President’s Message 

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you for visiting the CIPA Website and for your interest in the Central Illinois Paralegal Association.

CIPA is a professional organization dedicated to the promotion of the paralegal profession and we encourage a high order of ethical and professional attainment, good fellowship among our members, NALA, and members of the legal community. Our members are involved in several pro-bono projects and continually give their time to help others using their legal and personal skill sets.

I am proud and honored to have been elected the 2017 CIPA President and am excited about the 2017 continuing legal education opportunities that we are promoting this year. Please check out our monthly meeting information. Our monthly educational meetings feature fantastic speakers from the local legal community speaking about current legal topics; while our social meetings are excellent opportunities to network with peers. Please also see information regarding our Annual Legal Educational Seminar, this year taking place on September 15, 2017, in Bloomington.

Being a member of CIPA is a rewarding experience and I hope that you consider joining our organization. If you have any questions regarding membership or CLE opportunities, please send your inquiries to: cipa@ciparalegal.org. Thank you so much.

Kindest regards,

Denise Risinger, President