Supporting Paralegals For More Than 30 Years


  • January 04, 2016 12:50 PM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)

    The pilot program for electronic filing continues and the following counties will be added in the first half of 2016:







    St. Joseph


    Check this timeline for updates!

  • November 17, 2015 8:54 AM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)


    Allen Superior Court launches website

    The Journal Gazette

    Allen Superior Court now has a website.

    This is a first for the court, created at no additional cost to taxpayers, the court has announced.

    The site, launched earlier this month, gives the public access to programs, forms and personnel, and provides information about jury service, cases and contacting the court.

    The site is in its beginning stages, Judge David Avery said, and the intent is for it to grow as time goes on.

    To view the website, go to

  • November 05, 2015 3:58 PM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)

    Beginning January 1, 2016, Allen County will be participating in the Indiana Guardianship Registry.  All new guardianships will require an Information Sheet.  Click the link to learn more and to find a copy of the required Information Sheet.


  • October 07, 2015 11:48 AM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)

    NIPA member, Lori Wagner, RP, IRP, of Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom, LLP, was awarded the 2015 Affiliate Member Award by the Affiliate Membership Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association at its award luncheon on October 7, 2015.  NIPA would like to congratulate Lori and thank her for all of her hard work over the years to benefit paralegals at the local, state and national levels.




  • August 27, 2015 12:21 PM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)

    Thank you Summit City Reporting for sponsoring NIPA's August Social at Club Soda featuring Wine & Canvas.  We had a challenging project this year that really pushed our creativity to the limits.  What a great way to rejuvenate and connect with friends!




  • June 17, 2015 8:29 AM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)

    The Honorable Francis Gull of the Allen Superior Court spoke to NIPA members at the June luncheon.  Judge Gull shared her thoughts about Allen County's instrumental roll in the development of jury rules that gave jurors more privacy and added the benefits of note taking and questions during trial.  Allen County has also been a leader in its use of a mobile service for jury duty information that answers questions for potential jurors by text or email.  Judge Gull went on to discuss her experiences with Allen County's Drug Court and Veteran's Court that provides a chance for individuals struggling with addiction or mental health to have access to services and support to help them change their lives.  NIPA is honored to have had Judge Gull speak at its June luncheon.

  • June 04, 2015 2:05 PM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)

    Be sure to see the May issue of Res Gestae for updated information from the Indiana Bar Association about the plan for paralegal registration and the requirements.  Additional information is also available to NIPA members in the members only section of our website. 

  • May 29, 2015 1:14 PM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)

    Fort Wayne, IN – The Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association held its annual meeting on May 19, 2015 during which the 2015 Board of Directors election results were announced along with the recipient of the 2015 Paralegal Recognition Award. 

    NIPA is pleased to announce that its 2015 Board of Directors will consist of the following individuals: Beth Hill, President; Alex Jokay, Treasurer; Marie Lucas, Secretary; Cindy Witters, Education Chairperson; Sarah Cantrell, Event Coordinator Chairperson; Jennifer Mahoney, News & Website Chairperson; Lori Wagner, RP, Primary Representative; Julie Krider, Public Relations Chairperson; and Tonya White, Job Bank Chairperson.

    The Paralegal Recognition Award is presented annually to a NIPA member who has made outstanding contributions as a paralegal in his or her firm/company, to the Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association, and/or the community.  NIPA is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2015 Paralegal Recognition Award is Jennifer Mahoney.  Jennifer was presented with this award due to her outstanding work and long hours devoted to the development of NIPA’s new website and the weekly e-news announcements.  NIPA is grateful to Jennifer for her exceptional contributions to the paralegal community.  Jennifer has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Administration. She is currently employed as a litigation paralegal at Beckman Lawson, LLP.  Prior to her position as News & Website Committee Chair, Jennifer served as NIPA's Education Chair and Treasurer.

  • April 22, 2015 10:11 AM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)

    NIPA will support the Ontulili Literacy Project at its 2015 Annual Meeting to be held on May 19th.  Florence Mugumbi will share her experience growing up in a village in Kenya and the lack of basic school materials for children. It is the mission of the Ontulili Literacy Project to build a library to benefit children and promote continued education by providing basic literacy materials. 

  • April 12, 2015 11:54 PM | NIPA Webmaster (Administrator)
    NIPA hosted the 2015 Spring NFPA Region III Meeting in Fort Wayne. Delegates from the following paralegal associations participated in the meeting: Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association, Indiana Paralegal Association, Cleveland Association of Paralegals, Paralegal Association of Central Ohio, Greater Lexington Paralegal Association, Middle Tennessee Paralegal Association, Georgia Association of Paralegals, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, and South Florida Paralegal Association. Delegates discussed various issues impacting paralegals, including membership, paralegal registration, CLE, NFPA positions, 2015 Joint Conference, 2015 Convention, and trends in the paralegal profession among the Region III states. Delegates arrived on Thursday and enjoyed the Vera Bradley Sale followed by dinner at Red Rock in downtown Fort Wayne.  On Friday, NIPA hosted its Spring Seminar which offered CLE in ethics, technology, and time management/organizational skills. NFPA Region III Director, Yvonne DeAntoneo from the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association spoke at the April Membership Luncheon. Following the seminar, NIPA members and Region III delegates enjoyed an evening at Wine Down followed by dinner at J.K. O'Donnell's. The Region III meeting was held on Saturday at the First Source Center. NIPA provided lunch from Calhoun Soup & Spirits. Following the meeting, delegates were treated to a tour of DeBrands Chocolates followed by dinner at The Cork & Cleaver. Thank you to everyone to helped to make the Region III meeting a success and to all of the delegates for coming to Fort Wayne.


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