Public Announcements

 

GAP Paralegals Recognized Nationally

October 27, 2016

GAP Members:

I am pleased to report that The National Federation of Paralegals Association awarded two of its highest annual awards to officers of the Georgia Association of Paralegals (GAP) during the 2016 NFPA National Convention, October 20 to October 23, 2016, in Burlington, Vermont.

As President, I have the job of ensuring that we have the best paralegals on our Board. These two women are very committed to our membership and passionate about improving the paralegal profession, so it is no surprise that they were presented with these awards.

Janet Wilson Williams, RP
GAP Director of Paralegal Certification and NFPA Secondary
Andersen Tate & Carr, P.C.
*PARALEGAL OF THE YEAR*

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. 

Janet Williams Wilson, RP was awarded NFPA Paralegal of the Year.  Janet’s tireless efforts as a paralegal educator have not gone unnoticed.  She has been resourceful, inventive and persistent during her 20+ year paralegal career, including leadership in GAP by leading our certification efforts since 2012. Very rewarding for her this year was being engaged by the Emory Paralegal Program to interview and mentor their paralegal graduates.  And I am happy to report that GAP once again earned President’s Awards for both certification exams due to her efforts in this area.

Sabrina D. Henry, GAP Vice President and NFPA Primary
Senior Paralegal, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
*OUTSTANDING LOCAL LEADER AWARD*

This award recognizes an individual NFPA member for outstanding local leadership contributions to their local association.

I am also pleased to announce that Sabrina D. Henry was awarded NFPA Local Leader of the Year.  Sabrina, like Janet, is a woman of many hats.  She possesses ingenuity, titanium nerves and has more logic-reasoning skills than most paralegals and is GAP’s incoming President for 2017-2018. Sabrina models and exemplifies leadership behavior and helps other GAP members and her fellow paralegal peers nationally grow into leadership roles. Her outstanding leadership has been instrumental in promoting the increased active participation and interest in GAP by existing and new members. At every GAP event, she continuously reminds attendees that GAP is their professional organization and the advancement of the paralegal profession is dependent on their active involvement.  Sabrina's inclusive and joyful leadership on GAP's Board and as its Primary NFPA Representative is a very rare and a highly cherished trait to her paralegal peers.

Suzette Corley
President