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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

 

       

Greetings TBPA members!

       

Here we are in April, just a few weeks into spring and not only is nature all around us extraordinarily busy, but so is our legal community as well as your TBPA Board.


If you know of any attorneys or other speakers you’d like to recommend for our monthly luncheons or annual seminar, please contact our CLE/Seminar Speaker coordinator Valerie Cisco via seminar@tbpa.org.


TBPA Board Members, Susan Lee and Valerie Cisco, will be attending the Region III Spring meeting in Lexington, Kentucky on Thursday, April 26, 2018, as well as NFPA’s Joint Conference being held the same weekend beginning on Friday, April 27, 2018 through Sunday, April 29, 2018.


The rest of spring is proving to be abundant with opportunities to get involved in the legal community through pro bono, community service. Below is a list of excellent events coming up. Hopefully, one of them peaks your interest, if not, please make a recommendation & get involved.


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.


Sincerely,


Erika L. Blackburn

President, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

president@tbpa.org

www.tbpa.org


Upcoming Events:         

                      

Saturday, April 21, 2018 is the quarterly “Wills for Heroes” event 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.


Saturday, May 19, 2018, the HCBA Community Service Committee is throwing a Pirate Plunder Party at A Kid's Place of Tampa. Volunteers are needed to dress up as scurvy pirates and passing out plunder like ye beads.  They will be cooking up some grub, playing some pirate games and allowing the little scallywags to pick prizes from a treasure chest.  Alas, we be wanting to dress the little buccaneers as pirates and letting them make their own treasure chests. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Monetary donations and donations of food, toys, or pirate gear are greatly appreciated. VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED!


For information or to volunteer, contact Lara LaVoie at lara@flinjuryadvocates.com.


Saturday, July 21, 2018 is the quarterly “Wills for Heroes” event 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.


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 NALA’s Annual Convention – July 11-13, 2018  St. Louis, MO


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.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM • Hillsborough County Bar Association - 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

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