TBPA Membership

Check out the Join Us Tab for a breakdown of the various membership categories and download your application today! You may apply online electronically via the Join Us Tab. Any questions may be sent to the 2nd Vice President/Membership Chair via membership@tbpa.org.

TBPA Benefits

· Regular updates on the Tampa Bay Paralegal Community through TBPA’s E-Newsletter and social media pages.

·  Automatic individual membership in National Federation of Paralegal Associations ("NFPA") and FAPA;

·  Automatic individual membership in Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations ("FAPA");

·  Subscription to NFPA’s quarterly journal;

· TBPA Monthly luncheon meetings that include business meeting, speakers on a variety of subjects affecting paralegals, and an opportunity to network;

· Access to Tampa Bay area job opportunities;

· Access to local and national repository of information about the profession and issues;

· The opportunity to discuss and vote on issues which establish TBPA policy at monthly meetings, and to discuss and vote on issues which establish NFPA policy at regional/annual meetings;

· Monitoring of legislation which affects paralegals;

· A local network of paralegals in most specialty areas;

· Pro Bono and Community Service opportunities to support local charities or other special community events;

· Access to Paralegal Discussion groups;

· Discount with Mutual of Omaha; and

· Discounted Paralegal Today. 

NFPA Benefits

As a member of TBPA, you are a member of NFPA (student sustaining, individual sustaining, corporate/organizational sustaining) and may utilize the following benefits:

  • The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) is proud to welcome HotelPlanner / Meetings.com as their newest partner.  With this partnership NFPA’s members will have the ability to set up meetings and events through a combination of  technology and a highly experienced staff of professional meeting planners and corporate travel specialists.  HotelPlanner has a portfolio of participating hotels with global participation, offering members with a wide range of options for each specific meeting/event/reservation need. Members will be able to access this benefit directly from the  NFPA website.  This service will help members select the right property for their meetings and events.  The program includes a review of all venue meeting deals on a group-by-group basis using local planners with more than 10 years of regional group travel expertise. Meetings.com prides itself on acquiring the best rates for every conference (small and large) in their extensive portfolio of hotel partners.   Enter your next meeting/event/hotel reservation need here: 
  • RP and CRP credential renewals by NFPA members qualify for a discount.  
  • Lorman Education Services and NFPA have arranged a 20% discount on both CLE and bookstore items for NFPA members. 
  • Discounted subscription to Paralegal Today magazine.
  • An exclusive one year unlimited SmartPros logo online CLE subscription only $195.00!
  • Come visit the "Happiest Place on Earth" - Walt Disney World Resort. As an NFPA member you can log on to a website to plan a Florida trip to any of the 16 Theme Parks in the Orlando area.
  • Dell - Take off an additional 4% on top of generally advertised Dell Products!
  • Hertz - Special rental rates on cars and vans.  At least 24 hours advanced notice is required to receive these discounts. 
  • NFPA CAREER CENTER - Select "Career Center" at the NFPA home page to search for job opportunities and post your resume through the Legal Career Center Network at Legalstaff at no cost to you. Employers may also post available jobs which will be accessible to legal professionals, bar associations and others across the country.
  • CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION - Discounts are provided for various courses offering CLE credits. Look at NFPA’s home page for the "CLE" navigation tab.
  • Credit Union - Community America Credit Union is a non-for-profit financial institution owned by its members. Enjoy lower loan rates, high savings yields and a full range of banking services.
  • Internet Connection - Members can view publications, conduct research and learn about vendor services.
  • Liberty Mutual - We've partnered with Liberty Mutual to offer our members special discounted rates on Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, and Renters Insurance. This special rate comes from a company that has been leading the industry in safety advancements since 1912.
  • Software -The SmartDraw Legal Solution is the easy drawing software that helps you create perfect legal diagrams in minutes. Drawing is easy! Just drag ready-made graphics from the built-in libraries and drop them onto your page. Quickly create timelines, storyboards, accident diagrams, medical diagrams, evidence charts, org charts, floor plans and facilities, and much more! SmartDraw includes more than 50,000 symbols and templates specialized for the legal community. Gain greater control over your exhibits, save time with pre-made templates, make changes on the fly, wow your peers and intimidate the opposition! 
  • CaseSoft creates software products for paralegals, legal assistants, and litigators. Download full-featured trial versions at www.casesoft.com. Discover why 10s of 1000s of paralegals appreciate the power and ease of CaseSoft’s award-winning software.
  • Magazine - Subscription to the National Paralegal Reporter is included as part of membership in NFPA.  This publication includes articles on career issues and legislative activities.
  • 1-800Flowers - Members can receive a 15% discount off an array of gift products including gourmet gift baskets, novelties, flowers.  
  • Macy’s Discount Program – Macy’s extends a discount to NFPA members twice per year for a 30 day period – typically in February and August.  The pass we receive is a 15% all day pass.  A flyer will be sent out when we receive the approval.

If you have any questions on how to utilize these benefits, please contact the Member Benefits Coordinator at benefits@paralegals.org.

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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