Welcome to the Big Bend Chapter of the Paralegals Association of
Tallahassee, Florida, our State's capital city, and serves six north Florida counties, Leon,
Gadsden, Liberty, Wakulla, Jefferson and Franklin. Luncheon meetings are held on the
second Thursday of each month. Non-members and prospective members are encouraged to
attend. (Further information on meetings can be found on the 'Events' page of this web site.)
Speakers from various practice areas offer their knowledge and insight at each of these
meetings, as well as in one-day seminars offered by the Chapter. Chapter members are
provided a monthly newsletter, Headnotes, which provides interesting and informative
articles. Non-members may subscribe to Headnotes for $10/year.
Upcoming Meeting: May 15, 2014 12:00 Noon, at Capital City Country Club,
1601 Golf Terrace Drive, Tallahassee, FL
Speaker: David Abrams, Esq.
Our Chapter meets at 12:00 noon on the 2nd Thursday of every month, at the Capital City
Country Club, 1601 Golf Terrace Drive (850-222-0419). Advance reservations are
required and can be made by contacting our Member at Large, Karrie Larson, no later
than noon on the Monday before the meeting. Cost is $18.00 for Chapter Members, and $23.00
2014 Spring Seminar - The “Law” Boat
Mark your calendars and prepare to set sail with the
The Big Bend Chapter of the Paralegal Association of
Florida for our 2014 Annual Spring Seminar!
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Staybridge Suites in
WIN! WIN! WIN! Visit with Primary Sponsor CopyFax 2000 - drop
your business card in their fish bowl and you could win a printer for
your firm or business!
Scholarship and Mentoring Program
Tallahassee Community College and Keiser University
The Chapter is fortunate to assist Tallahassee Community College (TCC) and Keiser
University (Keiser) with its legal assisting and paralegal studies programs. Members
are frequent lecturers and instructors within the programs. In addition, several Chapter
members sit on the Academic Advisory Boards of both TCC and Keiser.
Students participating in TCC’s legal assisting program and Keiser’s paralegal studies
program are eligible for the yearly scholarship(s) offered by the Big Bend Chapter. We
are pleased that scholarships are also available to eligible applicants enrolled in the
paralegal programs at Barry University.
Linda O’Steen Memorial Scholarship
Our Chapter is proud to announce Diane McCarthy won the Big Bend Chapter
Paralegal Assoc. of FL scholarship in the amount of $500.00. Click Here for more
Help support your Chapter! As you know, our Chapter hosts a Spring seminar each
year. It takes time and money to make it happen. We encourage everyone to get one (1)
sponsor - forms on next two pages. If you have any questions, email Claire Davis at
Suggestions are to check with law firms, banks, restaurants, other legal organizations,
court reporters, process servers, investigators, copy services, etc., almost anyone or
anywhere! Good luck!