Suncoast Chapter

Member Services

PAF exercises leadership, provides a strong, continuing voice and vision to enhance professional standards, promotes continuing education, and encourages a high order of ethical and professional attainment within the paralegal profession.

  • Seminars and continuing legal opportunities offered via the state organization and our chapter.
  • Networking with members across the state.
  • Scholarships for professional development.
  • Professional recognition with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Updates on rules, regulations, and other factors affecting the profession.
  • Opportunities to participate in the development of the profession.
  • Job bank offered by our chapter.
  • Study groups for the CP/CLA examination.

Membership is available in several categories: Active, Student, Sustaining, Associate and Emeritus.

 

Scholarship Program

The Chapter is fortunate to assist State College of Florida (SCF) and Keiser University (Keiser) with its legal assisting and paralegal studies programs. Members are frequent lecturers and instructors within the programs. In addition, several Chapter members sit on the Academic Advisory Board. Students participating in the SCF legal assisting program and Keiser’s paralegal studies program are eligible for the yearly scholarship(s) offered by the Suncoast Chapter.

The applications are now being accepted year round with the applications received before the deadline date of July 31, being processed for the current year and any received after July 31, processed for the following year. If you are a student enrolled in the paralegal program at State College of Florida, or Keiser University, and would like to apply for our yearly scholarship, please complete the Student Application and Scholarship Application and submit them to Amy Schaffer.

 

Professional Development Scholarships

The Education/ Scholarship Committee would like to remind you that The Suncoast may award annual Chapter Professional Development Scholarships to qualified applicants for the specific purpose of encouraging Chapter members to attain the CP, ACP or CFLA designation and to participate in CLE seminars, BBPA, PAF, and NALA seminars and annual meeting events.

Examination Scholarships are reimbursement scholarships for members or student members who successfully pass the selected exam. Recipient’s presentation of proof of completion of the exam must accompany application, along with a 300-word essay. Changes have been made to the scholarship to now cover the cost of our yearly renewal dues, NALA’s dues or FRP dues.  The applications are now being accepted year round with the applications received before the deadline date of July 31, being processed for the current year and any received after July 31, processed for the following year Please contact Amy Schaffer for more information on the rules.

 

Student Application

Scholarship Application