There are two ways you can help contribute and get involved with the Hawaii Paralegal Association:
JOB BANK COMMITTEE
The Job Bank Committee serves as a liaison between prospective employers and HPA members, tracks and maintains market trends affecting the profession.
The Membership Committee processes applications and renewals, maintains a membership list and recruits new members.
The Newsletter Committee publishes and distributes the quarterly Hawaii Paralegal Reporter. It contains news of HPA activities, trends in the paralegal profession, and educational resource material.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Professional Development Committee arranges educational seminars and general membership meetings and facilitates practice groups.
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The Public Relations Committee disseminates promotional material designed to attract public interest or recognition for HPA, and serves as a liaison with the media. Currently the Public Relations Committee comprises three subcommittees: the Fund Raising Committee, the Web Site Committee, and the Advertising Committee. The Fund Raising Committee organizes and conducts all HPA fundraising events. The Website Committee works on all matters concerning the HPA website. The Advertising committee works on all advertising in HPA’s newsletter, directory, and web site.
PRO BONO COMMITTEE
The Pro Bono Committee promotes member participation in pro bono and fund raising projects, functioning as a liaison with law organizations and other groups or entities that utilize paralegals in pro bono services. Currently the Pro Bono Committee comprises two subcommittees: the Legal Line Law Week Committee and the Legal Line Wednesday Night Committee. The Legal Line Law Week Committee participates each May, during Law Week, with the HSBA shopping mall clinics wherein free legal information is provided to the public at seven Oahu shopping malls. The Legal Line Wednesday Night Committee assists weekly, at the HSBA, with the HSBA’s Legal Line public service project, providing free legal information by telephone to the public.
The Standards Committee researches matters affecting the paralegal profession, and makes recommendations for Board approval. Such matters include accreditation, certification, licensure, and ethics.
BOARD ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Board Advisory Council advises the HPA Board of Directors on various matters as deemed necessary by the Board. Advisors to the Board Advisory Council are appointed by the Board of Directors as deemed necessary by the Board.
The President is the chief executive officer of HPA.
The Vice President performs all of the President’s duties if the president is absent or disabled.
The Treasurer is responsible for all of the funds of HPA.
The Secretary is responsible to duly record the minutes of the proceedings of all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors.
The NFPA (National Federation of Paralegal Associations) Representatives represent HPA at NFPA’s annual meeting. There is a Primary Representative and a Secondary Representative.
DIRECTOR OF JOB BANK COMMITTEE
The Job Bank Committee Director is responsible for the job referrals from prospective employers to HPA paralegals.
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
The Membership Committee Director is responsible for HPA membership recruitment, for maintenance and reporting of membership data, and for the production of the membership directory.
DIRECTOR OF NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE
The Newsletter Committee Director is responsible for providing newsworthy information through the quarterly newsletter publication to HPA members on paralegal issues and activities, locally and nationally, and on other issues affecting the legal profession.
DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Professional Development Committee Director is responsible for coordinating and arranging programs, activities, and seminars of interest to the paralegal profession
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The Public Relations Committee Director is responsible for disseminating promotional materials or information to attract public interest or recognition to HPA.
DIRECTOR OF PRO BONO COMMITTEE
The Pro Bono Committee Director acts as a liaison with law related and other organizations that utilize paralegals in pro bono services.
DIRECTOR OF STANDARDS COMMITTEE
The Standards Committee Director researches matters affecting the paralegal profession, and makes recommendations for Board approval. Such matters include accreditation, certification, licensure, and ethics.
BOARD ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Board Advisory Council advises the Board of Directors on various matters as deemed necessary by the Board.
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