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Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc. ("TBPA") is an Affiliate Association of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA).

Message from the TBPA President

TBPA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE


Dear TBPA Members and Guests:


We hope you are doing well.  Our 2024 TBPA Annual Seminar was held on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Hillsborough Community College – Ybor Campus.  We had a successful turnout and everyone attending enjoyed the day of education and networking. See our TBPA FaceBook page for pictures of the event!


More announcements to come shortly!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at President@tbpa.org


Thank you!

Melissa J. Cook, FRP

TBPA President

Email: President@tbpa.org



2024 TBPA Seminar


Friday, April 19, 2024


Our 2024 Seminar was a success! Thank you for all who attended and our Sponsors/Exhibitors!




NEW for 2024!  We will be utilizing QR Codes for the Registration Check-In Table the day of the Seminar.

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:  Melissa J. Cook, FRP

Send an email to Melissa 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 2024 Seminar Diamond Sponsors!


Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 2024 Seminar?

If you are interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 2024 TBPA Seminar, please download and complete the 2024 Seminar Prospectus, then send the signed document to the Seminar Committee at Seminar@tbpa.org. You may also register as a Sponsor or Exhibitor via this Event Link as well; however, you must send the signed Prospectus to the email address stated above. We are finalizing the details of the 2024 Seminar and will post updates soon.

Interested in being a Monthly CLE Sponsor?

We welcome Sponsors for our future Monthly CLE Luncheon Events held at The University Club.  Download the Commitment Form and complete today to secure your preferred monthly event date!  Months are starting to fill-up! Email your completed Monthly CLE Event Commitment to monthlycle@tbpa.org to secure your Monthly CLE Sponsorship. 


Sign up for a Monthly CLE Event and be recognized here on this webpage during the month of your sponsorship and on the specific Month's CLE Event Emails! 


TBPA 2024 March Monthly CLE Sponsor
(click on the image to be taken to Sponsor's website)








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