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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!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  We are excited to begin 2019 with you and excited to see all our various officers, directors and committees are planning for the upcoming year. You elected a very energetic Board and I’m sure you are just as eager to see the wonderful events and programs they are organizing for TBPA Members, as well as paralegals across the region!

CALL FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Your Board of Directors is working on plans for the coming year, and encourage you to be a part of TBPA's 2019 adventure!  We are always looking for members to serve on committees.  Check the Committee Page on our website (www.tbpa.org) to find the all TBPA has going on and information on contacting the Committee Chair via email.  Many committee meetings take place via phone conference and/or email.  Our committee chairs work hard to fit the meetings into everyone's schedules.

LUNCHEON/SEMINAR SPEAKERS: If you know of any attorneys, speakers or topics you’d like to recommend for our monthly Lunch and Learn meetings or TBPA's Annual Seminar, please contact our 1st Vice President by email at seminar@tbpa.org.

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION: We are looking for CP, ACP, FCP, RP and CRP members willing to volunteer to lead certification workshops for our members interested in taking the NALA Certified Paralegal Exam, or NFPA's PACE Exam or PCCE Exam.

Participation would consist of teaching a specific area of law and/or topic on the exam. This workshop will likely be conducted on a Saturday and will be an all-day event.

If you are interested in lending your skills to further the advancement of your fellow TBPA members, please contact our Certification Co-Chairs at certification@tbpa.org

In conclusion, I encourage you to email me at president@tbpa.org with your ideas, comments and suggestions on how we can continue to grow TBPA and serve the needs of the Tampa Bay Paralegal Community.


Barbara C. O'Shaughnessy, FRP

President, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.




Thursday, February 21, 2019 is our February Monthly CLE Luncheon.  Our speaker will be Brent C.J. Britton, Esquire from de la Pena & Holiday and his topic will be "Intellectual Property Law - War Stories." Our sponsor this month will be our Sustaining Member, SLK Investigations, and our charitable focus will be the USO-Central Florida.  Register to attend here.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 is the second quarterly WILLS FOR HEROES event for 2019 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 register to attend or contact our Pro Bono Chair, Lance Cochran LaFleur at probono@tbpa.org.


Save the Date for NFPA’s Joint Conference – April 26-28, 2019 Denver, CO

Save the Date for NALA’s Annual Conference – July 11-13, 2019 Scottsdale, AZ

Save the Date for NFPA’s Annual Convention – October 10-13, 2019 Rochester, NY

Save the Date for TBPA's Annual Seminar– November 1, 2019 Hilton Carillon, St. Petersburg, FL 

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:  Barbara O'Shaughnessy, FRP 

Send an email to Barbara at president@tbpa.org 

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

Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:45 AM • at The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00 AM • Hillsborough County Bar Association - 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

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Membership Renewals are now due.  If you have not had an opportunity to renew your membership, please do so at this time.  We have allowed for a grace period through January 31, 2019.  Your membership renewal form and invoice can be found by logging into TBPA's website.  You may mail a check or submit a secure online payment.  A Paypal account is not necessary to use the online payment feature.  If you need further assistance, please email our membership chair at membership@tbpa.org.



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Check out the Seminar Sponsor Page or download the Seminar Prospectus now to secure your discounted rate!

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TBPA is a voluntary professional association and does not make any representation, endorsement or guarantee as to the quality, reliability, competency, accuracy, business practice/standards/ethics, or professionalism of any member of TBPA.  TBPA does not conduct background checks or any other form of due diligence on any person or business applying for membership with TBPA.


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