Awards

 GAP RECOGNITIONS

2017 Paralegal Week Awards
GAP presented special awards to honor its NFPA national award winners: Sabrina Henry was presented the Outstanding National Leader award and Janet Wilson Williams, RP was presented the Paralegal of the Year award.  It was a wonderful way for Paralegal Week to be celebrated in Georgia by bestowing these awards to exempliary GAP members and officers. 

2016 NFPA Paralegal of the Year Award
The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) announced the selection of Janet Wilson Williams, RP as recipient of the organization’s 2016 Paralegal of the Year Award. The award was sponsored by Capitol Lien and presented on October 22, 2016 at NFPA’s annual convention in Burlington, Vermont
This award recognizes an individual NFPA member whose on-the-job achievements have contributed to expansion of the paralegal profession, in­cluding contributions to his or her employer and colleagues and the paralegal profession in general.  Ms. Williams is GAP's Director of Paralegal Certification and NFPA Secondary Delegate and is employed by Andersen Tate & Carr, P.C. in Duluth, Georgia.

2016 NFPA Outstanding Local Leader Award
Sabrina D. Henry was presented the National Federation of Paralegal Associations' Outstanding Local Leader Award on October 22, 2016 at its annual convention in Burlington, Vermont
This award recognizes an individual NFPA member for outstanding local leadership contributions to their local association.  Ms. Henry is employed as a senior paralegal by Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and serves as GAP's Vice President and NFPA Primary.

2015 Georgia Technical College Student of the Year and GOAL Program Winner
Stephanie Jackson, GAP member and a paralegal studies student at Georgia Piedmont College, was named the Technical College System of Georgia's 2015 Student of the Year.  Ms. Jackson competed for the top student honor as part of the annual Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program, which recognizes top technical school students.  As the 2015 Student of the Year and State GOAL winner, Ms. Jackson will serve as the 2015 TCSG Student Ambassador, will speak before the General  Assembly, and receive a personal commendation from Governor Nathan Deal.  Read the Press Release for GOAL State Winner.

2014 NFPA Certification Ambassador Award
The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) announced the selection of Janet Wilson Williams, RP, Director of Paralegal Certification of the Georgia Association of Paralegals, as recipient of the organization’s 2014 Certification Ambassador Award. The award was presented on October 11, 2014 at NFPA’s annual convention in Dallas, Texas
.  Ms. Williams is employed by Andersen Tate & Carr, P.C. in Duluth, Georgia. Read the NFPA Press Release for Janet Williams RP.

NFPA Certification Awards

2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 - GAP was presented the NFPA President's Awards of Distinction for meeting PACE and PCCE Challenges
2013 - GAP was presented the NFPA President's Award of Distinction for Most New RPs and CRPs

2008 PACE Ambassador Award
The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) announced the selection of the Georgia Association of Paralegals (GAP) and its PACE Ambassador, K. Paezle’ Harris, RP, CLA of Cox Communications, Inc. as recipient of the organization’s 2008 PACE Ambassador Award. The award, sponsored by Altep, was presented on October 11th at NFPA’s annual convention in Rogers, Arkansas. Read the press release.

2002 Association Pro Bono Award
The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) announced the selection of the Georgia Association of Paralegals (GAP) as recipient of the organization’s 2002 Association Pro Bono Award. Read the press release.

 Casino de jure Awards Dinner & Fundraiser

Top Georgia Law Firm Top Georgia In-House Legal Department Top Georgia Legal Administrator or Legal Manager Georgia's Powerhouse Paralegal™
2011 WINNERS
King & Spalding, LLP The Coca-Cola Company Craig Hardesty, Paralegal Manager-Atlanta - King & Spalding, LLP Antonia (Toni) Roberts - Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
2011 NOMINEES
Ashe, Rafuse & Hill, LLP Georgia-Pacific, LLC Rick Rufolo, UPS Cheryl Spain, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP
Alston & Bird, LLP United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS) Shelly Walters, Rogers & Hardin LaKeila Meadows, RP, Attorney General's Office
Johnson & Freedman, LLC Cox Communications, Inc. (COX) Carolyn Hilgers, Director of Paralegal Services - King & Spalding, LLC Lenora Shealy of King & Spalding LLP
Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC   Brad Baber, Director of Paralegal Services, Troutman & Sanders, LLP Annette Nokes, The Law Offices of Robert S. Windholz
Rogers & Hardin, LLP     Julie C. Murphy, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP     Lucy Dalton, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Troutman Sanders, LLP     Julia Lanford, King & Spalding, LLP
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP     Jeannie S. Johnston, CEO/Paralegal Gateway
      Lyza Sandgren, CEO/Canopy Legal LLC
      Pamela Starr, STARRParalegals, LLC - President/CEO
      **Patrick Davis, RP Jackson Lewis, LLP
      **Kevin Fogle, AACP Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
      **K. Paezle’ Harris, RP, CP - Cox Communications, Inc.

  

CERTIFICATION Scholarships

Thanks to GAP's wonderful business partners, these CERTIFICATION SCHOLARSHIPS were awarded to the following qualified recipients.

2015 Stephanie Jackson (awarded by NFPA) 2005  Christina Weeks
Lakeila Meadows

2013

Barbara J. Ambus
Tramaine Beane
2004 Andrea P. Hart
Ann Jackson

2011

Tamara McLendon-Coleman
Andrea Dennis
2003 Kevin S. Fogle
Christine A. Rector

2010

Liz Hendricks Carlile 2002 Susan Floyd
Karen Prouty
2009 Alana S. Hull Cameron
Patricia Dietz-Selke
2001 Beth Magee
2008 Charles Mingle
Sarah Bradley
Barbara Pylant
   
2007 Amy Attaway
Charlotte Barnette
Sherry Rosen
   
2006 Elizabeth Mary Martinez
Ann J. Jackson
   

 

Employer of the Year

This award was given to honor paralegal employers who encouraged educational advancement and continued legal training for paralegals; encouraged interest and active participation in GAP; and mentored paralegals to work toward establishing and achieving professional goals.

Past Recipients  
2007 Cox Communications
2006 Laura Bass (of Gray, Rust, St.Amand, Moffett & Brieske LLP)
2005 Marty Ellin, Esq. (of Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation)
2004 Paul M. Alexander, Esq., William A. DuPré, IV, Esq., Catherine A. Harrison, Esq., and Shelley D. Rucker, Esq.(of Miller & Martin LLP)
2003 Pamela Anderson (of Georgia Pacific Corporation)
2002 William S. Myers, Esq. (of The Myers Law Firm)
2001 Jay Wardlaw, Esq. (of Seyfarth Shaw LLP)

  

Pro Bono Award

This award was given to acknowledge the dedication and motivation of an individual paralegal for performing pro bono work and/or assisting in the delivery of quality legal services to the less fortunate.

Past Recipients      
2006 Connie White 2004, 2003, 2002 Charles Mingle
2005 Charles Mingle