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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Florida Bar Members MUST Log In To New Member Portal And Register An Account *BEFORE* May 1st

REMINDER: Florida Bar Members MUST Log In To New Member Portal And Register An Account *BEFORE* May 1stIt’s no secret by now that The Florida Bar is upgrading and improving the MyFloridaBar Members Portal on May 1st. But with 104,000 members — all of whom we need to sign in and create a new username — that’s no small task! […]

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How to Create your NEW Florida Bar Portal Account for Paralegals AND Attorneys!

In case you missed this important news from The Florida Bar regarding Upgrading To New Member Portal here it is: The Florida Bar is migrating to a new member portal that Florida lawyers will use to electronically interact with the Bar. The new MyFloridaBar portal will help members more easily conduct membership and e-commerce activities with the Bar. It will […]

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No Change in CLE Requirements for Florida Registered Paralegals FRP

From Shannon Fleming at The Florida Bar: As many of you are aware, the CLE requirements for attorneys have changed to now include technology-related courses. However, this is not a requirement for paralegals. The FRP CE requirement has not changed. FRPs are required to complete 30 general hours of CEs, with 5 of those hours in ethics or professionalism. Although technology-related […]

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Florida Bar Fraudulent Email Alert: Notice of Past Due License Renewal

The Florida Bar warns its members about a fraudulent email with the subject “Notice of Past Due License Renewal #00000” that is being distributed. We advise members not to click on any links contained within the email and to delete it immediately. We suspect that this email contains a link to a malicious software known as Ransomware. The fraudulent email is purportedly signed […]

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