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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

A note from the TBPA President:

Greetings TBPA members!

Here we are nearing the end of the first quarter of another year and not only is nature all around us extraordinarily beautiful and busy this time of year, but so is your TBPA Board of Directors. As expected, your TBPA Board has been hard at work in attempting to line up speakers and subjects of interest for the Monthly CLE Events as well as planning the next TBPA Seminar. Also, we have been busy with the 2021 Membership Renewals and enhancing Member Benefits. And to continue keeping you all up to date, here are a few important announcements:  


UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR STATE AND NATIONAL AFFILIATIONS: 

  • NFPA Region III meeting will be held on May 22, 2021 and hosted by TBPA. We will provide further details and report to you on the outcome of the meeting.
  • NFPA Joint Conference will be an entirely virtual event held on June 11 – 13, 2021. This three-day Conference will deliver top-quality speakers and educational content available to our members, plus a few board members will be attending for the Regulation, Certification and Leadership portions of the Conference. Please consider attending. Further information will be shared so you may make plans to attend virtually.  
  • FAPA Seminar which was scheduled for May 16, 2021 at Keiser University Ft. Myers Campus is being rescheduled since Keiser University is not having events on campus at this time due to the continuing pandemic. The rescheduled date will be announced in near future. Many of our TBPA Members do attend these quality seminars, so we will keep you informed as information is released.
  • NALA’s 46th Annual Conference & Expo will take place on July 22- 24, 2021 which will be virtually hosted in Louisville, Kentucky. Mark your calendars and we will provide updates as they are released.

Remember, part of your TBPA Membership includes automatic membership with NFPA and FAPA, and affiliate membership benefits with NALA!


TBPA MONTHLY CLE EVENTS: 


TBPA is continuing to offer the opportunity for 1 CLE Credit Unit via Recorded Video Presentation Events to TBPA Members and Guests. This has been going extremely well and we'll continue do so until it is safe to return to in-person meetings, which we hope will commence shortly. When the University Club is safely able to open their meeting rooms to full capacity to hold our luncheon Monthly CLE Events, we will continue to offer a Video Only RSVP Registration option at a special rate to both Members and Guests, however, limiting the number for our Guests to two registrations in any given year, since this will be a new TBPA Membership Benefit. We encourage you to utilize this video option if you are not able to attend the luncheons in-person, such as due to an underlying health concern with the return of social gatherings, work conflicts, working outside of downtown Tampa, or on vacation.


CALL FOR CLE TOPICS AND/OR SPEAKERS: 


We are always striving to provide quality Monthly CLE Events, so if you are interested in hearing about a particular topic or know of an outstanding speaker, please let me know or you can reach out to our 1st Vice President at monthlycle@tbpa.org with your suggestions.


OTHER ASSOCIATION EVENTS: 


Be sure to check out the many webinars available to you from our state and national associations, FAPA, NFPA and NALA, so you can stay on target to meet your CLE credit requirements. For your convenience, we have links to these FAPA, NFPA and NALA websites on our main webpage www.TBPA.org. Also, the Florida Bar is holding virtual CLE Events via its FRP Program Enrichment Committee which are free at this time, so don’t forget to check out the FRP Corner on the Florida Bar Association website.


NEW MEMBERS WELCOME: 


We welcome all Guests to join TBPA and enjoy the many benefits TBPA Membership offers.  If you know of any fellow paralegals in the community who are not yet members of TBPA, please let them know about our legal association and ask them to please check out our Membership webpage for details. They may contact our Membership Chair at membership@tbpa.org with any questions.


With Spring arriving soon and more Floridian’s being vaccinated against COVID-19, we hope to see an abundant of opportunities to get involved in the legal community with the possibility in getting back to in-person events, including our Monthly CLE Events with luncheons. We hope that everyone finds encouragement to stay positive and practice good habits to remain healthy in mind, body and spirit!  As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or any member of the TBPA Board.


Don’t forget to join/like the TBPA Facebook page and LinkedIn group page. Just click on the icons in the email sent (or click on the icons listed to the right on this main webpage) and you will be linked to those website pages.


Thank you, be well and stay safe!


Sincerely,


Yvonne DeAntoneo

President, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

president@tbpa.org

www.tbpa.org



IMPORTANT UPDATE - 2021 SEMINAR!


We are happy to announce that

TBPA's 2021 Annual Seminar

will be held on

Friday, November 19, 2021

at Hilton Carillon Hotel

in St. Petersburg, FL


Further details coming soon! 


 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:45 AM • 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:  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.


 

TBPA THANKS ITS MONTHLY CLE SPONSORS

April 2021 CLE Sponsor:



Interested in being a MONTHLY CLE SPONSOR? Download the Commitment Form and complete today!



Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the Next Seminar?

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

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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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