Events



Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • at The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
    Registration is closed

    SPEAKER:  Natalie F. Baird, Esquire with the Baird Law Group 

    TOPIC:  "Domestic Violence" (1 Hour CLE)

    SUMMARYMs. Baird will present an overview of Domestic Violence.  Learning the aspects of domestic violence and the intertwined issues, including family law, allows the success of an injunction being entered or defeating an injunction with false allegations.  The presentation will also include the difficult issues of understanding the world of a domestic violent victim and how one can assist the victim through the court system. 

    SPEAKER'S BIO:  Natalie Baird is a Florida native; born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. She attended Nova Southeastern Law School and has practiced family law related cases, family law mediation and collaborative divorce since graduating law school in 2001. Natalie is a Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney and also a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. She approaches each case and mediation with passion. She truly believes in allowing the parties to steer their own case versus the Court system. As a mediator, she prides herself on an impartial and neutral view. As an expert Natalie assist in empowering the parties to make their own decisions. As a collaborative divorce attorney, she strongly advocates for her client however, works with the team to ensure the parties are able to make their own decision regarding which best fit their family and future. Natalie is involved in the community and co-founded Are You Safe, Inc., an organization who assist domestic violence victims. She speaks at conferences, businesses, and other organizations on Family Law and Domestic Violence.   

    Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, August 10, 2017, (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:  Chimichuri marinated flank steak with caramelized onions (GF)
    Vegetarian Entrée:  Eggplant Parmesan
    / CONTACT THE LUNCHEON CHAIR FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

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

    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 the PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS.

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

    Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:


    SLK Investigations is a full-service private investigative agency. SLK services include service of process, background checks, polygraph examinations, surveillance, locating/skiptracing, corporate investigations and much more.  You can learn more about SLK at: http://slkinvestigations.com

     

    SPEAKER: Natalie F. Baird, Esq.


    Natalie Faith Baird

     

    • Thursday, September 21, 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • at The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL

    SPEAKER:  Sema Yildirim, Esquire

    TOPIC:  "Family Law / Timesharing"

    SUMMARY: Sema Yildirim, Esq. will be speaking to us on an important family law issue: Parents and Timesharing with their Minor Child(ren). She will discuss this most contentious issue in family law court, addressing how FL Statute 61.13(3) affects the support of children; parenting; time-sharing; and the powers of court; discussion of the best interests of the child shall be made by evaluating all of the factors affecting the welfare and interests of the particular minor child and the circumstances of that family. She will further show how the courts address evidence of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, child abandonment, or child neglect, regardless of whether a prior or pending action relating to those issues has been brought, and other factors relevant to the determination of a specific parenting plan, including the time-sharing schedule.    

    Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, September 14, 2017, (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:  Chipotle seasoned chicken with mango salsa (GF)Vegetarian Entrée:  Spinach ravioli with tomato basil cream, roasted peppers and toasted pine nuts / CONTACT THE LUNCHEON CHAIR FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

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

    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 the USO Central Florida.

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

    Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:


    The Grafton Group is a Florida-based, multi-disciplined, private investigation and litigation support firm. We provide exceptional private investigative and case management services. We offer a full range of legal support that is accurate, reliable and most important, timely. All of our private investigators are licensed in compliance with Florida Statutes governing both private investigators, and private investigation agencies.

     

    SPEAKER: SEMA YILDIRIM, ESQ.

    SPEAKER'S BIO:  Sema Yildirim was born and raised in Germany to Turkish parents. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1992 and became a U.S. citizen in 1999. As a fluent speaker of German, Turkish, and English and as the product of three distinct cultures, Sema is comfortable navigating her way through an increasingly diverse landscape. Helping others do the same served as her motivation to pursue a career in law after she graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah Georgia with a degree in Political Science. She enrolled in Stetson University’s College of Law, serving as a member of the International Moot Court Board. During this time she also interned for the Chief Judge of Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal and for the Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Middle Florida District.

     

    Sema opened her own law firm in 2005, focusing on family and immigration law but also practicing criminal defense.  The philosophy that guides her practice is the understanding that any given case represents a client’s life and has a potential of changing that client’s future and life. As such, Sema does not take her clients’ trust and confidence in retaining her law office lightly, and she understands that the client’s concerns are more than a lawsuit or a court case—her firm is not a "law factory." Sema creates a strong personal relationship with her clients, making sure that they understand the procedures and language of the legal process, and using their input to better serve them.

     

    Giving back to the community is a priority for Sema. She has offered free public presentations on Fathers’ Rights and Immigrants’ Rights. Sema also contributes to the legal community, and in 2015 her article "The Pitfall of International Love" was published in the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s LAWYER magazine, discussing the complications that can arise in marriage with non-U.S. citizens. She has been an active member of the Stann Givens Family Law Inn of Court here in Tampa for many years.

     

    Sema takes time to mentor young attorneys who reach out to her and guides them in the practice of law. She frequently makes herself available to answer family law and immigration law related questions when more seasoned fellow attorneys call in need of help. 

     

    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Carillon, N. St. Petersburg, FL
    • 109

    REGISTRATION FOR TBPA'S 2017

    ANNUAL SEMINAR IS NOW OPEN!

    REMINDER: THE EARLY BIRD RATE OF $125 EXPIRES ON 9/1/17!!!

    REGISTER NOW TO SAVE YOUR SEAT!

     

    We invite you to register for and attend TBPA's Annual Seminar on Friday, November 3, 2017,  at the beautiful Hilton Carillon Park in St. Petersburg located just over the Howard Frankland Bridge off the Ulmerton Road exit.                  

    TBPA’s Seminar Committee has arranged for speakers that will focus on You!  From Ethics to Litigation and Probate to Family Law, each speaker will focus their topic on the essential skills you need to Invest in Yourself.  Join us for this opportunity to expand your knowledge in those areas of the law that affect, not only your career, but your personal life as well.  In addition, this year’s seminar affords 2 hours of ethics credit.

    SPEAKERS AND TOPICS   

    (in no particular order):

    MARIA L. TORRES, ESQUIRE - How to Protect Yourself: Ethics and the Unlicensed Practice of Law
    THE HONORABLE CHRISTOPHER NASH - Personal Ethics in Today’s Business Environmental: What’s Right and What’s Wrong
    TED CORLESS, ESQUIRE - Litigating Scientific Matters
    NATALIE BAIRD, ESQUIRE - Protecting Yourself, Your Kids and Your Assets
    MATTHEW E. LIVESAY, ESQUIRE & MATTHEW L. EVANS, ESQUIRE - What You Need to Know When it is Time to Take Care of Your Parents
    THE HONORABLE GREGORY P. HOLDER - Investing in Success: Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance
    LINDA ODERMOTT, RP, OCP - Invest in Yourself   

    The day includes 7 CLE credits, including 2 ethics credits.

    Early Bird Registration available through 9/1/17 for $125.00*.

    Member Registration after 9/1/17 - $140.00*

    Non-Member Registration after 9/1/17 - $160.00*

    Payment May be Made Online or Mailed to:   

    Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

    P.O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601

    Registrations must be received by October 30, 2017 to ensure availability.  

    PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 10 DAYS OF REGISTRATION DATE! 

    *A cancellation fee of $20.00 will apply to all refunds.

    NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER 10/1/2017.

    Already registered but unable to attend? Upon request, TBPA will send you a seminar DVD with video and materials, approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the seminar, so that you may still receive your CLE credits.

    TBPA reserves the right to cancel this event for any unforeseeable circumstance, change speakers, topics or schedule without notice. 

    In addition, TBPA will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay.   

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

    ***If you want to be one of the lucky first 50 registrants to sign up the Social Networking Hour, please register for the Seminar first, then you may sign up here. Be sure to stop by and say thank you to our Diamond Sponsor, SLK Investigations, Inc. for once again sponsoring the Annual Social Networking Hour. 

     

    Thank you!    

    Elaine Schroeder, FRP & Barbara O'Shaughnessy, FRP

    Seminar Co-Chairs
    seminar@tbpa.org
                       

    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Hilton Carillon, N. St. Petersburg, FL
    • 42

    REGISTRATION FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING HOUR ONLY 

     

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

        

    YOU MUST FIRST REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR AND THEN YOU MAY REGISTER FOR THE SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENT OR YOUR REGISTRATION TO THE SOCIAL EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED. 

       

    ***If you are one of the lucky first 50 registrants to sign up the Social Networking Hour, please be sure to stop and say thank you to our Diamond Sponsor, SLK Investigations, Inc. for sponsoring the Annual Social Networking Hour. 

     

    REGISTRATION FOR THE SOCIAL NETWORKIING EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO ATTENDEES OF TBPA'S 2017 ANNUAL SEMINAR! 

     

     

       

    Thank you!

       

    Elaine Schroeder, FRP & Barbara O'Shaughnessy, FRP
    Seminar Co-Chairs
    seminar@tbpa.org
                       

Past events

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Social Event - Painting with a Twist (7/26/17)
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Wills for Heroes - Pro Bono - July 22, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (JULY 2017)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (JUNE 2017)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (MAY 2017)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (APRIL 2017)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (MARCH 2017)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (FEBRUARY 2017)
Thursday, January 12, 2017 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (JANUARY 2017)
Thursday, December 08, 2016 TBPA 2016 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Friday, November 18, 2016 2016 TBPA Annual Seminar
Thursday, November 17, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (NOVEMBER)
Friday, November 11, 2016 2016 TBPA Annual Seminar - SOCIAL NETWORKING HOUR **MUST FIRST REGISTER FOR ANNUAL SEMINAR**
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Wills for Heroes - Pro Bono Opportunity
Thursday, October 13, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (OCTOBER)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENT - CRUMB AND CORK 9/28/16
Thursday, September 08, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (SEPTEMBER)
Thursday, August 11, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (AUGUST)
Saturday, July 23, 2016 Wills for Heroes - Pro Bono Opportunity
Thursday, July 14, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (JULY)
Thursday, June 09, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Thursday, May 12, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Wills for Heroes - Pro Bono Opportunity
Thursday, April 14, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Thursday, March 10, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Thursday, February 11, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Thursday, January 14, 2016 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Monday, December 14, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, December 10, 2015 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon - HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Thursday, November 12, 2015 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon - ANNUAL ELECTIONS
Monday, November 09, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Friday, November 06, 2015 TBPA Annual Seminar
Monday, October 19, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Wills for Heroes - Pro Bono Opportunity
Thursday, October 15, 2015 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Monday, September 14, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2015 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Saturday, August 29, 2015 TBPA & PACE Center for Girls - Rock n' Bowl
Thursday, August 13, 2015 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Monday, August 10, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Saturday, August 01, 2015 TBPA Certification Information Session
Saturday, July 18, 2015 Wills for Heroes - Pro Bono Opportunity
Monday, July 13, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, July 09, 2015 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Thursday, June 11, 2015 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Monday, June 08, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, May 14, 2015 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Monday, May 11, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Wills for Heroes - Pro Bono Opportunity
Monday, April 13, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, April 09, 2015 TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Monthly Membership Luncheon - Sara E. Kay, Esquire of Mason Black
Monday, March 09, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Monthly Membership Luncheon - Civil Rights Litigation - Jennifer Szymczak, Esquire
Monday, February 09, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Monthly Membership Luncheon - Construction Lien Law - Trent Cotney, Esquire
Monday, January 12, 2015 TBPA Board Meeting
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Wills for Heroes - Pro Bono Opportunity
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Monthly Membership Luncheon - Holiday Social
Monday, December 08, 2014 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Monthly Membership Luncheon - Annual Meeting
Monday, November 10, 2014 TBPA Board Meeting
Friday, November 07, 2014 TBPA Annual Seminar
Monday, October 20, 2014 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Member Donation Drive for PACE Center
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Monthly Membership Luncheon - Litigation and the Paralegal - Albert Zakarian, Esq.
Thursday, October 09, 2014 NFPA Annual Convention & Policy Meeting
Saturday, September 20, 2014 FAPA Annual Seminar - All the Ethics You Need in One Day
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Member Donation Drive for PACE Center
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Monthly Membership Luncheon - Limited Liability Company: Status Update
Monday, September 08, 2014 TBPA Board Meeting
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Monthly Membership Luncheon - Medical Malpractice Update - Edward J. Carbone, Esq.
Monday, August 11, 2014 TBPA Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 NALA 39th Annual Convention
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Monthly Membership Luncheon - Social Networking Event

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