TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (April 18, 2019)

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL



Monthly Membership Luncheon

Thursday,  April 18, 2019 at 11:45 a.m.  


SPEAKER: Paul V. Suppicich, Esq.

TOPIC: "U.S. Immigration - Waivers of Inadmissibility" 

SUMMARYPaul will present of some of the reasons why the U.S. State Department could find an applicant for an immigrant visa to be "inadmissible" to the United States and therefore deny their application. He will then cover how individuals who have been or would be determined to be inadmissible for criminal history, fraud or willful misrepresentation or unlawful presence may seek a waiver that will overcome their inadmissibility and allow them to enter the U.S. as an immigrant. Finally, Paul will go into some detail about the types of evidence necessary and the elements of legal briefs required to be approved for a waiver. 


Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, April 11, 2019, (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:  Beef Lasagna / Vegetarian Entrée:  Butternut Squash Ravioli / CONTACT THE LUNCHEON CHAIR FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

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:

Skip Thomas and Woody Murray are the backbone of Serve.

Since the early 80s, each has worked with attorneys, paralegals, court clerks and judges to develop protocols for the effective execution of due process. And through utter due diligence each has earned his stripes.

Then in 1996, they founded Serve Legal process, inc and immediately began earning a reputation with law firms and corporate legal departments for integrity and dependability. Today, they wear these badges of honor proudly as they focus — with a troop of rock-solid process servers all across the US, Canada and the Caribbean — on filing lawsuits, and locating defendants and witnesses to get them properly served.




Paul V. Suppicich is an immigration attorney at Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. For more than eleven years, he has practiced law in the areas of U.S. Immigration & Naturalization and General Civil Litigation, primarily handling family lawful permanent resident (green card) petitions, U.S. citizenship applications, removal (deportation) defense cases, employment and investment visas.

Paul earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2005 from Stetson University College of Law in Pinellas County, where the student body elected him to serve as their Student Bar Association President; he has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 2006 and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Paul is admitted to practice law by the Florida Supreme Court and appears primarily before the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).

Paul’s trial experience includes removal (deportation) defense, landlord/tenant disputes, general civil trials and local government enforcement. He received his Master of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics in 1996 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education in 1993, both from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa.

Paul speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English having lived, studied and taught in Brazil, Costa Rica and Spain.

Paul has served as an adjunct professor for USF, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg College, Florida Southern College and Tallahassee Community College teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as well as College Writing, which he has also done overseas in Brazil and in Costa Rica. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Tampa-Hillsborough Friends of the Library Council and is President of the Board of the Hillsborough Literacy Council. Paul is an active member of the Rotary Club of New Tampa and the Tampa Bay Chapter of InterNations.

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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