Calendar of Events

May 2015

May 11: Public Relations Committee Meeting, 5:45pm at Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill (775 Yard St., #100, Columbus, OH 43212). Please RSVP to 1 week in advance of the scheduled PR Committee Meeting.

May 12: Board Meeting, 6:00pm at Poling Law.
May 15: Paralegal Extreme Makeover Committee Meeting, 12:00am-1:00pm via teleconference
May 18: Paralegal Day Celebration, 11:30am-1:30pm at the Ivory Room at Miranova. The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio (PACO) celebrates Paralegal Day in Columbus, Ohio as proclaimed by the Governor and Mayor on the 3rd Monday in May each year. This event is a time to celebrate the profession and the contributions paralegals make to the legal field and to our community as a whole. This year, Paralegal Day will be a garden party themed luncheon at the Ivory Room at Miranova, located at 2 Miranova Place. Join us on May 18th from11:30 to 1:30 for a delicious Cameron Mitchell meal in this stunning setting overlooking downtown Columbus!
May 27: Paralegal Extreme Makeover Committee Meeting, 11:30am-12:30pm via teleconference

June 2015

June 2: Board Meeting, 6:00pm at Poling Law.

June 8: Public Relations Committee Meeting, 5:45pm at Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill (775 Yard St., #100, Columbus, OH 43212). Please RSVP to 1 week in advance of the scheduled PR Committee Meeting.
June 9: ILTA & PACO Night Out With the Columbus Clippers, 7:00pm at Huntington Park. Join Secure Discovery and fellow ILTA and PACO members in rooting for our hometown Columbus Clippers against the Louisville Bats. Family members are also welcome. Click here to register for tickets. Your tickets will be sent to your work address the day before the game. Looking forward to seeing you all at the ballpark!
June 16: Annual Membership Meeting - Elections

NOTICE: It's PACO's 2015 Election Year

PACO has elected Board positions for this year, and also a variety of other leadership roles - namely Representatives and Committee Chairs.

In brief, the Board positions available for the 2015-2017 elected term are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
Additionally, our Representative positions and Committee Chairs are a one-year term. The Representatives and Committee Chairs are not elected by the general membership, but are appointed by the Executive Board, after a review of the applications received.

The list of 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 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.

The list of Committee Chairs 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 2017 for positions going from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.

-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.

Names will be announced at the meeting and Installment of Officers will follow in July.

July 2015

July 8: Executive Board Installation, 6:00pm at Poling Law. Further details to be released soon. Any questions, contact President Mindi Schaefer at

August 2015

August 1: PACO Board Retreat, 9:00am-1:00pm at Poling Law. For more information, contact

September 2015

September 25: Paralegal Extreme Career Makeover Event, 9:00am-3:30pm (registration begins at 8:30am) at Columbus State Conference Center

Brief-Advice Clinics:

Everyone is invited to attend and participate in these clinics that offer free legal advice to persons in need. Student members should especially should think about attending and obtaining experience. Contact for more information.

  • 1st Monday of each month @ 5 pm - Vineyard Church, 6000 Cooper Road, Far North Westerville     (
  • 1st Thursday of each month @ 5:30 pm - United Methodist Church, 501 East Broad Street, Downtown Columbus
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 6 pm - First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Road, Southeast Columbus
  • 2nd Thursday of each month @ 5:30 pm - The Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone, 1100 Hague Avenue, West Columbus
  • 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 pm - UALC The Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, OH, Northwest Columbus
  • 3rd Thursday of each month @ 5:30 pm - The Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205
  • 4th Monday of each month @ 5:30 pm - New Salem Baptist Church / Gye Nyame Center, 2830 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
  • 4th Wednesday of each month @ 5:30 pm - Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 428 East Main Street, Near Downtown Columbus

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