Message to Members
2011-2012 Board Announcements & Elections
Vicki Yost, 5/4/2011
I am pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Board. Congratulations to everyone! There are three positions that have two individuals running. Please review the ballot, cast your vote and return it to me by May 31, 2011. There are still board positions open, if you are interested, please let one of the board members know. If you are unable to view the document, please let me know and I will be happy to send it to you.
AIPS PACE® Review Course
Andrea Duncan, 2/4/2011The next AIPS PACE® Review Course begins March 7, 2011. The review course, which runs for seven weeks, will assist paralegals to prepare to take PACE by covering the five domains and uses PACE Study Manual 5th edition as the textbook. The courses are taught through computer-mediated distance learning. Students may communicate with instructors or classmates around the clock from their home or office computer. Click for further information or the registration form.
Message from the President
Rule Changes Effective Dec. 1, 2010 - From the U.S. Courts Website
Andrea Duncan, KPA President, 12/2/2010
From the U.S. Courts website:
PACE Study Group Sessions Beginning in Topeka in April 2010
Congress has taken no action on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence, approved by the Supreme Court on April 28, 2010. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2072, the following amendments to the rules take effect on December 1, 2010:
• Appellate Rules 1, 4, and 29, and Appellate Form 4;
• Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1019, 4001, 4004, 5009, 7001, and 9001, and new Rule 5012;
• Civil Rules 8, 26, and 56, and Illustrative Civil Form 52;
• Criminal Rules 12.3, 21, and 32.1; and
• Evidence Rule 804.
Under 28 U.S.C. § 2074(a) and the April 28, 2010, Supreme Court orders, the amendments will govern all proceedings commenced on or after December 1, 2010, and all proceedings then pending “insofar as just and practicable.” The amendments are posted here.
Andrea Duncan, 3/9/2010
A PACE Study Group is forming in the Topeka area. The tentative schedule for the study group sessions is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays:
The Topeka Area Meetings are scheduled to be held at:
Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, LLC
534 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 1000
Topeka, KS 66603
Contact Janice Ayers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Andrea Duncan (email@example.com) for more information.
PACE Review Classes - Upcoming Sessions
Andrea Duncan, KPA President, 1/5/2010
The dates for the 2010 PACE On-Line Review Course are as follows:
January 18, 2010
March 8, 2010
April 19, 2010
June 7, 2010
July 19, 2010
September 13, 2010
October 18, 2010
To register for one of these courses, visit NFPA's website, www.paralegals.org, either on the home page or under the PACE link. The cost of the PACE Review Course is $395.