Events



Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • at The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
    Registration is closed

    SPEAKER:  Lizbeth Potts, Esquire

    TOPIC:  "Advance Directives in Estate Planning"  (1 Hour CLE)

    SUMMARY: Ms. Potts will be speaking on Advance Directives and Health Care.  She will discuss Living Will, Declaration of Health Care Surrogate, Anatomical Donation, and a HIPAA Release. Ms. Potts will explain why each of these documents is important and why each person should have them with their estate documents.

     

    Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, October 12, 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:  Pan seared cumin chicken with corn relish (GF) / Vegetarian Entrée:  Teriyaki lo mein stir-fry veggies with cashews/ 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 "End 68 Hours of Hunger"

    SEE FLYER




    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: LIZBETH POTTS, ESQ.

    SPEAKER'S BIO:  Lizbeth Potts & Associates, P.A.  

    Family law- dissolution of marriage- contested and uncontested; child support issues; relocation of children; parenting plans; paternity and disestablishment of paternity matters; alimony & retirement matters; post-judgment divorce issues; military divorces; pre-nuptial agreements.

    Immigration- citizenship and naturalization; green card renewal/replacement; family petition and adjustment of status to legal permanent resident (green card holder); fiancé visas (K-1 and K-3;, employment/work visas; travel documents; immigration interviews, L1-A Intra-company transfers. 

    Wills, Trusts and Probate- wills, trusts, pet trusts, codicils (addendum and/or amendment to will), amendments to trusts, advance directives (living will, designation of health care surrogate, declaration of pre-need guardian, HIPAA Release), durable power of attorney, limited power of attorney, guardianship.

    EDUCATION:

    Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University

    Macon, Georgia, Juris Doctor

    Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California

    Master's Degree, Public Administration-Business and

    Organizational Management

    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

    B.A., Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

    Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida

    A.A., Academic Honors

    CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

    Member of  The Florida Bar- Real Property, Probate & Trust Section; Solo and General Practice Section; Family Law Section

    U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

    American Immigration Lawyers Association

    Hillsborough County, FL Bar Association

    Temple Terrace Bar Association, President

    Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce

    Notary Public

    CLASSES and SEMINARS:

    Step-by-Step Probate, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association

    Current Immigration Issues, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association

    Residential Landlord Tenant Matters, NBI Live Conference Advance Directives & Other Important Papers 

     

    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association - 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602
    Register

    Wills For Heroes at the Hillsborough County Bar Association - Chester Ferguson law center located at 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602.

     

    Most of you have participated several times and you are awesome.  For those that are new to participating… the clinic is for First Responders.  You can come for an hour or stay for 3 hours.   We are witnesses to the documents being drafted by the attorneys and also notarize the documents.  We also staff a sign-in table for the First Responders and assist them with any questions they might have about the forms.


    Bring your Notary stamp, or just your pen; we need witnesses as well as notaries to support the next Wills for Heroes. We meet between nine and ten am at the Hillsborough Bar Association, Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N. Tampa St., Tampa FL 33602. More info at: http://www.hillsbar.com/?page=WillsForHeroes

     

    If you are available and would like to participate, please contact Dana Martinez-Jones by email at probono@tbpa.org.

    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Carillon, N. St. Petersburg, FL
    • 59
    Register

    REGISTRATION FOR TBPA'S 2017

    ANNUAL SEMINAR IS NOW OPEN!

    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.

    NOTE: TBPA has secured twenty (20) vendors who will be exhibiting at the Seminar! Be sure to register so you can network with these vendors who continue to support TBPA and the paralegal profession!

    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 - Darwin to Daubert: A History of Science-Based Jurisprudence
    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 two (2) ethics credits.

    Member Registration - $140.00*

    Non-Member Registration - $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 

    *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
    • 29
    Register

    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

Thursday, September 21, 2017 TBPA Membership Lunch & Learn (SEPTEMBER 2017)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 TBPA Membership Lunch & Learn (AUGUST 2017)
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

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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