OCPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Since 2001, OCPA has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to a deserving paralegal or member of the legal community. Qualified individuals submitted for nomination will considered by the OCPA Lifetime Achievement Award Committee.  Criteria to be used in selecting the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient:

  • Dedication to the paralegal profession and to the progress of OCPA
  • Contributions to the growth and development of the paralegal profession
  • Extended community involvement

The recipient will be awarded at the OCPA Annual Meeting, Elections and Holiday Party each year. If the committee deems no qualified winner, no recipient will be awarded.

Past Award Recipients


 2008  Marilyn Breuster
 2009  Dennis Nakata
 2010 Cynthia Mascio, ACP
 2011  Alicia (Roane) Nicosia, ACP
 2012 Elizabeth Root, ACP
 2013 Kai Williamson, M. Ed.
 2014 Rafia Aleem
 2015 Janine Fountain
 2016 Hilary Martin
 2017 Julianna Hallsted, ACP, PHR 
 2018 Vicky La Celle, ACP
 2019 Tanya Chopra
 2020  Lorena Hughes 
 2021 TBA


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