Welcome to the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association's website! Please bookmark this page and check back often for the latest in news regarding TBPA. If you are a member, please log into the website and go to the "Member Center" for further information, including the Job Bank and Newsletter. If you are unable to login, please contact the Technology Chair, Emily Merlin.
TBPA Membership Drive
TBPA is participating in the NFPA’s Member-Get-A-Member Challenge. Won’t you spread the word about our great association and help us increase our membership numbers? The member who refers the most new members now through July 1st (and such new member received board approval for membership by the July Board Meeting) will receive FREE attendance at the 2013 TBPA Seminar. Please click here to go to the Membership webpage for downloading the TBPA Membership Application. Don't forget to have the new member put your name on the "How did you hear about TBPA?" line on the application so you receive credit for recruiting the new member! Applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2013 to be eligible. Any questions may be sent to our Membership Chair, Emily Merlin.
TBPA Membership Benefits
TBPA has been working diligently to provide more Membership Benefits. We are excited to announce that not only does your TBPA Membership include automatic membership with the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), but it now includes automatic membership with the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations (FAPA). In addition, we have submitted our application to become an affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) by the end of this year!
Please see the attached listing of benefits you receive with your TBPA Membership. Please note that some benefits are a part of your automatic membership with NFPA, so please go to the NFPA website for further details on those listed benefits.
One TBPA Membership benefit is being offered by Mutual of Omaha for insurance coverage at preferential rates or with no-cost benefit enhancements that are not available to the general public. To learn more about this benefit, please click here to view the Mutual of Omaha program flyer or see further details at this webpage specifically for TBPA Members.
TBPA JUNE 2013 Luncheon
Please mark your calendars that TBPA's monthly luncheons are now held on the second Thursday of the month.
Please join us for our June Luncheon held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at The Tampa Club, 42th Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. Our speaker will be LaShawn Stranchan, Esq., whose presentation will be on Florida's Guardian Ad Litem Program, including Florida Statutes governing such program. Please see the attached Lunch Notice and Reservation Form for further details. Be sure to RSVP your attendance to our Luncheon Chair by Thursday, June 6, 2013 by sending an email confirming your attendance, and then mailing your luncheon check as stated on the Reservation Form.
During our 2013 Monthly Luncheons, Bolter & Carr Investigations will be having a free door prize drawing as part of their 2013 Board PACE/PCC Scholarship sponsorship. Please remember to bring your business cards to enter the door prize drawing!
The Tampa Club will validate your parking ticket for a reduced price of $2.00 between the hours of 11:30 and 2:30.
You may also send an RSVP via this website for registering for this luncheon. In order to ensure receipt of your registration, please make sure that you have received a reply from our Luncheon Chair, and don't forget to mail your check for the luncheon fee. Click here to RSVP now!
*Guests are limited to two (2) attendances per year. Click here to learn how to become a member.
For details of TBPA's future luncheons, please go to the Events tab.
TBPA 2013 Annual Seminar
Save the Date!
TBPA's 2013 Seminar has been scheduled for Friday, October 18, 2013.
Visit the Seminar webpage for further details as they become available.
Sponsors & Exhibitors may sign up now for the 2013 Seminar.
Our seminars are a tremendous success due to the continued generous support of our Sponsors & Exhibitors. Please visit TBPA's Seminar webpage for more information about our 2013 Seminar Sponsor & Exhibitor opportunities. Sign up by July 31st to receive a discounted special rate!
Florida Rules Update:
Please see the TBPA Educational Resources webpage for recent information regarding the Florida Rules update on "eFiling Rule" which includes the January 2013 Luncheon presentation conducted by Doug Bakke, Chief Deputy, Clerk of the Hillsborough County Court.
TBPA ProBono & Community Service Projects
TBPA recently participated in the Pro Bono event Wills For Heros helping our community first responders to have Wills and medical directives in place. To see future dates for Wills For Heros events or other Pro Bono Projects, please see the Pro Bono & Community Service webpage.
The 2013 TBPA Community Service projects will mainly focus on the PACE Center for Girls, Inc., plus the special programs of Toys For Tots and the Military Legalman (USO at Tampa International Airport). For further details on Community Service projects, please see the Pro Bono & Community Service webpage.
TBPA 2013 Education Scholarship
TBPA is pleased to announce that it is accepting paralegal student applications for the 2013 Education Scholarship now through October 31, 2013. The scholarship award is $500, plus a 1 year TBPA Student Membership for the year 2014. Completed applications with all supporting documents must be postmarked by October 31, 2013 to be eligible. Please see the Scholarship Application for further details.
TBPA Paralegal Student Mentors
TBPA Mentor Committee is working with the Hillsborough Community College to pair paralegal students with working paralegals for an interview by the students. If you want to participate as a Mentor in this program or if you'd like to be assigned to a Mentor, please contact the Mentor Committee Chair, Nita Serrano. Also, you can download the application and provide it to the TBPA Mentor Committee.
TBPA Newsletter & Job Bank
Check out the latest edition of TBPA's Newsletter, "The Reporter" and Job Bank under the "Member Center." Please log-in to the main website first to be able to access to the Member Center section. If you are not able to log into the Member Center, please contract the Technology/Webmaster Chair to obtain your log-in information.
Want to list a legal position on the Job Bank?
If you have a paralegal position that you would like posted on our website or printed in our monthly newsletter, "The Reporter," please contact our Job Bank Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org for details in order to post the position.
Have you moved or changed jobs recently? Please provide your updated contact information to our Membership Chair, so we can keep you informed of TBPA events, membership updates and other pertinent information.
TBPA Contact Information
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: Yvonne DeAntoneo
TBPA Address: P.O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601
Send an email to Yvonne: Email
Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc. ("TBPA") is a voluntary professional association and does not make any representation, endorsement or guarantee as to the quality, reliability, competency, accuracy, business practices/standards/ethics, or professionalism of any member of TBPA's Membership. TBPA does not conduct background checks or any other form of due diligence on any person or business applying for membership with TBPA.
TBPA is a member association of (NFPA) which automatically makes any TBPA member a member of NFPA.
Also, TBPA is a paralegal association member of (FAPA) and all members of TPBA automatically become FAPA members.
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