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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:

I wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we're thinking of you throughout the COVID-19 crisis.  Even though we may not be able to meet in-person at this time, we're still doing all we can to provide value to our members. As you may have recently seen, we are now offering TBPA Members and Guests the opportunity for 1 CLE Credit Unit via Recorded Video Presentation Events. This month is our first month event since we are still not able to meet in-person for our Monthly Membership Luncheons. Once the University Club is open to full capacity for our luncheons, 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. Also, we welcome all Guests to join TBPA and enjoy the many benefits TBPA Membership offers.  Please check out our Membership webpage for details or contact me or our Membership Chair at 
membership@tbpa.org with any questions.

In addition, 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. For your convenience, we have links to these websites on our main webpage www.TBPA.org.

Further, it is our 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.

Thank you and be well!

Barbara C. O’Shaughnessy, FRP

President, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association




TBPA'S 2020 Annual Seminar has been postponed
due to COVID-19 concerns. It will be rescheduled in
October 2021 - specific date to be determined.

Hilton Carillon Hotel - St. Petersburg, Florida

Further details coming soon! 


Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 20, 2020 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:  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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Check out the Seminar Sponsor Page & download the 2020 Seminar Prospectus now!

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