Upcoming events

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • RDB 2005, Rafael Diaz Balart Hall (Law School), 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199
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    Last chance to take review for the current test format; for those that have already begin taking the NALA CP exam, the September testing window is your last chance to complete the exam (with a few exceptions - contact NALA directly to see if you are exempted).

    Classes on Saturdays; Deadline to register is Friday, July 7

    Room Number is RDB 2005 (Law School - Raphael Diaz Balart Building) at FIU's Tamiami Campus.  FIU Campus Map.pdf 

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

    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 BookE-versions are $69.00. You should order the book as soon as possible to ensure delivery before first class.

    SCHEDULE:

    WEEK ONE – July 8, 2017, 10 am to 1:45 pm 

    Orientation (30 minutes) and then

    J & A/ Memorandum  -  [chpt. 4]

    WEEK TWO – July 15, 2017, 10 am to 1:15 pm 


    No Class - Study Day/Review

    WEEK THREE – July 22, 2017, 10 am to 1:15 pm

    Communication and Human Relations  -  [chpts. 1,2]

    WEEK  FOUR– July 29, 2017

    Ethics / Legal Research  -  [chpts. 3 and 5,6]

    WEEK FIVE – August 5, 2017, 10 am to 1:15 pm 

    No Class - Study Day /Review

    WEEK SIX – August 12, 2017, 10 am to 1:15p m

    Business Organizations / Contracts  -  [chpts. 8 and 9]

    WEEK SEVEN - August 19, 2017, 10 am to 1:15pm

    General Law / Litigation  -  [chpts. 7 and 10]

    COURSE INFORMATION: 

    SFPA's NALA CP REVIEW & STUDY COURSE AT FIU's 8th STREET CAMPUS is an 15-hour prep review for the NALA CP exam.  The Review covers all five sections.  The Review begins with an orientation to answer any questions you may have regarding the exam (e.g., eligibility, application, etc..).  Also, we provide a mock exam - an abridged version to assist you ascertain your strengths and weaknesses, which will help you prepare for the actual exam.

    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 two books as study aids.

    Certified Paralegal - Mock Examination and Study Guide, 5th edition.  It is available from NALA for $45.

    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 $175.00
    • Non-members $195.00
    Retake of entire review (first review within last 12 months)
    • SFPA members $120.00
    • Non-members $140.00

    Substantive Law (or any two classes)

    • SFPA members $75.00
    • Non-members $85.00

     

    DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:

    Deadline to register and pay is the day before orientation, Friday, July 7th.

    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.  The deadline  to register for the exam is the 1st of the previous month.  For example, the deadline for the September exam is August 1.  For more information on the exam, please see NALA's Examinee Information Page

    For more information on SFPA's CP Review/Study Course, please call 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 & the Mock Exam 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 15 NALA CLEs.

     
    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • FIU, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL. Room is RDB 2007


    Review class dates:  July 15, 2017 and  August 5, 2017

    Room Number is RDB 2007 (for 7-15-17 only).  FIU Campus Map.pdf

    The NFPA-sponsored PCC Exam (Paralegal CORE Competency).  Take your career to the next level! Upon successful completion of the exam, you earn the nationally recognized CRP credential.  This review by SFPA is organized to help students prepare and study for the PCC Exam.  After the review, you will register directly with NFPA to take the exam. 

    This is a two-day prep review, with all classes held on two Saturdays at FIU's Tamiami Campus.  The review begins with a short orientation to answer any questions you may have regarding the exam (e.g., eligibility, application, etc..).  The mock exam on the last day provides the students with a further measure of confidence by simulating the testing environment.  

    Note:  This two-day comprehensive review will be supplemented by online quizzes, assignments and guidance. 

    SCHEDULE:

    The Review begins with an short orientation on Saturday, July 15, 2017, and review classes.  The second and final review will be August 5, 2017.    Please see complete schedule here:

    July 15, 2017:  Domain 1

    Paralegal Profession

    Ethics and Professional Practice

    U.S. Legal System

    Legal Research

    Legal Writing and Critical Analysis

    Communication

    Law Office Management & Legal Technology

    Civil Litigation

    August 5, 2017:  Domain 2  (room TBD)

    Business Organizations

    Contracts

    Criminal law

    Estates, Wills & Trusts

    Family law

    Real Estate

    Torts 

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

    PCC Exam Study Manual, 1st Edition by NFPA

    You must procure your own copy of the textbook;  the textbook may be purchased from NFPA directly at http://www.paralegals.org/default.asp?page=129.

       

    COST:

    Entire review

    • SFPA members $75.00
    • Non-members $85.00
          
          
          DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:

      Deadline to register and pay is the day before orientation, which is Friday, July 14, 2017.

      All 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 and mail by July 1 to our PO Box address, which can be found on our home page.
        
         

    APPLYING FOR NFPA PCC EXAM:

    Application with NFPA for the exam should be arranged after the completion of the study course, as you will only have a 90 day window to take the exam once your application has been approved.  Application is handled separately by the applicant directly with NFPA. Testing fees are included in the cost of the application, and are not a separate fee, but you must schedule directly with the Prometric Testing Centers once you have your confirmation to test from NFPA. Instructions for testing center registration will be provided with the confirmation to test from NFPA.

    For more information on SFPA's PCC Exam Review & Study Course, please contact SFPA's NFPA Liaison, Mary Ann Myskiw-Jones at  mamj1217@yahoo.com

     

    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 1603 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33136
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    Camillus House has provided humanitarian services to the indigent and homeless populations of Miami-Dade County, Florida for more than 50 years.

    Established by the Little Brother of the Good Shepard in 1960, Camillus House has grown steadily over the years from a small overnight shelter into a full service center offering a “system of care” for persons who are poor and homeless.

    Every service offered at Camillus is carried out with the deeply held belief that every human being is precious in the eyes of the Lord and deserves love, respect and a chance to live a dignified life.

    Come help SFPA serve lunch and give back to our local community.

    Once registered a Volunteer Participation Release will be emailed to you .  A limited number of minor volunteers will be allowed.  Please email Aileen Requejado at requejadoa@gtlaw.com for more information.



    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Suite 3800 (in building attached to Knight Center Metromover Station; a/k/a International Tower)
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    SOUTH FLORIDA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION'S

    “UCC's - All about the Forms”

    Presented by:  Alan Stachura

    Alan Stachura - Bio - 2017 - CT.pdf

    CT Corporation

    Sponsored by: 

     

    Live or Online access available

     Date:

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017


     Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.


     Place: 

    Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

    100 Southeast Second Street - Suite 3800

    Miami, FL 33131-2126

    (building attached to Knight Center Metromover Station; a/k/a International Tower)


     
     Cost:

    $15.00 Members
    $25.00 Non-Members 

    CLE:  1.0 NALA CLE  - pending approval from NALA

    Lawyers and litigation support staff welcome!

    REGISTER via SFPA website by:

    For attendance in person: Monday, day before event

    For questions please contact: admin@sfpa.info 

    Payments may be made online via PayPal, or check payments may be mailed in advance to: 

    SFPA, P.O. Box 31-0745, Miami, FL 33231-0745.

    SFPA reserves the right to cancel this event at any time without further notice.

    Registration/Cancellation/Payment Policy

    • Cancellations to online registrations must be completed no later than midnight on the Sunday before event, or you will incur fee for attendance. 
    • Full refunds will be issued for timely cancellations.
    • Payment must be received by midnight on the Sunday before event or your registration may be cancelled.
    • Reservations are transferable, but member/non-member pricing will apply to transferred registrations. 
    • Non-payment of registration fees will prevent registration/attendance at future events until paid in full.  
    • Instructions to cancel your registration can be found on SFPA's website under:  Help Forum è  How Do I Cancel An Event Registration? 

    A note to other vendors: Please be respectful.  If you join the seminar, please don't solicit for your business.  

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Keiser University, 1500 NW 49th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    SAVE THE DATE!!


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