Paralegals' Week

10/12/2014

WHEREAS, paralegals provide skilled and essential professional services to licensed attorneys throughout Virginia; and

WHEREAS, paralegals received formal education and gain valuable experience working under the supervision of licensed attorneys; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations (VAPA), which represents more than 1,500 paralegals and students, issues educational standards and professional guidelines to ensure that paralegals are competent and knowledgeable about their field; and

WHEREAS, the research and administrative duties performed by paralegals are essential to the ability of attorneys to provide their clients with quality legal services; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations’ member associations sponsor educational programs, seminars, and forums designed to bring paralegals together to share best practices; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations encourages paralegals to adhere to a high degree of professionalism by maintaining a code of ethics;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 12-18, 2014, as PARALEGALS’ WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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