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“Paralegals’ anniversary marks state recognition”

My, how time has flown for the paralegal profession in Texas!

"Paralegals have made their way out of the figurative woods and into the light of a recognized profession [PDF link] since the State Bar of Texas created its paralegal division 25 years ago, an Austin woman who was instrumental in the landmark said Wednesday.

"Debra Crosby [scroll down for bio] told 30 people at a Petroleum Club luncheon that she entered the field more than 30 years ago because her husband was in law school and she had just earned a master’s degree in English and needed a job.

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Crosby said her tenures as chairman of the Bar’s long-range planning task force and 1993-95 division presidency helped establish standards and certification programs at Midland College, San Antonio College, Texas State University at San Marcos and other schools.

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"Oct. 23 is Texas Paralegal Day and the 25th anniversary of the division, which has 2,000 members. Only about half of the PAPB [Paralegal Association of the Permian Basin] belongs to the state organization and Crosby encouraged them to join."

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