Welcome to the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. – Suncoast Chapter
Welcome to the Suncoast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. The Paralegal Association of Florida (PAF), along with the Suncoast Chapter is proud to celebrate its thirty- seventh anniversary in 2013. The Suncoast Chapter has played an integral role in the growth of PAF through the promotion of the paralegal profession. This includes the placement of numerous state officers, including four (4) local presidents, elected to the PAF Board of Directors.
The Suncoast Chapter explores both the personal and professional aspects of its local membership, its state and national affiliations, and the community at large, by providing direct access to each member within the paralegal community. With advanced internet capabilities, the Suncoast Chapter communicates with individual members on a daily basis, as well as providing mass communications about monthly meetings, current job opportunities and a quarterly newsletter. Through the use of monthly dinner meetings, the Suncoast Chapter is able to offer a forum for the exchange and dissemination of relevant information pertaining to our local chapter as well as the state, and national organizations. With our unprecedented access to the legal community and its judiciary, these meetings also enable our paralegals to obtain the necessary CLE’s in order to remain in compliance with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) requirements.
Monthly dinner meetings are held the second Monday of each month, September through May. We are fortunate to hold our meetings on beautiful Sarasota Bay, in the Bay Room at Marina Jacks, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, Florida. Socializing and networking begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by our business meeting at 6:00 and dinner at 6:15 p.m. Each month, a featured speaker presents information on current topics and legal issues at both the local and state levels. Attendees earn (1) CLE credit. Cost is $26 per person for members and $30 per person for non-members.
Eva Gonzalez, FRP
President of Suncoast Chapter