CAPITAL AREA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

Nancy McLaughlin Scholarship

Nancy Carmen McLaughlin, CLAS, TPS

Who Was Nancy McLaughlin?

Nancy Carmen McLaughlin, CLAS, TPS, was a legal assistant at the Law Offices of William Schmidt for 12 years prior to her sudden death on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000.

She was dedicated, hard working, and attentive to the needs of clients and her employer. Nancy received her Certification as a Legal Assistant in 1993 from NALA. She also received a Specialty Certification from NALA and the State Bar of Texas.

Many remember Nancy as a very active member of CAPA and the Legal Assistant Division of the State Bar of Texas, now known as the Paralegal Division. She spent many hours volunteering for both organizations and motivating others to become involved themselves. She served in many capacities, most notably as Programs Chair and President of CAPA, and as Editor of the Texas Paralegal Journal, published by the Paralegal Division.

Nancy touched the lives of many people, and often you will hear them say they thought of her as family. She was an animal lover and left behind four dogs and a cat. She was a kind and generous friend and devoted her free time to animal causes, Meals on Wheels, and those in need. She is still missed sorely by her many friends.

Nancy McLaughlin Scholarship 

To honor Nancy, CAPA awards annual scholarships which can be used for any of the following:

  • NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants (5E)
  • Certified Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant (CP/CLA) Testing Fee
  • Advanced Paralegal Certification (ACP) Course Fee
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) Testing Fee
  • Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS)
  • Other CLE that has received credit from NALA, State Bar of Texas and/or TBLS
  • Tuition to paralegal programs at Texas State University, University of Texas, Austin Community College or Center for Advanced Legal Studies.
  • Membership in CAPA.

One scholarship will be awarded.

The specific use of the award does not need to be identified at the time of the application. Within nine months of receiving written notification from CAPA of the award, it is the responsibility of the scholarship winner to contact the Scholarship Committee Chair for approval of the use and to make arrangement for the award to be paid directly to the provider. If the use is less than $250, the remainder, in an amount not to exceed $50, will be given to the recipient to cover other related costs.

All Voting, Associate and Student Members of CAPA in good standing are eligible.


The Scholarship Application and essay must be forwarded to:
Kathleen Chute, Chair
Andrae Law, PLLC
1717 W. Sixth Street, Suite 315
Austin, Texas  78703
Phone: (512) 382-2989
Fax: (512) 617-3959
Email

Updated 04.23.2014
 
 

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