Free Online Career Guidance for Attorneys – know someone who might need help?

Know an ATTORNEY in Florida who may need these services? Free career counseling program for lawyers via computer or telephone from the privacy of your home or office. The next session is on Wednesday, August 14 at 12 p.m. The meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month. Among those who may benefit from participating are: • […]

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Potential Future Upgrades to Florida’s eFiling Portal?

The agency that runs the state courts system’s statewide electronic filing portal and The Florida Bar are going to work together to find — for a price — “value added” services for lawyers. I must confess, it’s been so long since I’ve used the e-Filing Portal that I really thought a lot of these items were already features….. Is there […]

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Florida Bar – Florida Registered Paralegal FRP Dues Notice

Reminder – if your employer is paying your dues for you, please remember to login to your account and confirm that your balance is paid so there are no surprises later. From Florida Bar: The 2019-20 Annual Florida Registered Paralegal paper fee statements have been mailed. You can still pay your fees online by signing in to the MyFloridaBar Member Portal at member.floridabar.org and clicking the “Pay […]

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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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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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Important Information Re: Posting CLE Credits with The Florida Bar

I originally posted this article in April 2012, just this morning, I was contacted by another FRP who had her FRP terminated due to confusion about CLE posting…  Recently, a local paralegal logged on to the Florida Bar’s website to post new CLE credits, only to discover that her account no longer existed. After making some calls, she found out […]

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Announcement from Florida Bar: Florida Registered Paralegal Enrichment Committee

The Florida Bar Board of Governors recently approved the bifurcation of the Florida Registered Paralegal Program Committee into two separate committees. The Florida Registered Paralegal Program Committee as it previously operated will continue to exist and perform the certification and compliance functions of the FRP Program. The newly formed committee is the Florida Registered Paralegal Enrichment Committee. The Florida Registered Paralegal […]

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From The Florida Bar: Fraudulent Email Alert

Click here to view the original article including samples of the fraudulent email. The Florida Bar is warning its members that fraudulent emails regarding membership information are being distributed. We advise members not to click on the attachments contained within the emails and to permanently delete them immediately. You should also notify your IT department as soon as possible. We suspect that these […]

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Nominate a Paralegal for the Solo and Small Firm Section’s Annual Paralegal of the Year Award

Do you know a Florida paralegal who deserves to be recognized for above-and-beyond efforts in achieving a high standard of professionalism in the delivery of paralegal services? The SSF Section of The Florida Bar wishes to select an outstanding certified paralegal to receive its annual award for the “Paralegal of the Year,” to be announced in conjunction with The Florida Bar’s […]

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Florida Bar News: Are you a Florida e-filing portal pro?

April 1, 2018  By Carolyn Weber Florida E-Filing Portal Program Manager Please CLICK HERE to read the complete article. Carolyn reminds us of some important tips regarding the Florida e-filing portal: • Black & White Is Best – The portal’s favorite colors are black and white, so check before you submit a file. If you try to submit a document in […]

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