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TBPA Board Vacancies

Dear TBPA Active Members:

As you may know, during our 2014 Annual Membership Meeting, the proposed modifications to the TBPA Bylaws were tabled by vote of the Active Members. Since the Bylaws stand in their current state, we are formally announcing in accordance with TBPA Bylaws Section 7.16, that we are seeking qualified candidates for the President-Elect position, as well as the three (3) Director positions wherein no candidate was elected during the 2014 TBPA Annual Meeting. If you are interested in any of these four board positions, please complete the Declaration for Nomination form which is available via this link and submit it to TBPA’s Secretary by December 11, 2014, per the instructions on the form, for recording of the declarations in the official records of TBPA.

On December 12th, an announcement will be made as to who the qualified nominees are to fill these four vacancies, and such nominees will be presented to the TBPA Members to ratify such nominations by vote during the January 15, 2015 regular membership luncheon meeting.

We encourage you to serve on the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association Board by seeking nomination for any of these vacancies or participating on any of the various TBPA Committees. It is through your continued service and active participation with TBPA that we will all further strengthen TBPA in the professional legal community.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how your unique talents and ideas would best serve TBPA in the coming year, please feel free to contact Barbara at president@tbpa.org or Emily at emerlin1@verizon.net. We'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback.

Also, we wish you a warm and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!


Barbara and Emily

Membership Renewal Time!

Members, it is time to renew your TBPA membership for the 2015 calendar year.  Your renewal email and invoice have been emailed to you.  You can download the renewal form here.  Please complete the form and mail it to the PO Box or email it (if you are paying online) to membership@tbpa.org. 

If your firm pays the membership dues, one check is sufficient for multiple members.  Please include each member's name on the memo line so we may properly reflect your renewal.

Remember, membership with Tampa Bay Paralegal Association includes membership in the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and membership in the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations.  Further, TBPA is an affiliate member of the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals. 

TBPA Holiday Luncheon & Toys for Tots

Members - you are invited to the TBPA Annual Holiday Luncheon.  As we have in the past, TBPA is pleased to offer this luncheon buffet at no cost to our active members.  

TBPA members are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to the Toys for Tots program. Your generous donation will surely make a child's holiday season festive and bright!

Check your emails for details and download the Luncheon Reservation Form here.  You must register via email by December 5th to attend this fun and festive event.  

Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc. ("TBPA") is a member association of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) which provides TBPA members automatic membership with NFPA. TBPA is also a member of the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations (FAPA) and all members of TBPA automatically become FAPA members. In addition, TBPA is an affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA).

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 08, 2014 5:45 PM • Barnett, Bolt - 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 700, Tampa, FL
Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:45 AM • The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
Monday, January 12, 2015 5:45 PM • Barnett, Bolt - 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 700, Tampa, FL
Monday, February 09, 2015 5:45 PM • Barnett, Bolt - 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 700, Tampa, FL

TBPA Contact

As a member-driven organization, we love to receive input and feedback from our members. Please feel free to contact us with any comments or suggestions.

TBPA President: Barbara C. O'Shaughnessy

Send an email to Barbara 

TBPA Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601

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