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Why Join PAF?

Membership Application:

Provide Educational and Networking Opportunities:

  • Monthly lunch and dinner/speaker meetings at the ten local Chapters around the State
  • Annual Spring Seminar sponsored by PAF, offering 10-11 hours of continuing legal education
    units
  • Annual Fall Seminar sponsored by PAF in conjunction with its Annual Meeting, offering 7 hours
    of continuing legal education units

Promote and Offer Voluntary Certification Examinations:

  • Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal (“CLA/CP”) examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”), concerning federal law. See Certification Page for more information.
  • CLA/CP study groups offered through local Chapters statewide
  • Florida Certified Paralegal (“FCP”) examination administered by PAF, concerning substantive Florida law. Prerequisite: CLA/CP designation. See Certification Page for more information.
  • Annual FCP review course presented by PAF in conjunction with the University of Central Florida
  • FCP study guide published by PAF

Professional Associations:

  • Affiliation with NALA Cooperation and participation with The Florida Bar and local bar
    associations

Professional Promotion and Community Outreach:

  • Annual scholarships given by PAF and its local Chapters to deserving students in paralegal programs throughout the State of Florida
  • Annual community service campaign by PAF to provide funds for local Guardian Ad Litem programs
  • Monthly opportunities for community service by the local Chapters
  • Members participate in Technical Advisory Committees at local colleges and as non-lawyers on various committees of The Florida Bar

Official Publications:

IN BRIEF, a quarterly publication for members only
IN BRIEF . . . Briefly, an interim e-mail publication to keep members apprised of latest news
affecting the members and the profession