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Mental Health and Well-Being: Ways to Integrate Well-Being in the Workplace

The legal profession is known for its demanding nature, high-stakes cases, and long hours. As integral members of legal teams, paralegals are not immune to these pressures. As such, mental health and well-being have become increasingly important topics in the paralegal profession.

The demanding nature of the job can lead to stress, anxiety, and burnout. Paralegals often juggle multiple tasks, tight deadlines, and high client expectations, all while ensuring accuracy and compliance with complex legal procedures. Stress can be reduced when proper measures are taken to acknowledge employee well-being.

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   Samantha Misch         

Join the IPA Board of Directors

Would you like to serve as an IPA Board Member and shape the future of the IPA?

IPA's Annual Meeting and Elections is held each year in April. Serving on the IPA's Board of Directors provides real opportunities to lead, represent the interests and concerns of paralegals, and help shape our profession. The Board of Directors also works tirelessly to put together quality CLE programs, networking events, workshops, and professional development trainings.

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Annual Meeting and Elections

White Sox Outing Sponsored by Alliance Corporate Solutions LLC/Universal Registered Agents - June 26

Hi IPA Members! We are BEYOND EXCITED to announce that we have an EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR for an evening out at a Chicago White Sox game in the Warning Track Party Area.

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2024 Annual Meeting and Officer Elections

Join us for a brief online Annual Meeting where we will announce the election results. This will be followed by the inaugural meeting of the new Board of Directors, during which officers for the upcoming year will be elected.

April 10 | 12:15-12:45 PM

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Election Results

Save the Date: Social Event at Flight Club

The IPA is hosting a social event at Flight Club, Chicago!

April 10 | 5:30-7:30 PM 
Cocktails and appetizers included

More details and registration to come!
Save the Date!

Spring Education Conference Beginning April 8th

IPA's Spring Education Conference will be held virtually on IPA Connect over the course of one week, April 8th - April 12th, daily at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. This year, our speakers will cover topics in Litigation, Corporate, and Technology, with many of our sessions focusing on Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Field. This is your opportunity to earn 10 hours of CLE credit.

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Register Today for the Spring Education Conference 

Tips from the Trenches Lunch

Join us on your lunch hour the 4th Wednesday of each month for Tips from the Trenches where an IPA Board member or Chairperson will discuss a tip or tool that they have learned over the years that has made their job easier.

This month's speaker is Melissa Jurik, who will lead a session on creating quickpart signatures.


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Career Corner

One of IPA's purposes is to advance the paralegal profession. In so doing, we will be featuring articles on Career Development in this section of The Lookout.

Do you have any articles that you would like to share with everyone? Send an email to and we will add to our next issue of The Lookout.

Important Notices and Useful Information

Do you have any other updates to share with everyone? Send an email to and we will add to our next issue of The Lookout.
Important Updates and Useful Information

Non-IPA CLE Opportunities

CLE opportunities listed are provided for informational purposes only.  Contact the provider to determine if the seminar is suited to your skill level and for its applicability.

Sustaining and Educational Institution members of IPA can list their upcoming CLE opportunities in The Lookout by emailing the information to
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Are You Looking For A New Paralegal Position?

Are you aware that the IPA's website lists Employment Opportunities? Employers throughout the state post job listings on our website. New listings are added almost daily. If you are looking for a job, this is the first place you should look!

Is Your Firm Looking To Hire A Paralegal?

If your employer is seeking to hire a paralegal, please remind your HR department that listings can be placed on the IPA's website.  There is no fee to place a listing.

Find Your Next Job Here

How To Post A Paralegal Position