October 2023

WELCOME to the Catawba Valley Paralegal Association!  After a 7 year hiatus, our website is back up and running.  We hope that you find information of interest in our pages.  The Board of Directors and committee members have worked diligently over the last few years to make the Catawba Valley Paralegal Association a successful professional association.  We strive to make our members feel that being involved in the CVPA is worthwhile and a positive influence on their lives.  

We continue to accomplish great things. In 2019 and 2021, the Bylaws were amended to reflect how the CVPA actually functions and include changes that will benefit the CVPA now and in the future.  Our website, which crashed in 2016, was recently resurrected and has been updated so all information can be easily accessed.  We have held several successful fundraisers and have been able to contribute to the CVPA Lynn Price Memorial Scholarship which is awarded to a paralegal technology student at Western Piedmont Community College twice a year. Amanda Bentley who is one of our board members, and I attended the Western Piedmont Foundation student scholarship reception in September 2023 and had the honor of meeting the Executive Director of the Western Piedmont Foundation.

Most importantly, beginning in 2023 we extended invitations to all North Carolina certified paralegals to join the CVPA.  We believe it is important to give membership access to as many certified paralegals that we can reach so they have access to the eight CPEs we offer each year.  Having a larger pool of members will give us the opportunity to bring in different types of speakers and will allow the committees and Board to maintain fresh ideas. Increasing our membership will continue to be one of our main goals.   

Keeping the CVPA successful takes commitment by all its members. We have accomplished quite a bit this past year, but there is still more we need to do to make the Catawba Valley Paralegal Association a first-rate professional association.

                                                                                Laurie Hayden, President



To join the CVPA, please download the membership application below and mail it, together with your check, to:

Catawba Valley Paralegal Association
PO Box 3068
Hickory, NC 28603

Download membership application (PDF)

The application is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader - click here to download the program.

Membership Year:  January 1 - December 31 - Regular Dues are $50. Refer to the Membership Application for specific levels of membership.