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At PACO, we work to promote the interests of paralegals, foster relationships with the legal community, serve the public, advocate the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and endorse the mission of PACO.
Upcoming Events...

April 7-9, 2017:
OPEC Refresher Course for the OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam

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Featured Resources:

Paralegal Member Spotlight: Teresa Scharf
Sustaining Member Spotlight: Spectrum Reporting

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It’s PACO’s 2017 Election Year

PACO Members are encouraged to utilize their membership benefits and take the next step by becoming a PACO Officer, Representative, Committee Chair, or Sub-committee member. PACO Members interested in a Board Position, or one of the Representative or Committee Chair positions can submit an application through the link below.

The PACO’s elected Board positions will be voted on for new a term. The duties of the Board positions are stated with the PACO Code of Regulations. In brief, the Board positions available for the 2017-2019 elected term are:

  • President (position filled by the President-Elect nominee voted on at the prior election)
  • Vice President
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • President-Elect (available for 2019-2021 term)
We also have a variety of other leadership roles - namely Representatives and Committee Chairs that the PACO Board will vote on by applications received. These positions are for a one-year term. The positions available are listed below:

Representative positions are:

-Public Relations Representative - As PR Rep, you are tasked with the awesomeness of planning a fantastic Paralegal Day each May along with other PR events you want to help PACO.

-Statewide Representative - The Statewide Rep attends bi-annual meetings within the State of Ohio conversing with other paralegal associations to help promote the profession and assist other associations in the same.

-NFPA Representative - As NFPA Rep, you work to promote the benefits to the membership about NFPA and work with other national associations to help promote the paralegal profession.

-Student Liaison Representative - The Student Liaison Rep promotes the benefits of PACO, CBA, and NFPA to potential and current student paralegals throughout the various paralegal programs in Central Ohio.

Committee Chair positions are:

-Job Bank Committee - The Job Bank Chair facilitates the submissions of open paralegal positions to the membership so they are aware of openings.

-Pro Bono Committee - The Pro Bono Chair schedules PACO pro bono activities in the community.

-Program Committee - The Programs Chair is tasked with planning and coordinating the monthly General Membership Meetings.

-Mentoring Committee - The Mentoring Chair pairs up senior mentors and junior and paralegal student mentees as a way for senior paralegals to pay it forward.

-Elections Committee - The Elections Chair handles the elections process every other year. The next elections cycle is 2019 for positions going from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. The Election Committee also facilitates the application process for the Representative and Committee positions available every year.

-Bylaws Committee - The Bylaws Chair maintains the current regulations and policies for PACO.

-Professional Development Committee - The Professional Development Chair handles the scholarships offered by PACO to members as well as oversees any roundtables established such as litigation and corporate. Sub-Committees Available:

There are also PACO sub-committees available that are appointed by the Board or the Chairperson of that particular committee. The positions stated below do not require an application. If you are interested in any of the positions you can contact the Elections Committee chair at the email stated below and your interest will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

-Social Media & Website Sub-Committee - This subcommittee, established by the Public Relations Committee, maintains, updates, and monitors PACO’s social media accounts, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and PACO’s website.

-OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam Study Group Sub-Committee. This sub-committee, established by the Mentoring Committee, shall meet periodically to prepare for the annual OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam.

-PACO Biennial Workshop & Exhibition Sub-Committee. This sub-committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the PACO Biennial Workshop & Exhibition event annually in September.

-Photography Sub-Committee. The Photography Sub-committee will photograph all PACO events based on availability.

**Please review the PACO Code of Regulations for a full description of the positions available.


PACO Elections Consent Form 2017-2019

Representative Position Application

Committee Position Application

All applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, April 28th to elections@pacoparalegals.org.

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