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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 our President:

By now, we are all feeling a bit over-whelmed with the constant changes and updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis. We share in the frustrations with this ever-changing situation and the interruptions it has caused to our daily lives. However, we also share in the necessity for the health, safety and well-being of our members, their families and the community we serve as a whole.

With the Statewide orders still in place limiting gatherings and the utmost importance for the practice of social distancing, as was the case in March, the April and May (and possibly June) Lunch & Learn Meetings have been canceled at this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unprecedented and difficult time.

Be sure to check out the many webinars available to you from our national associations, NFPA and NALA, so you can stay on target to meet your CLE credit requirements.

Further, it is our hope that everyone finds encouragement to stay positive and practice good habits to remain healthy and well in body, mind 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.

Thank you and be well!

Barbara C. O’Shaughnessy, FRP

President, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association




Save the date for TBPA's Annual Seminar - October 9, 2020

Hilton Carillon Hotel - St. Petersburg, Florida



Upcoming Events

Monthly Membership Meeting & CLEs 2nd Thursday of the Month

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.

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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.



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