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Upcoming events

    • 08 Jan 2019
    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131
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    SFPA's board meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 44th floor of the Wells Fargo building located at 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131.  The Board will meet to discuss SFPA's business, goals, and plans.  

    All SFPA members are invited to attend, but we appreciate an RSVP by registering to attend by the Sunday before the meeting, so that we can provide a list to the building security informing them of after-hours building admittance.  If you arrive after 6:00 p.m., please stop at the lobby security desk to check-in.

    Light snacks will be provided.  Please note that parking is the attendee's responsibility.  We encourage the use of public transportation.  

    If you have any questions, please contact arodriguez@sfpa.info for more information.

     

    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 31 Jan 2019
    • New York, New York


    For more information, click here.

    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • RDB 2008 (second floor of Law School) at FIU, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199
    • 12
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    In depth review for NALA's CP exam.  The Spring 2019 Review is special because it will include a live, four-hour seminar on Memorandum and Legal Writing by Virginia Koerselman Newman (the author of the textbook).  This special Seminar will not be available during any other review this year.

    You are required to separately purchase the textbook Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preperation, 4th Edition (blue cover) by Virginia Koerselman Newman. (see below).  Your registration fee with SFPA, though, will include an addendum specifically written for the CP exam.

    Room Number is RDB 2008 (second floor in Law School Building) at FIU's Tamiami Campus.  FIU Campus Map.pdf 

    Please purchase textbook asap.  We (SFPA) do not sell or provide the textbook.

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

    Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preperation, 4th Edition (blue cover) by Virginia Koerselman Newman.  

    You must procure your own copy of the textbook; it may be purchased directly from NALA for $170 at Order Book. E-versions are $69.00. You should order the book as soon as possible to ensure delivery before first class.

    All classes on Saturday (syllabus subject to change)

    SCHEDULE:

    WEEK ONE – Feb. 02, 10 am to 1:15 pm 

    Communications / Ethics

    WEEK TWO – Feb. 09, 10 am to 1:15 pm  

    US Legal System / Civil Litigation / Torts

    WEEK THREE – Feb. 16, 10 am to 1:15 pm  

    Business Organizations / Contracts / Commercial Law

    WEEK FOUR – Feb. 23, 10 am to 1:15 pm

    Criminal / Real Estate / Estate Planning 

    WEEK FIVE - March 09, 10 am to 2 pm

    Memorandum and Legal Writing with Virginia Koerselman Newman

    COURSE INFORMATION:    

    SFPA's NALA CP REVIEW & STUDY COURSE AT FIU's 8th STREET CAMPUS is an 16-hour prep review for the NALA CP exam.  The Review covers all sections.  The Review begins with an orientation to answer any questions you may have regarding the exam (e.g., eligibility, application, etc..).  

    This is a review course.  Students should expect to read the chapters and perform self-tests before class.   

    RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

    You may purchase (but not required) the following books as study aids.

    The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.  This book is sold in many places and is available for free online.  Any edition after 1990 is acceptable.  Used copy is fine.

    COST:

    Entire review 

    • SFPA members $190.00
    • Non-members $220.00
    Retake of entire review (no addendum provided)
    • SFPA members $ 150.00
    • Non-members $180.00

    If you receive the addendum, then refunds will not include $30 fee for addendum.  Deadline to request refund is Friday before event begins: Friday, Feb. 01, 2019

    Registration and payment is done online via our website and paypal.  Checks are discouraged, but if you wish to pay by check, please make it out to SFPA a week before deadline to our PO Box address, which can be found on our home page.

    APPLYING FOR NALA CP EXAM:

    This Review is hosted by SFPA.  The NALA CP exam is a separate process handled solely by NALA.  To register for the exam, you must apply directly to NALA. 

    For more information on SFPA's CP Review/Study Course, please email SFPA's NALA Liaison, Janet Betancourt at admin@sfpa.info.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    PLEASE NOTE: THE REVIEW COURSE IS COORDINATED BY SFPA, AND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH FIU.  SPACE IS PROVIDED TO SFPA BY FIU'S LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE AS A COURTESY TO THE PARALEGAL COMMUNITY. 

    Please note: All Classes with the exception of Orientation are eligible for CLE credit from NALA. As approved by NALA, CLE is applicable to FRPs as well.  This current review has pending approval for 16 NALA CLEs.

     
    • 07 Feb 2019
    • San Francisco, CA

    WOMEN LEGAL 2019

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    • 26 Mar 2019
    • TBD
    • 30


    If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact admin@sfpa.info.


    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 28 Apr 2019

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    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 29 Jun 2019
    • Boca Raton, Florida

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    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • Rochester, NY

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