From NNA: Notary Basics: Avoiding The Unauthorized Practice Of Law

Updated 4-29-19. A Notary is not a lawyer. In fact, it is against the law for Notaries who aren’t attorneys to provide certain kinds of advice and services. This is known as Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) and can carry serious consequences for a Notary, including hefty fines, a suspended or revoked commission and even conviction for a criminal offense. […]

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Are you an FRP? Don’t forget to pay your dues by August 15 to avoid penalties

From Florida Bar: You can now pay your 2019-20 Florida Registered Paralegal fees online by signing in to the MyFloridaBar Member Portal at member.floridabar.org and clicking the “Pay My Fees” button on your profile page. Paying online is the quickest and easiest way to pay your annual fees and stay in compliance with Chapter 20 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.  Payments postmarked after August […]

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Looking for a Miami Process Server ?

Looking for a Miami Process Server ? I want to introduce you guys to National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS). They’ve been around since 1982! They have over 2,000 members covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, seven Canadian provinces and nearly two dozen foreign countries!!! Even if you don’t need a Miami process server, sometimes it can […]

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27.0 CLE (Inc. 6.5 Ethics) + Goodie Bag for UNDER $7.45/credit

The 2019 Paralegal Cruise CLE pack is now available on demand. It includes 27.0 CLE (including 6.5 ethics) that you can use for NALA, NALS, NFPA and Florida Bar for FRP. It’s only $200 for all 27.0 CLE which includes lifetime access to the classes, you can do them one at time or all at once depending on your needs. […]

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Preparing to take the NALA CP?

If you already have your NALA CP and want to help others, OR, if you are preparing for or thinking about taking the NALA CP, please join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nalacpexam/ NALA recently released a new book titled Certified Paralegal Exam Fundamentals to assist with preparation for the NALA CP exam. NALA’s Certified Paralegal Exam Fundamentals book is designed to […]

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Bank of America Subpoena, Garnishment and Levy Processing Information – Updated 3/26/2019

PLEASE NOTE: I (Linda McGrath-Cruz a/k/a Perfectly Paralegal) do not work for Bank of America in any capacity, this information is being provided as a convenience. Please do not contact me personally to inquire about BOA’s processes or procedures, or to follow-up with legal orders sent to BOA. This information is being provided as a courtesy only, it is your […]

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Important Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) Updates from Florida Bar

Important Updates to Chapter 20 The following changes will become effective on March 5th: RULE 20-3.1 REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION Creates new subdivision (a)(6), which expands the registration requirement for lawyers licensed in other states to lawyers who are licensed and members in good standing in other states can be registered paralegals without meeting the minimum paralegal work experience requirement. RULE […]

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Coming Soon: Fourth District Court of Appeal E-Filing Through Florida Courts E-Filing Portal

In the near future, the Fourth District Court of Appeal will accept incoming filings only through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, instead of through eDCA.  The Fourth DCA will continue to use eDCA to electronically serve the court’s orders and decisions and to provide attorneys and parties with electronic case access.  By connecting to the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, the […]

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