Western Kentucky Paralegals

Welcome to Western Kentucky Paralegals

Western Kentucky Paralegals was formed in 1992 to provide support and guidance for paralegals in the Western Kentucky area.

WKP's goals are to provide continuing legal education and ethical guidelines to its members and increase community awareness of the paralegal profession. Continuing legal education is required to maintain WKP active membership.

As an affiliate of the NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants), WKP has adopted the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility of NALA and its members agree to be bound by the Code.

WKP encourages its members to take the CP (Certified Paralegal) exam administered by NALA, as well as the CKP (Certified Kentucky Paralegal) exam administered by the KPA (Kentucky Paralegal Association).

WKP Officers June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019

  • President
  • Angela C. Dixon
  • Johnson & Mathis
  • P. O. Box 450
  • Benton, KY 42025
  • Phone: (270) 527-3153
  • President Elect
  • Heather Anderson, CKP
  • KY Dept of Transportation
  • 5501 KY Dept of Transportation
  • Paducah, KY 42001
  • Phone: (270) 898-24312
  • Vice President
  • Kathy Ryan, CLA, CKP
  • Housman and Associates
  • P. O. Box 1196
  • Paducah, KY 42002-1196
  • Phone: (270) 444-6644
  • Secretary
  • Sarah Watkins, CKP
  • Oakes Law Firm
  • 708 Clark St
  • Paducah, KY 42001
  • Phone: (270) 408-8888
  • Treasurer
  • Shirley Burgess, CKP
  • Hopkins Law Office
  • 405 Maple Street, Suite B
  • Murray, KY 42071
  • Phone: (270) 759-9504
  • Past President
  • Elizabeth Medley, CKP
  • The Miller Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2660 West Park Drive, Suite 2
  • Paducah, KY 42001
  • Phone: 270-554-0051
  • KPA Co-Liaison
  • Kathy Ryan, CP, CKP
  • Housman and Associates
  • P.O. Box 1196
  • Paducah, KY 42002-1196
  • Phone: 270-444-6644
  • KPA Co-Liaison
  • Shirley Burgess, CKP
  • Hopkins Law Office
  • 405 Maple Street, Suite B
  • Murray, KY 42071
  • Phone: (270) 759-9504
  • NALA Liaison
  • Julie Franklin, CLA, CKP
  • Franklin, Gordon & Hobgood
  • P.O. Box 547
  • Madisonville, KY 42431
  • Phone: (270) 821-7252

Calendar of Events

  • 2018 Monthly Meetings and Speakers:


  • September 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Topic: Insurance Law
  • Speaker: Chuck Walter, Esq
  • Location: Chongs
  • Address: 6345 KY Dam Road, Reidland, KY


  • October 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Topic: Litigation
  • Speaker: Jim Sigler, Esq
  • Location: Keuler, Kelly, Blankenship, Sigler
  • Address: 100 S. 4th Street, Suite 400, Paducah, KY


  • November 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Event: Member appreciation/Christmas party
  • Location: Miller Law Firm
  • Address: 2660 West Park Drive, Paducah, KY


  • January 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Topic: TBA
  • Speaker: Lt. Dean Patterson
  • Location: TBA


  • February 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Topic: Heart Health Month
  • Speaker: TBA
  • Location: TBA






  • 2018 KPA Conference:
  • Date: November 8-9, 2018
  • Location: Somerset, KY
  • Info: Additional information on KPA website

Application

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Bylaws & Policies

For information on our Bylaws and Policies, please follow the links below.

View the Western Ky Paralegals Bylaws

Review the Western Ky Paralegals Policies and Procedures