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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 our Technology Chair/Webmaster.
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).

Message from the TBPA President


Greetings TBPA members!


Get Involved, the time is now.  

Summer is almost over and all of us are scrambling to make plans and fill our calendars with things to do. Now is a perfect time to pencil in a few hours this summer to join one of our committees. By joining a committee, you make a difference in the lives of others. It is a great way to network with other members, connect to your peers and build strong relationships. You can volunteer as much or as little time as you like. We have a committee for any interest and skill level. There are so many reasons to get more involved, here are just a few: 

  1. Volunteering is good for your career. Volunteering in your current industry can be an effective way to leverage social connections for career gain.  

  2. Volunteers live longer and are healthier. Recent studies show that volunteering can be more beneficial for one’s health than exercising and eating well.  

  3. Volunteering us good for society. Volunteers are committed to doing good things with helps make positive changes that directly affect the lives of the world’s citizens.  

So before you finalize all your summer fun, please consider joining a committee or attending one of our upcoming volunteer events. You can get more information about our committees and what we do for you by contacting our Committee chairs. Each Committee Chair is listed on the TBPA website page "About Us" (or click here to be directed to the webpage).  You also may contact me at president@tbpa.org for information at anytime as well. You can also find all or our upcoming events on our website under the events page.  

I hope to see you soon at one of our events! Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook!  

Suggestions?  If you have any suggestions, ideas for speakers, updates, or information on any subject that you feel might be of interest to other paralegals, please feel free to reach out to me at president@tbpa.org.


Erika L. Blackburn

President, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.



Upcoming Events:         

Saturday, October 20, 2018 is the final quarterly “Wills for Heroes” event for 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Chester H. Ferguson Law Center located at 1610 N. Tampa Street. If you are interested in joining other TBPA Members at this Pro Bono event that helps our Tampa First Responders (including members of the police force, sheriff’s office and fire departments), please contact our Pro Bono Chair, Susan Lee at probono@tbpa.org.

October & November, 2018 – End 68 Hours of Hunger fundraising drive.

Also of note:

Save the Date for TBPA's Annual Seminar (A Paralegals Guide to Technology in 2018) – October 5, 2018

St. Petersburg, FL

Save the Date for NFPA’s Annual Convention – October 25-28, 2018 Seattle, WA

Suggestions?  If you have any suggestions, updates, or information on any subject that you feel might be of interest to other paralegals and you would like to share that information, please feel free to send an email to our Technology Committee via webmaster@tbpa.org.

By nature we paralegals are all very busy.  Your Board continues our drive to make this organization work for you!  We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!



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:  Erika Blackburn, ACA, FRP 

Send an email to Erika 

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

Membership Applications are available and more info on the membership categories and member benefits can be found under the Join Us tab.

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 05, 2018 8:00 AM • Hilton Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Friday, October 05, 2018 5:00 PM • Hilton Carillon, N. St. Petersburg, FL

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