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FRP Updates


May 3, 2018


By: Patricia C. DeRamus, ACP, FRP


            The Florida Bar recently enhanced the Florida Registered Paralegal Standing Committee (FRP Committee) meeting format for the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention.  A number of events have been planned for the June 2018 The Florida Bar Annual Convention which is being held in Orlando at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.  These exciting changes have been added in response to a number of members inquiries regarding how the FRP Committee meetings are conducted.  The FRP Committee will host its meeting at noon on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention. 

            All FRPs, paralegals, legal professionals, and paralegal students are invited to attend the FRP Committee meeting which will be followed by a “free” three-hour CLE seminar.  The seminar, titled “Timely Technology, Professionalism, and Ethics for the Legal Profession,” will begin 1:15 p.m., and its keynote speaker is American Bar Association President, Hilarie Bass, Esquire.  The seminar will be followed by a Florida Registered Paralegal Reception. While the FRP sponsored seminar is complimentary, registration is required via the online Florida Bar Annual Convention registration form or the downloadable printed registration form. Everyone must be registered to attend the seminar.

 Itinerary for June 15, 2018:


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) Committee Meeting.  This is an open meeting. Attorneys, FRPs, and non-FRP paralegals are invited to attend and meet      the members of the FRP Standing Committee.  Light refreshments and beverages will be available.

1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.       Timely Technology, Professionalism, and Ethics for the Legal Profession seminar sponsored by the Florida Registerd Paralegal Committee. Light refreshments and beverages will be availableThis seminar is complimentary, but advanced registration is required through The Florida Bar Annual Convention registration process.

 Technology:  Effective and Practical Use of Case Management Software Available Today, and how to make the most of the technology  available in your Law Practice.
Speakers: Alyson Laderman, Esquire and Howard Myones, Esquire

  Professionalism:  Professionalism and Ethics in the Real World
  Speaker: Judge John Marshall Kest

  Ethics:  #METOO/#TimesUP Movements, Sexual Harassment and How the Legal Profession and the ABA is Reacting to it
    Speaker:  ABA President Hilarie Bass, Esquire

 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.       Florida Registered Paralegal Committee Reception for committee members and the FRP sponsored seminar attendees.. 

 5:30 p.m.  The Florida Bar President’s Reception

             More information will be provided as June 15, 2018 draws closer.  Looking forward to seeing attorneys, Florida Registered Paralegal, paralegals, paralegal students, and other legal professionals at the FRP Committee Meeting, FRP sponsored seminar, and the FRP Reception.


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Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300