TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (Annual Meeting & Election of Officers) (November 15, 2018)

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL


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Monthly Membership Luncheon

Annual Membership Meeting / Election of Officers

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.



SPEAKER:  The Honorable Kim Hernandez Vance

TOPIC:  Implicit Bias (Gender and Women in the Law) (Ethics)

SUMMARY: Recent surveys reflect that despite parity in law school, women continue to suffer disparate treatment as they progress in the legal profession.  This presentation will highlight examples of women who have made historic strides in the profession, but will also address the obstacles women continue to face in the profession, offer tools to understand the reasons for the slow progression and  discuss suggestions to minimize these obstacles in the future.


Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, November 8, 2018, (RSVP Deadline) at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online), and then pay online or mail your payment to: TBPA, P. O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601

If mailing payment after online RSVP, make checks payable to: Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

Cost:   Members:  $16.50 / Guests: $25.00

Regular Entrée:  Cinnamon Crusted Pork w/Butternut Squash Puree

Vegetarian EntréeAcorn Squash with Julienne Vegetables 


Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Petite Dessert!  (No Substitutions Please)  

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TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded, subject to a $2.00 administrative fee.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence may be sent to luncheon@tbpa.org.

Parking: Please note that The Tampa Club validates parking in the Bank of America parking garage during lunchtime hours for the discounted $2.00 rate.  Please bring your parking ticket with you and have The Tampa Club Receptionist validate it for you.    

In addition, TBPA will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger.

Please don't forget to bring some extra cash to participate in this raffle!

Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:

THE ROCK GROUP, your primary option for investigative services in the state of Florida. We greatly appreciate your consideration and we are confident in our ability to provide the highest quality of professional personnel and resources to meet your specific private and corporate investigative needs.




Year appointed to the bench: 2014 (by Governor Rick Scott)
Judicial Assignment:                 
Circuit Civil Division
Family Division "J"

Law School: Stetson College of Law 
(J.D., 1997, cum laude)
Undergraduate:  University of West Florida 
(B.A. Accounting, 1985)
Shareholder – Gray Robinson, P.A.
Shareholder – Cohn, Cohn & Hendrix, P.A.
Associate Attorney – Rahdert, Anderson, McGowan & Steele, P.A.
Audit Supervisor – Barnett Banks, Inc.
Auditor - Hacker Johnson, Cohen and Grieb, CPA’s
Florida State Courts
United States District Courts, Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida
The Florida Bar
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
Jesuit Bar Association
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
Ferguson White Inn of Court
Tampa Bay Inn of Court
Certified Public Accountant (1987 – inactive)
Kiwanis Club of Tampa (former board member)
Ybor City Rotary Club/Presidential Citation
Leadership Tampa (Class of 2009)
St. Lawrence Catholic Church


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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