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New at PARMA . . .


The brand new PARMA 2014 Conference App is available right now at the Apple Store or Google Play.   You can find the App by searching for PARMA 2014 or using the QR code on the website.   Once you have registered for the conference you will receive a user name and passcode that will allow you to explore the App.   Be sure to check back often as information will be added on a regular basis as the Conference draws near.  


If you would like to attend the PARMA Conference, February 9-12, 2014 in San Jose, CA, but your entity does not have the funding to allow it, consider applying for a PARMA Scholarship.   Information on how to apply can be found in the PARMA Community.   Just log in with your email address and passcode, go to the Resource Pages and download an application.   Don't miss out on a fabulous educational opportunity - let us help you get there!


To find the Resource pages simple look on the left side of the PARMA Community pages for Resources.   Click on that link and then scroll down to find the PARMA Conference Scholarship Application.   Click on that link and then download the application by clicking on the green Download Resource Button on the right side of the page.   Open the document, print it out and fill in the application.   Instructions on where to send it are on the form.



You can register for the annual PARMA Golf Tournament to be held at the Coyote Creek Golf Course in Morgan Hill, CA on Sunday, February 9, 2014.   Just go to and click on Events.   Then close the 2014 PARMA Golf Tournament, log in and follow the prompts.  No need to be a good golfer - you just need to want to have fun!


If you want to sponsor a tee box you can click on the PARMA Store and choose the event you would like to sponsor by clicking on it and adding it to your shopping cart.   A receipt will be sent to you once you have paid for it.




PARMA is offering Continuing Education Certificates and MCLE Credits for Attorneys and Paralegals for attending selected sessions.   These sessions are noted with a comment in the title field, so be sure to look for these when you register.   This is part of PARMA's Strategic Plan to address requests from and meet the needs of its members.  To download a copy of the 2014 Information and Session Brochure please click HERE 



Attendees at the 2014 PARMA Conference are in for a real treat this year.  They will be hosted for a networking opportunity at the San Jose Tech Museum on Monday evening from 6-10 pm thanks to the sponsorship from Alliant Insurance Services and Carl Warren & Company.  For those without plans for later in the evening the IMAX Theater at the Museum will have an 8 pm showing of the movie "Everest".   All attendees are welcome to attend this event.

A 40th Anniversary deserves a special celebration and PARMA's banquet intends to be just that.   This is that event where you can dress up  - bring along the cocktail dress and guys, wear a jacket.   Of course you can come in business attire if you prefer but be a part of this Ruby Celebration.   With a menu of Surf & Turf, dancing with your favorite band from last year and prizes generously sponsored by Mullen & Filippi, you can be guaranteed an evening to remember.

Exhibit booths are available for sale for the PARMA Conference.   The exposition will be at the San Jose Convention Center with set up on Sunday, February 9 from 1-6pm.   The show is Monday, February 10 from 7:30 - 4:00 pm and Tuesday, February 11 from 7:30 - 1:30pm.   Tear down can begin at 1:45 following lunch which will be served both days in the exhibit hall.  For a booth contract please click HERE.   For a diagram of the expo hall, please click HERE.  Please note that there are a large number of booths already sold for this show.   For an updated list of booth availability please email and request a listing so you do not choose booths that are already sold.


The Community is a place to find not only chapter information for PARMA, updates about the conference and resources to make your life easier, but also a place to allow other PARMA members to post their meetings and white papers. Speakers can promote the sessions they will be presenting at both Chapter Meetings and the Annual Conference, AND it will be easier than before to actually reach out and make connections with other PARMA members. It also provides a forum for group discussions, news feeds and messaging.

PARMA Members have full access to everything in the Community. You can post meetings, make contacts, participate in group discussions, send/receive messages, take surveys and access/download/post resources.  Non Members can view posted meetings, group discussions, resources and surveys.  Non Members can view posted meetings, group discussions, resources and surveys.

What to do First?

Click on the Community link, log in and create a profile for yourself. Then explore.  Look up other members with the search box and invite them to link to you.   Set your permissions so that you have set up when you want to get notifications.   This is the NEW LOOK of PARMA!

Membership: PARMA's membership runs from January 1 - December 31 each year. For public agency employees the cost is $100 for an entity and for associates/non-public agency employees the cost is $275. Your employer/agency becomes the member and covers as many people from your location as would like to be a PARMA member. (If you have additional branches each must become their own member but will also have the ability to have multiple employees under the umbrella of the membership.)

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February 9-12, 2014
San Jose, CA Convention Center

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