA 2014 Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 29, 2014 CASA 5k SuperHero Run - Volunteer Event
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 HPA Summer Social
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 General Membership Meeting & CLE

Copyright Heartland Paralegal Association.

Heartland Paralegal Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

Heartland Paralegal Association offers continuing legal education programs for member and non-member paralegals, legal assistants, and paralegal students in Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, and surrounding areas.   Our dinner meetings with CLE are held on the second Tuesday in each of the following months:  January, February, March, April, May, August, September, and October or November.  Currently our meetings are held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at O'Neill's restaurant at 95th and Mission Rd.  

HPA also hosts its Annual Fall Paralegal Seminar in October or November of year.  Paralegals, legal assistants, and paralegal students have the choice of attending for 1/2 day or full day seminar on a variety of topics.  This is a can't miss event with quality presentations, lunch, and door prizes.

Special events and volunteer opportunities will also be posted below.  If you are thinking about membership, we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events!

Please note that registration for some events may not open until several weeks before the event.  Click show details next to each event to determine registration availability.   

Heartland Paralegal Association, 12641 Antioch Rd., Suite 1038, Overland Park, KS 66213

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