LGPA “Paralegal of the Year”

Since 2016, LGPA has honored one member with the “Local Government Paralegal of the Year” award. This award recognizes an individual LGPA member whose on-the-job achievements have contributed to the promotion and expansion of the paralegal profession, including contributions to his or her employer and colleagues and the paralegal profession in general.

To submit a nomination, please fill out an Official Entry Form and submit it by September 1, 2019.


A candidate must be an LGPA member for at least one year to be eligible for nomination.


A candidate must be nominated by an LGPA member or LGA member in good standing from January 1, 2018 to September 1, 2019.


Judges will be looking for the following qualities and experience:

  1. Works to promote and/or educate the legal community as to the benefits and utilization of paralegals;

  2. Consistently demonstrates knowledge of the law, perseverance in their attorney's’ clients, possesses superior paralegal skills, and exemplifies a commitment and overall attitude that is an inspiration to other paralegals; and

  3. Possesses high ethical standards within the legal community.

The final candidates will be contacted for a phone interview with one of the judges. Three members of LGPA will serve as judges and will come to a consensus to determine the winner.