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President’s Message

President’s Message

Welcome to the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. (PAF) 

Given the ongoing developments and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chapters of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., continue to limit in-person meetings.  The decision to reduce or refrain from monthly in-person chapter meetings as well as providing our 2021 Annual Seminar virtually WERE not made lightly. It was an extraordinarily difficult decision to make, but the health and safety of our members, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, vendors and staff were our top concern. 

As current members of PAF, you received free Continuing Legal Education (CLE), from the State.  The Executive Committee understood that our members who are CPs and FRPs still needed CLEs to maintain their standards.  I would like to thank my Executive Committee for working with me to provide monthly CLE, to our members throughout 2021.  More virtual CLE’s will be provided from the State as we continue traveling down the uncertain road of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Many of us have been faced with disruptive work environments, some working from home, some continued on with work as normal.  The need for stress relief in our profession only increased during 2021 and I am happy to say that I was able to schedule weekly (every Thursday at noon) support group sessions for all Florida Paralegals with Dr. Scott Weinstein.  My goal since becoming a PAF member has been to provide more benefits for our members.  This continues to be my goal.  I strive to do more for our members and improve the value of your membership with our organization. 

I am honored to be a part of PAF during this important moment in our history and hope our members and fellow paralegals will continue to support us as we endeavor to persevere.

Asha Maharaj-Lucas, FRP
President, Paralegal Association of Florida, INC.
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