Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 20, 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tampa, FL
    Registration is closed


    Monthly Membership CLE Pre-Recorded Video Event

    Due to COVID-19 Constraints



    Thursday, May 20, 2021

    with 1 CLE Credit Unit Certificate 

    (A Secured Link will be sent to you on the Event Date at 11:45 a.m. to access the video for a one week period to view at your convenience.   Note: The CLE Certificate will be sent after the 1 week period to only those registrants who have actually viewed the CLE presentation.)




    TBPA Members:  $10.00 / Guests: $19.50

    Please complete your online RSVP no later than:
    FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (RSVP Deadline)
    and then either pay online or mail your payment to: 
    TBPA, P. O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601.   


    If mailing payment after online RSVP, please make checks payable to:

    Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

    All payments must be received and paid in full prior to the Release Date of the CLE Event. 
    If payment is not received, then your registration will be cancelled.


    Judge Darren Farfante
    13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Florida


    Darren Farfante is a Circuit Judge in Hillsborough County and currently serves in the Complex Business Litigation Division.

    Judge Farfante attended the University of Florida where he earned his Masters in Accounting, his Juris Doctor, and an LL.M. in Taxation.  Following graduation, Judge Farfante and his wife Evelyn moved to Washington, D.C. where he served as a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division from 1997 through 2002.  At DOJ, Judge Farfante travelled throughout the country litigating federal tax disputes on behalf of the United States in numerous jurisdictions.  Judge Farfante was recognized with the Tax Division Outstanding Attorney of the Year Award in 2001.

    Judge Farfante returned to his hometown of Tampa to raise their three children surrounded by their families.  Upon his return, he entered private practice with the Fowler White Boggs Banker law firm 
    (now Buchanan Ingersoll) where he handled tax controversies, bankruptcy issues, business disputes, creditors’ rights and various types of commercial litigation.  While in private practice, Judge Farfante was active in the community including serving as (1) Board Chair of Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, (2) Chair of the Pack 45 Cub Scouts for Christ the King Church; and (3) coach for numerous local youth teams.


    Judge Farfante was appointed Circuit Judge in 2017.  Judge Farfante is a past President of the Stann Givens Family Law Inn of Court and is currently (1) Executive Chair of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee (Chair: Judge Ronald Ficarrotta), as well as the (2) Vice-Chair of the 13th Judicial Circuit Pro-Bono Committee (Chair:  Judge Barbara Twine-Thomas).   In addition, Judge Farfante will be assuming leadership of the HCBA 5k Pro Bono River Run for the 2021-2022 year (Co-Chair for ’21-‘22: Judge Allison Ellison).    



    At this time, since the University Club is not able to accommodate our in-person Monthly Membership Luncheons due to the COVID-19 constraints for our health and safety, we are offering to both TBPA Members and Guests the opportunity for 1 CLE Unit Credit via Recorded Video Presentation. Once the University Club is open to full capacity, we will continue to offer a Video Only RSVP Registration option at a special rate to both Members and Guests, however, limiting the number to 2 registrations in any given year for Guests since this will be a new TBPA Membership Benefit. We encourage you to join TBPA and enjoy the many benefits membership offers. Please keep healthy and we hope to see you soon!

    TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

    TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute speakers, presentations, or topics as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full registrations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due since the process of providing secured video link with cle certificate will have commenced. 

    Cancellation correspondence MUST be sent to


    Special "Thank You" to our monthly CLE Sponsor:


    Trial Consulting Services (TCS) is an ongoing sponsor for the Monthly CLE Events by providing the pre-recording of the monthly TBPA CLE Presentations to support the virtual need for continue legal education of the paralegal community. TCS provides wide-ranging services and solutions to support every aspect of cases, regardless of plaintiff or defendant, practice area, size of the case or jurisdiction. Using state-of-the-art technology coupled with an experienced staff, TCS gives your case a strategic advantage at mediation, arbitration, and trial. Contact Russell Wills 

    As part of your TBPA Membership Benefits, we are providing you with the option to register for the Monthly Video CLE's to keep up with your credentials during COVID-19 and beyond. Please let us know if we can serve you in other benefit opportunities. If you are not yet a TBPA Member, we welcome you to join and enjoy our many benefits! Please reach out to our Membership Chair via if you have questions. Please stay healthy and we hope to see you soon at an upcoming TBPA Event!

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