Chester County Paralegal Association




  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

  •     Donald P. Bristol, RP®, Pa.C.P., Chair (

    The CLE Committee works to develop, organize and arrange CLE seminars for our General Meetings and our annual CLE symposium, which offers the greater legal community unique topics for discussion with well-respected and knowledgeable faculty/presenters.

  • Fundraising

  •     Barbara J. Butler, Pa.C.P., and Patricia S. Klim, Pa.C.P., Co-Chairs ( and

    The CCPA Fundraising Committee includes both board and non-board members who work to raise funds needed to carry out the mission of the organization as well as to support other non-profit organizations in our community. The committee organizes and hosts several events throughout the year with proceeds benefiting organizations such as Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Wings for Success, Chester County Domestic Violence Center, and others as nominated by our members. Major events include a silent and live auction event sponsoring Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania as well as a fashion show/silent auction and clothing drive, proceeds from which go to Wings for Success. The committee prides itself on the support it gives to these worthy organizations and enjoys providing opportunities wherein the community can come together.

    If you are a CCPA member interested in joining the Fundraising committee, please contact the Chair.

  • Job Bank

  •     Barbara Butler, Pa.C.P., Coordinator (

    The CCPA Job Bank provides job postings via email to our membership. These job postings are received through various resources throughout the legal community, and may also include other types of positions that our membership might find of interest, or may be qualified for.

    If you are an employer interested in having your office's job opening circulated to our membership ahead of publishing in general circulation, please contact the Chair directly.

  • Membership

  •     Ann Marie Romani, Pa.C.P., Chair ( )

    The Membership Committee Chair is responsible for maintaining a database of all members: Full, Associate, Student, and Sustaining Members. The database contains the names, addresses, email addresses, employment and other pertinent personal information. All dues are collected by the Membership Committee. Renewal forms are mailed out in December or early January.

    Both Membership Renewal forms and new Membership forms are processed through the Membership Committee, and may be found by clicking here.

  • Newsletter

  • CCPA's Newsletter, the Paralegal Pipelines, is a regularly-prepared publication for the benefit of members, with articles on various subjects presented by members, tips and help for members, updates on the activities of the association, etc.

  • Pro Bono

  •      Robyn Rykard, Chair (

    The Pro Bono Committee is responsible for investigating, receiving and circulating various pro bono activites and opportunities to the membership, from such sources as the guardianship program at the Chester County Orphans' Court. The Chair also acts as CCPA's liaison to the Chester County Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee.

  • Publicity / Website

  •     Donald P. Bristol, RP®, Pa.C.P., and Peggy Conroy, Co-Coordinators

  • Scholarship

  •     Maureen O'Hara, Pa.C.P., Chair (

    Since 2009, CCPA has sponsored scholarships to deserving individuals enrolled in degree or certificate programs in Paralegal Studies.

    Be sure to check back for information on the 2020 Scholarship application opening.

      Past Scholarship Recipients:

      • 2019 - Christopher Hinckley (Peirce College)
      • 2018 - Hollis Ruggieri (Delaware County Community College)
      • 2017 - Margaret Conroy (Delaware County Community College)
      • 2016 - Angela Orsini (Widener University)
      • 2014/2015 - Kristopher Nerl (Villanova University) & John Kutney (Peirce College)
      • 2013/2014 - Antonia Montague (Delaware County Community College)
      • 2012/2013 - Sandhya Shepherd-Sipos (Widener University) & Monica Sockwell (Delaware County Community College)
      • 2011/2012 - Pauline Michel (Widener University) & Stephen Young (Widener University)
      • 2009/2010 - Tara Newman (Peirce College)


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