Thursday, March 24, 2011

Honoring Pamela R. Cobb, ACP

Pamela R. Cobb, ACP, of Memphis, Tennessee, lost a valiant four-year battle with cancer this past December.

While a member of the Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance (GMPA) and the National Association of Legal Assistants, Pam had many accomplishments throughout her career.

She held every office of GMPA, was awarded NALA’s President’s Award, served on the Memphis Bar Association’s Committee for Unauthorized Practice of Law, and served on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee of Legal Assistants.

Pam was a leader, a pioneer, and a champion of the paralegal profession and certainly is still considered to be a true expert in her field.

GMPA and Southwest Tennessee Community College (located in Memphis, Tennessee) have established a scholarship for paralegal students at Southwest to honor Pam. This is a celebration of Pam and her contribution to the legal community, to GMPA, to NALA, to the ABA, to MBA, to Southwest, and to all of the friends and colleagues she has had in her career as a teacher, paralegal, mentor, and officer.

Her tireless lobbying for voluntary certification and recognition of paralegals in a positive light is why so many paralegals chose our profession. This scholarship will be used for students who need a hand up to study, grow and contribute to the profession that Pam loved and championed for many years.

Pam and her husband were avid Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts. This past February the Memphis Chapter of the Harley Owners Group held a chili and dessert cook-off. GMPA sponsored prize drawings. The Wild Pigs (a group of Harley riders made up of Memphis policemen) presented a donation for the scholarship.

In order for the scholarship to be self-sustaining, $20,000.00 must be raised. Thanks to the cook-off and other donations, half of that amount has been raised. Consider this worthy cause and make your donations payable to Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation, with the memo Pam Cobb Scholarship Fund. Mail your check to:
Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation
Attention: Rose Landey
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, Tennessee 38134
Donations are also accepted on line. Go to On the left side of the window, click on Support Southwest. In the next window on the right side, select Scholarship Funds. In the next window, below the You Tube box, click on Make a Gift Donate Online. If you receive a Security Alert; click OK. Complete the form. In the Scholarship field, use the drop-down arrow and select Pam Cobb (under the Ps); then click Pay Now. In the next screen, complete the credit card information and gift amount. You are done! It’s that easy!

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible. Should you require a copy of the Foundation’s tax-exempt notice from the IRS, please contact Ms. Landey at 901-333-4577.

****Thanks to Libby Roleson, ACP for providing this information.

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