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Video of October GM Meeting
Courtesy of Anderson Reporting

The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio is proud to provide you with this video of our October 21, 2015 General Membership meeting featuring Judge Carrie Glaeden, Magistrate Tony Paat, and Attorney Tom Vetter. This video was made possible through the generosity of PACO sponsor Anderson Reporting. Please take time to view the interesting and educational presentations. Then come out to the next PACO meeting on January 20, 2016 at the Columbus Bar Association where the topic will be Trending Intellectual Property Law and Litigation. The Board and Committee members would love to meet you and find out from you in person how we may improve our meetings for your benefit. Enjoy the video!

Click here to view the video.


PACO Executive Board Installation

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Click here to view all photos from the event.


Paralegal Extreme Career Makeover Event:
Register Now!

Online Registration:

PACO is excited to announce the Paralegal Extreme Career Makeover Event that is scheduled for Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Columbus State Conference Center, 315 Cleveland Avenue, 4th Floor, Columbus, Ohio. This is an all-day event to promote professional development and provide an educational experience featuring many speakers on popular topics and newest trends in the legal services industry. Our keynote speaker at this event is going to be Judge James E. Green.

To sponsor this extremely successful event, click here.

Download more information:
PECM 2015 Registration Form
PECM 2015 Brochure
Free Parking Pass for CSCC (day of event only)
Map and Directions to CSCC
PECM Handouts


Paralegal Day 2015


ILTA & PACO Night Out With the Columbus Clippers, Tuesday June 9th

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!


Celebrating an Anniversary in Your Paralegal Career?

Are you celebrating your 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or beyond anniversary as a paralegal? If you are, let us know! PACO would like to honor you with an award at Paralegal Day 2015. In order to apply for your award, please send your current resume to Hannah Harris at Please note, in order to receive this award, applicants must be in attendance at Paralegal Day on May 18th at the Ivory Room from 11:30 to 1:30. To RSVP and purchase your ticket for this event, please click here. Deadline for submission for a service award is May 1st.


PACO 2015 Awards of Excellence

Submit your nominations by May 1
PACO annual awards are to recognize excellence in an individual Paralegal who demonstrates to the community their strengths and commitment in the profession and to PACO. This year PACO will also recognize an award of excellence for a Sustaining Member of the Year and a Law Firm/Legal Department of the Year. Be sure to submit your nominations with a written one paragraph submission showing specific examples as to why you have selected the individual, sustaining member, or law firm/legal department as your nomination to

The awards will be selected by a sub-committee consisting of the PACO President, a PACO Advisory Board Member and representatives from the Columbus Bar Association. Please return to no later than May 1, 2015.

The awards will be presented at PACO's Paralegal Day Celebration on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Ivory Room at Miranova.

Click here for your ballot! Please return to no later than May 1, 2015.


Apply for a PACO Scholarship

The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio ("PACO") is awarding one (1) paralegal student scholarship in the amount of $500 and one (1) paralegal certification scholarship in the amount of $250 which will be awarded at PACO's Paralegal Day celebration on Monday, May 18, 2015. Click here to download the application. Deadline is April 28th!


Elections Committee is Seeking Your Help:

Would you like to take your membership further in PACO? It is rewarding to get involved in the Paralegal committee with PACO and taking your Paralegal career to the next step with leading others in a great organization. The deadline to submit your application is April 17, 2015. Feel free to contact the Elections Committee Chair, Brittany Hays at with any questions.

PACO Elections Consent Form 2015-2017
Download the application for the Representative positions
Download the application for the Committee Chair positions


Student Liaison Committee's Upcoming Career Readiness Event Announced

Please join PACO on April 11th for "The Time is NOW! Job Hunt Workshop with the Pros" from 10:00am - 12:00pm, Delaware Hall, CSCC Downtown Campus. For more information, contact


NFPA Membership News

Registration for the 2015 Joint Conference (May 1-3) is now open! Please go to NFPA's website at to register for any or all of the three conferences: Regulation, Certification and Leadership. Be sure to see options for social events on Friday and Saturday nights and while NFPA is not reserving a block of rooms at a particular hotel, we do have a guaranteed rate at the Portland Marriott. Don't miss this annual conference of learning and networking!


January General Membership Meeting

Anne Marie Sferra, Esq. - PACO presenter at PACO's General Membership Meeting on January 21, 2015.


December General Membership Meeting

Informative and well-received presentation at PACO's GM on Wednesday, December 17 at the CBA by Nathan Walker of Rimkus, our lunch sponsor. Delicious Italian food provided by Milo's. Thank you, Rimkus and Milo's!


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