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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

The 2021 FALL TBPA President’s Message may be viewed by clicking here to download. Enjoy reading!

I am also happy to announce our Board of Directors for the upcoming 2022 Term, as follows:

President: Melissa J. Cook, FRP

President-Elect: Frank Steinbeck Jr.m FRP

2nd Vice President: Emily A. Merlin, CP

Secretary: Irene Hahn, CRP

Director: Kathryn "Katie" Turley, CP, FRP

We are actively recruiting for the following vacant positions:  1st Vice President, Treasurer and other Director positions. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via president@tbpa.org


Yvonne DeAntoneo, TBPA President

2021 Seminar has been rescheduled!

New Date: Friday, March 11, 2022


See the Registration Event below
under "Upcoming Events" or

Click here 

for the direct link to the

Seminar Registration Event.


Upcoming Events

Friday, March 11, 2022 7:00 AM • Hilton Carillon Park, N. St. Petersburg, FL
Friday, March 11, 2022 8:00 AM • Hilton Carillon Park, N. St. Petersburg, FL
Friday, March 11, 2022 8:00 AM • Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Friday, March 11, 2022 5:00 PM • Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon,

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:  Yvonne DeAntoneo 

Send an email to Yvonne 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. Any questions regarding membership may be directed to the 2nd VP/Membership Chair at membership@tbpa.org.

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Florida Bar News

The Florida Bar News recently posted a very interesting article on March 21, 2019 titled Survey Looks at Paralegal Salaries that discusses paralegal's salaries.  "Sixty-two percent of Florida law firms use paralegals and 51 percent of those say their paralegals averaged more than 1,000 billable hours last year"  Do you know what average salaries for paralegals are where you live?  Take a look at the full article here.

In a recent FRP News email from the Florida Bar, Shelly Zambo, FRP wrote the following:  "The Florida Bar FRP Enrichment Committee is on the Move." The future is bright for Florida Registered Paralegals. The inaugural meeting of the Florida Bar’s newly-formed Florida Registered Paralegal Enrichment Committee was held at the Bar’s Winter Meeting on January 18, 2019 in Orlando. The mission of the Paralegal Enrichment Committee is to bring more awareness to the legal community as to how valuable Florida Registered Paralegals are to the legal profession.

See the entire email here.

Thank you to our 2022 Seminar Diamond Sponsors!

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the Rescheduled 2022 Seminar?

Check out the Seminar Sponsor Page & download the Seminar Prospectus now!

Interested in being a Monthly CLE Sponsor?

We like to thank TRGT Legal for sponsoring the TBPA September & October 2021 In-Person Lunch & Learn Monthly Events. 

We welcome sponsors for our future Monthly CLE Events.  Download the Commitment Form and complete today to secure your monthly event date! Plan ahead to be part of the in-person luncheons which resumed in September 2021 and planned to continue into the new year 2022!

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