CCPA Committees & Affiliations
CLE - Continuing Legal Education
Amy McCall, 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.
Luciann Givonetti, Pa.C.P./Donna D'Ortone, Co-Chairs
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.
Amanda Greene, Pa.C.P., Chair
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.
Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations
Patricia S. Klim, Pa.C.P., Primary Delegate / Amanda Greene, Pa.C.P., Secondary Delegate
The Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations (Keystone Alliance) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, formalized in 1995 from groundwork laid in the 1980's by paralegal associations in Pennsylvania. The Alliance's member associations are CCPA, Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association, Delaware County Paralegal Association, Lehigh County Paralegal Association, Montgomery County Paralegal Association, Philadelphia Association of Paralegals, and the Pittsburgh Paralegal Association.
CCPA members are all members of the Alliance and have available to them various benefits through our affiliation, including discounted rates on certification applications, etc.
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.
NFPA® (National Federation of Paralegal Associations)
Ann Marie Romani, Pa.C.P., Primary Delegate
Founded in 1974, NFPA was the first national paralegal association. Created as a non-profit federation, NFPA is an issues-driven, policy-oriented professional association directed by its membership. It is comprised of more than 50 member associations and represents over 9,000 individual members reflecting a broad range of experience, education and diversity.
The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.'s mission is to promote a global presence for the paralegal profession and leadership in the legal community, and its core purpose is to advance the paralegal profession.
CCPA members are all granted membership in NFPA through our affiliation.
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: United Way and Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania's mobile home tax appeals project, the guardianship program at the Chester County Orphans' Court, etc.. The Committee Chair also acts as CCPA's liaison to the Chester County Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee.
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.
Past Scholarship Recipients:
2021 - Samantha Kornecki (Delaware County Community College)
2020 - Brittlea Keith (Peirce College)
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)