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Central Illinois Paralegal Association

a NALA Affiliate

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President's Message

Dear Colleagues, 

Welcome to the CIPA website.  We have an exciting year ahead!  Here are some items worth noting:


Mark your calendars!  On September 20, 2019, CIPA will host our 30th Annual Legal Education Seminar!  The Seminar Committee is fast at work planning what we hope will be CIPA’s best seminar yet.


You may notice CIPA’s expanded board.  This year we have added to the board a Student Vice President to liaise between area schools and help drive student membership. We’ve also split the onerous role of Secretary to include co-secretaries to lighten the load!  What does this mean?  A larger board with more support and outreach to our members.

CIPA offers NALA approved CLE for paralegals through monthly meetings as well as other networking and volunteer opportunities.  Please join us!  All members, regular and student, are encouraged to become involved.

Celeste Poole