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Events

Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 16 Aug 2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • FIU, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL

    Room Number is RDB 1004 (in College of Law).  For July 12, we will be in RDB 2001.  FIU Campus Map.pdf

    SFPA's CP REVIEW & STUDY COURSE AT FIU's 8th STREET CAMPUS FOR NALA's CP EXAM DURING THE SEPTEMBER 2014 WINDOW. PLEASE NOTE: THE REVIEW COURSE IS COORDINATED BY SFPA, AND IS NOT AFFILIATED/SPONSORED BY FIU.  SPACE IS PROVIDED TO SFPA 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 eligible for FRPs as well.  This current review has been pending approval for 18 NALA CLEs.

    The South Florida Paralegal Association (SFPA) is proud to present its CP Review & Study Course for those preparing to take the NALA-sponsored CP Exam in the month of September 2014. This eight-week Review and Study Course is scheduled to begin on June 21, 2014 and continue through August 16, 2014.  Included is one weekend with no classes scheduled.

    Review classes are held on Saturdays at Florida International University (FIU) located at 11200 SW 8th Street.  Please click on the proceeding link for a copy of the schedule: SFPA_2014_Summer_NALA_CP_Review_Schedule.pdf

    During Orientation on June 21, any questions you may have regarding the study course plan, and the exam itself will be answered. You should order your textbook to arrive by June 20 to bring with you to Orientation.

    The final class is the mock exam (an abridged version of the real exam).  Students are expected to read the material and review the questions at the end of the chapters before class.

    Cost:

    Entire review

    • SFPA members $175.00
    • Non-members $195.00

    Retake of the review (within the following two reviews of last review taken)

    • SFPA members $120.00
    • Non-members $140.00

    Individual classes (per class)

    • SFPA members $30.00
    • Non-members $35.00

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR REVIEW: (all registrations must be submitted online through this website, method of payment varies):

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE REVIEW BY JUNE 21st.  BUT PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE UP TO:

    • Payment by check: Monday, July 7 , 2014.
    • Payment by credit card/PayPal: Friday, July 11, 2014.

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: All participants MUST secure - directly from NALA - their own copy of the CP Review Manual, 4th Edition (blue) to participate in SFPA's Study Course.  You must have the book in time for the Orientation class to study the material covered in the review classes the following week. The CP Review Manual may be purchased from NALA directly at http://www.nala.org/publ.aspx.

    We strongly suggest you obtain a copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.  Any edition after 1990 is acceptable.  It is very affordable.  This book is the authority on grammar, word usage, writing style, etc... for the NALA CP exam.

    APPLYING FOR NALA CP EXAM: Application with NALA for the exam and testing is now a two-step process, and arrangements are handled separately by the applicant directly with NALA, and/or the PSI Testing Centers for registration. Instructions for application and testing center registration can be found online at NALA's website along with information about qualification: http://www.nala.org/examinee.aspx

    NALA's booklet in pdf format outlining the application process and general policies: http://www.nala.org/Upload/file/PDF-Files/Certification/2012-Aug-Handbook/3-Examinee%20Policies.pdf

    For more information on SFPA's CP Review/Study Course, please call SFPA's NALA Liaison, Arturo Rodriguez at 305-579-7859 or email at: arodriguez@sfpa.info

    • 29 Jul 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, 100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 3800, Miami, FL 33131
    • 18

    TOPIC: Recent Changes in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support & Legislative Leanings Toward Alimony

     

    Speaker: Tammi Clearfield, Esq.

    Lead Instructor at University of Miami Division of Continuing & International Education

     

    Date:

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Time: 12:00 p.m.

    Place: 

    Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
    100 Southeast Second Street - Suite 3800
    Miami, FL 33131-2126

    Cost:

    $15.00 Members
    $25.00 Non-Members

    Special Notice:      1.0 NALA CLE  - pending approval from NALA

    Sponsored by: 


    Lawyers and litigation support staff welcome!

    REGISTER ONLINE BY Sunday, July 27, 2014!

    For questions please contact: Vivian Fusco, CP at: vfusco@sfpa.info  

    Payments may be made online via PayPal, or check payments may be mailed in advance to: SFPA, Attn: Education Chair, 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 stated deadline, or you will incur fee for attendance. 
    • Full refunds will be issued for timely cancellations.
    • Payment must be received by midnight on the stated deadline or your registration will 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 ForumHow Do I Cancel An Event Registration? 

    Attention Active Members: Reservations must be made prior to midnight on the stated deadline to receive the member discounted rate.

    • 20 Sep 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Keiser University, 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL

     

    FLORIDA ALLIANCE OF PARALEGAL ASSOCIATIONS


    7th Annual Fall Seminar

    "All the Ethics You Need in One Day"

    Saturday, September 20, 2014
    Keiser University
    9100 Forum Corporate Parkway
    Ft. Myers, FL 33905

    Approved by NALA/NFPA for 5.5 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) ethics credit (which meets the requirements under Rule 20-6.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar for Paralegals required to maintain the FRP credential.)

    Registration Cost: $75.00 FAPA Member
    (SFPA Members are FAPA members)
    $100.00 Non Member
    $50.00 Student
    Visit FAPA's website to register

    Group Hotel Rate Available at:

    Hyatt Place Fort Myers at the Forum
    2600 Champion Ring Rd.
    Ft. Myers, FL 33905

    239-418-1844 or www.hyattplacefortmyers.com
    Use code G-IFLA for the FAPA rate of $69.00 per night!

    Deadline to reserve hotel under group rate is: September 5, 2014


    Schedule and Speakers

    8:00-9:00 a.m.

    Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

    9:00-9:15 a.m.

    Opening Remarks and Introductions

    9:15-10:15 a.m.

    Richard Johnson, Jr., Esquire Johnson Champeau, LLC ­ Bankruptcy

    10:15-10:45 a.m.

    Networking Break

    10:45-12:00 p.m.

    Mary Evans, Esquire, Law office of Mary Evans – Social Media the Do’s and Don’ts

    12:00-1:00 p.m.

    Lunch

    1:00-2:15 p.m.

    Joseph
    Linnehan, Esquire
    , Morgan & Morgan –
    Bad Faith

    2:15-3:15 p.m.

    Miguel C.
    Fernandez, III
    ,
    Esquire
    , Law Office of Miguel C. Fernandez, III, P.A. –
    Unlicensed Practice of Law

    3:15-3:45 p.m. 

    Networking Break

    3:45-4:45 p.m. 

    Melissa Rogozinski, ESI Roundtable - Zipping Through E-Discovery - It's an Ethical Obligation

    4:45–5:00 p.m.

    Closing Remarks

     

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24 Jun 2014 SFPA CLE LUNCHEON June 2014: Medicare 101
25 Mar 2014 SFPAs Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Event
25 Feb 2014 SFPA CLE LUNCHEON February 2014: Identity Theft
22 Feb 2014 SFPA's NFPA's PCC Exam (CRP) Review and Study Course, Spring 2014
22 Feb 2014 NALA CP (2014 Spring) Review and Study Course
28 Jan 2014 SFPA CLE DINNER January 2013: The Ten Essential Steps to Preparing for Legal Negotiations (Mediations)
10 Dec 2013 SFPA's Annual Holiday Party
22 Nov 2013 SFPA's 2013 Thanksgiving Charity Drive & Dinner
26 Oct 2013 SFPA's Fall Seminar - A Full Legal Menu: Civil, Criminal, Ethics & E-Discovery
24 Sep 2013 SFPA CLE DINNER September 2013: ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING
27 Aug 2013 SFPA CLE Luncheon August 2013: Volunteering as Guardian Ad Litems in Domestic Violence Injunction Cases for Kids
22 Jun 2013 SFPA's NALA CP (Summer 2013) Review and Study Course for September exam
28 May 2013 SFPA CLE Luncheon May 2013: A Good Trial Team Leads to Success in High Profile Cases
23 Apr 2013 SFPA CLE Luncheon April 2013: New developments pertaining to e-Filing within the e-Portal system in the State of Florida and the new aspects that are upcoming
20 Apr 2013 Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations (FAPA) Spring Seminar
26 Mar 2013 SFPAs Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Event
08 Mar 2013 SFPA 1/2 Day CLE Luncheon March 2013: (NFPA Region III Meeting)
26 Feb 2013 SFPA CLE Luncheon February 2013: Checklist for Managing a Successful ESI case
16 Feb 2013 SFPA's Exam Review and Study Course for NFPA's PCC Exam (CRP)
16 Feb 2013 SFPA's 2013 SPRING CP Review and Study Course
22 Jan 2013 SFPA CLE Luncheon January 2013: Topic: Voluntary Trial Resolution
12 Dec 2012 SFPAs Annual Holiday Party
28 Nov 2012 SFPA's Annual Paralegal Education Scholarship Contest
15 Nov 2012 SFPA's 2012 Thanksgiving Charity Drive & Dinner
23 Oct 2012 SFPA CLE Luncheon October 2012: How to Be Prepared for Trial
27 Sep 2012 SFPA's Fall Seminar 9/27/2012: Today's Paralegal
28 Aug 2012 SFPA CLE Luncheon August 2012: e-Discovery Case Study, When Negligence Goes Too Far
23 Aug 2012 BROWARD: SFPA CLE Luncheon August 2012: Social Media: The New “Face”book of E-Discovery, Speaker: Aldo Leiva, Esq.
26 Jul 2012 BROWARD: SFPA CLE Luncheon July 2012: Dr., My Attorney Took My Sanity - How to Get It Back & Find Some Valuable Medical Records in the Process
24 Jul 2012 SFPA CLE Luncheon July 2012: The Client is Holding on Line Two - They Want to Know If You Received Their Email
26 Jun 2012 SFPA CLE Luncheon June 2012: How to Prepare Witnesses for Deposition: Client and Third Party
21 Jun 2012 BROWARD: SFPA CLE Luncheon June 2012: To Friend or Not to Friend: Ethical Considerations for Paralegals' Use of Social Networking Sites
16 Jun 2012 SFPA's CP Review and Study Course @ FIU's 8th Street Campus
09 Jun 2012 MDLSA & SFPA Present - Social Media Analytics: Zimmerman
12 May 2012 FAPA's Spring Seminar 2012
24 Apr 2012 SFPA CLE Luncheon April 2012: The Evolving Landscape of Law Firms - Where They Have Been and Where They are Going and the Future of the Paralegal
27 Mar 2012 SFPAs Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Event
20 Mar 2012 Broward: SFPA CLE Dinner - March 2012 - Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down in a Divorce
28 Feb 2012 SFPA CLE Luncheon February 2012: Paralegal to Perry Mason: Practice Tips and Ethical Considerations for Paralegals Assisting with Jury Selection
18 Feb 2012 SFPA's CP Review and Study Course @ FIU's 8th Street Campus
12 Feb 2012 Band Together for Legal Aid - "Battle of the Bands"
24 Jan 2012 SFPA CLE Luncheon January 2012: Potential Ethical Dilemmas between Firm Practice and Professional Reference Groups
15 Dec 2011 SFPAs Annual Holiday Party (Broward)
07 Dec 2011 SFPAs Annual Holiday Party (Miami-Dade)
18 Nov 2011 SFPA's Thanksgiving Charity Drive & Dinner
05 Nov 2011 FAPA's 4th Annual Seminar
25 Oct 2011 SFPA CLE Luncheon October 2011: Filing Effective UCC Financing Statements Under Revised Article 9
13 Oct 2011 Broward: SFPA CLE Dinner - October 2011 - Tips, Tricks and Tools for Using PDFs in the Courtroom and in the Cloud
11 Oct 2011 SFPA CLE Luncheon October 2011: Criminal and Civil Appeals - What's the Difference?
08 Oct 2011 SFPA's CP Review and Study Course @ FIU's 8th Street Campus
04 Oct 2011 SFPA's CP Review and Study Course at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
27 Sep 2011 SFPA's Fall Seminar 9/27/2011: Social Media and the Paralegal
16 Sep 2011 SFPA's Annual Paralegal Education Scholarship Contest
23 Aug 2011 SFPA CLE Luncheon August 2011: Criminal and Civil Appeals - What's the Difference?
17 Aug 2011 Broward: SFPA August CLE Dinner - Computer Forensics: Top Ten Forensic Discovery Requests
26 Jul 2011 SFPA CLE Luncheon July 2011: Digital Solutions to E-Discovery
16 Jul 2011 FAPA's Technology Seminar
14 Jul 2011 Broward: SFPA July CLE Dinner - Understanding F.S. Chapter 713, Construction Lien Law, Payment & Performance Bonds
28 Jun 2011 SFPA CLE Luncheon June 2011: Forward Thinking - Wills & Trusts: Protecting What Matters Most
04 Jun 2011 SFPA's CP Review and Study Course @ FIU's 8th Street Campus
26 May 2011 SFPA's Inaugural Meet & Greet for New Broward Chapter
24 May 2011 SFPA CLE Luncheon May 2011: Timekeeping - An Indispensible Skill for Successful Paralegals
26 Apr 2011 SFPA CLE Luncheon April 2011: Ten Times You Should Think Intellectual Properties
22 Mar 2011 SFPA's Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, and Member Appreciation Event
01 Mar 2011 SFPA's Annual Paralegal Education Scholarship Contest
22 Feb 2011 SFPA CLE Luncheon Feb 2011: Procedures & Processes for Managing a Corporate Practice
19 Feb 2011 SFPA's CP/CLA Review and Study Course
25 Jan 2011 SFPA CLE Luncheon Jan 2011: Legal Ethics and Technology
31 Dec 2010 SELF-STUDY CLE COURSE: Preparing for an Administrative Hearing... How Similar is it to Preparing for a Trial?
14 Dec 2010 SFPA's Annual Holiday Party
23 Nov 2010 SFPA's Thanksgiving Charity Drive & Dinner
26 Oct 2010 SFPA's Fall Seminar 10/26/2010: Paralegal's Role at Trial
09 Oct 2010 SFPA's CP/CLA Review and Study Course
28 Sep 2010 SFPA CLE Luncheon Sept 2010: Paralegal's Role in Basic Estate Planning & Estate Administration
15 Sep 2010 SFPA's Self Study CLE Courses
25 Aug 2010 SFPA CLE Luncheon August 2010: Assisting Your Litigator to be Better Prepared for Mediation
27 Jul 2010 SFPA CLE Luncheon July 2010: Preparing for an Administrative Hearing... How Similar is it to Preparing for a Trial?
10 Jul 2010 SFPA's CP Review and Study Course
22 Jun 2010 SFPA CLE Luncheon June 2010: Residential Lending Reform and How it Affects Title Professionals
17 Jun 2010 SFPA's Back To School Power Lunch Seminar: June 17, 2010
25 May 2010 SFPA CLE Luncheon May 2010: Land Use Due Diligence Review in Real Estate Transactions
06 May 2010 SFPA Special Membership Meeting
27 Apr 2010 SFPA CLE Luncheon April 2010: Real Estate - Insured Closing Letters, Closing Instruction Letters and Other Closing Process Matters
24 Apr 2010 SFPA's CP/CLA Review and Study Course
23 Mar 2010 SFPA's Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, and Member Appreciation Event
01 Mar 2010 SFPA's Annual Paralegal Education Scholarship Contest
23 Feb 2010 SFPA CLE Luncheon February 2010 - Consumer Law: Know Your Rights
26 Jan 2010 SFPA CLE Luncheon January 2010: Best Practices in E-Discovery, the Effective Use of Technology and Emerging Trends in E-Discovery
25 Jan 2010 NFPA Military Outreach Program
10 Dec 2009 SFPA Holiday & 30th Anniversary Celebration!
19 Nov 2009 SFPA's Thanksgiving Charity Dinner
07 Nov 2009 FAPA's 2nd Annual Ethics Seminar
27 Oct 2009 Intellectual Property Issues in Sports: Brand Protection and Exploitation
26 Sep 2009 SFPA's CP/CLA Review and Study Course
25 Aug 2009 SFPA CLE Luncheon August 2009: Ethics and the Paralegal
23 Jun 2009 SFPA CLE Luncheon June 2009: Managing Critical Elements of E-Discovery
26 May 2009 SFPA CLE Luncheon May 2009: Personal Property Appraisals
16 May 2009 SFPA's CP/CLA Review and Study Course
28 Apr 2009 SFPA CLE Luncheon April 2009: The Effects of Social Networking and the Internet on the Law
24 Mar 2009 SFPA's Annual Meeting, Election of Officers and Member Appreciation Event
24 Feb 2009 SFPA CLE Luncheon February 2009: Conducting Fraud Investigations in Latin America
21 Feb 2009 SFPA's Judgment and Analytical CLA/CP Review & Study Course
27 Jan 2009 SFPA's CLE Luncheon January 2009: What is an Apostille, Anyway?" Navigating the World of International Corporate Services
18 Dec 2008 SFPA Holiday Party
08 Nov 2008 FAPA's 1st Annual Ethics Seminar
28 Oct 2008 SFPA's Fall Seminar
23 Sep 2008 SFPA CLE Luncheon September 2009: Evolve, Don't Resolve. The Critical Mindset for Our Profession in this Millennium
20 Sep 2008 SFPA's CP/CLA Review and Study Course
26 Aug 2008 SFPA CLE Luncheon August 2009: Right to Work: What You Think You Know About Florida Employment Law Can Harm You
22 Jul 2008 SFPA CLE Luncheon July 2008: Law and the City: Balancing Family and Work in the Modern Law Practice
24 Jun 2008 SFPA CLE Luncheon June 2008: Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals
26 Apr 2008 SFPA's CP/CLA Review and Study Course
25 Mar 2008 SFPA's Annual Meeting, Election of Officers and Member Appreciation Event
18 Mar 2008 Special Dinner Meeting: Rule 20, the Florida Registered Paralegal Program
27 Feb 2008 SFPA CLE Luncheon February 2008: Rule 20: How Will It Affect the Florida Paralegal Profession?
23 Jan 2008 Special Member Meeting: Discussion of Rule 20 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar
22 Jan 2008 SFPA CLE Luncheon January 2008: Media Law
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