Capital Area Paralegal Association (CAPA) is a voluntary non-profit corporation comprised of paralegals and legal assistants, students, and vendors in Austin, Texas and the Central Texas area. CAPA was organized in September 1978 by a small group of pioneering paralegals and has since grown into the largest Texas affiliate of NALA - The Paralegal Association.
JULY PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Welcome to CAPA’s new term! I’m excited to step into my presidency for CAPA with a supportive and strong Board of Directors, and I can’t wait to walk through this journey with you.
For those of you that I haven’t had an opportunity to meet, I wanted to give you a peek into who I am and my journey with CAPA. I have been exactly where you are. I joined CAPA as a member in 2012 not knowing anyone and wondering what CAPA could do for me as a paralegal. I got involved immediately and begin attending the monthly CLE luncheons and meetings regularly, just to learn more about the profession. I connected with the Mentor Program and was paired with a mentor who helped me navigate the world of litigation and what CAPA had to offer. Fast forward a few years, I learned what CAPA could do for me, but I also learned what I could give back to CAPA. Shortly after, I joined the leadership as the Committee Chair for the Mentor and Internship Program and worked toward serving the membership for two terms as Secretary and as Parliamentarian of the Board, later leading our Student Membership as their School and Student Liaison. After taking a short break, I returned to the leadership as your President-Elect and here we are.
Did you know that CAPA is a completely volunteer-run organization? CAPA is run completely by paralegals like you who give their time, energy, and expertise to furthering the footprint of Austin area paralegals. Every aspect of CAPA that you have come to know and love is put together by a group of leaders who want to share and create a useful experience for their fellow CAPA members, and I’m honored to work side by side with these individuals.
If you are like I was in the beginning and wonder “what does the Board of Directors do” and “what does each of the committees handle,” I’m committed to giving all of our members a “peek behind the curtain”. TRANSPARENCY is going to be the theme of my presidency and the Board and Committee Chairs will be devoted to giving you insight into what it takes to keep this organization running and growing.
Did you know that CAPA has a Members-Only Job Bank dedicated to providing you with up-to-date information about the job market and open positions in the Austin area?
Check out the new Job Center for information on salary surveys, the difference between a certified paralegal and a paralegal certificate, and open positions ranging from entry-level to experienced positions.
The Job Bank is updated frequently, so check back for new postings each week!
EMPLOYERS: For questions about posting an open position to the Job Bank, email CAPA's Job Bank Coordinator. Are you looking for a freelance paralegal to handle projects on a contract basis? Many CAPA members are established freelance paralegals. See the CAPA Freelance Paralegal Directory page for a listing of paralegals available for contract work.
CAPA appreciates all its INCREDIBLE Sustaining Members.
We encourage you to show support for them by using their services.
For a list of members and their services, see the Sustaining Member Directory.
Vendors: if you are interested in joining as a Sustaining Member, please visit the Membership page.