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Our Mission

The International Practice Management Association (IPMA) is the premier resource for information and education on the management of paralegals and other practice support professionals in law firms and law departments globally. Its mission is to advocate for the effective use and management of these professionals, to promote and enhance the proficiency and professionalism of its members, and to provide thought leadership to the membership, the legal industry and the public at large on the value of utilization and management of paralegals and other practice support professionals.

Chapters

Members in the metropolitan communities shown below meet regularly as chapters. Members of the IPMA located in the geographic proximity of an established chapter are automatically a member of the respective chapter for no additional dues or fees. All chapter members must be members of the IPMA in good standing.

IPMA chapters provide an excellent opportunity for members to have direct peer-to-peer interaction at chapter events. Individual business partners and local representatives of corporate business partner members are invited to select chapter events with many chapters conducting an annual service providers' event. Programs for chapter meetings have included roundtable discussions on recruiting sources, the evaluation process, orientation and training, and other aspects of managing paralegals. Many chapters invite outside speakers who have given presentations on subjects such as labor law issues, demographics of the future labor pool, networking and investigation techniques. Check the IPMA calendar for listings of upcoming chapter events.

To download a chapter's roster, click on its web page below.

Members may login and click here to download a copy of the IPMA Chapter Chair Resources and Guidelines Manual.


 

Atlanta/Southern

Karen Conklin | Co-Chair
Betsy Hale | Co-Chair

Click here to view the Atlanta/Southern Chapter web page.


Atlantic Canada

Wanda Doiron | Chair

Click here to view the Atlantic Canada Chapter web page.


Boston

Chapter Chair: To Be Named

Click here to view the Boston Chapter web page.


Calgary

Susan Atkins | Chair

Click here to view the Calgary Chapter web page.


Carolinas

Catherine S. "Cathy" Boette | Chair

Click here to view the Carolinas Chapter web page.


Chicago

Christina M. "Tina" Ortman | Co-Chair
Paige D. Stepan | Co-Chair

Click here to view the Chicago Chapter web page.


Cleveland

Judith A. "Jude" Ayers | Chair

Click here to view the Cleveland Chapter web page.


Colorado

Emily Visone | Chair

Click here to view the Colorado Chapter web page.


Minneapolis

Barbara H. "Barb" Peppersack | Chair

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Montréal

Pierre Bilodeau | Chair

Click here to view the Montréal Chapter web page.


New Jersey

Chapter Chair: To Be Named

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New York City

Beth Weller | Co-Chair
Kara Buzga | Co-Chair

Click here to view the New York City Chapter web page.


Pacific Northwest

Chapter Chair: To Be Named

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Philadelphia

Michelle Rick | Chair

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Phoenix

Tracy Schumm | Chair

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Pittsburgh

Chapter Chair: To Be Named

Click here to view the Pittsburgh Chapter web page.


San Francisco Bay Area

Michael Andow | Co-Chair
Sylvia Skucha | Co-Chair

Click here to view the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter web page.


Southern California

Chapter Chair: To Be Named

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Southern Ohio

Gary R. Platton | Chair

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Texas

R. Jason Bonilla | Co-Chair
Becky Bike | Co-Chair

Click here to view the Houston Chapter web page.


Toronto

Fiorella Bellissimo | Chair

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Vancouver

Shae Korres | Chair

Click here to view the Vancouver Chapter web page.


Washington, DC

Adam M. Rottner | Chair

Click here to view the Washington, DC Chapter web page.