Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc.

The Voice of the Florida Paralegal Profession

Who We Are

Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc. ("FAPA") is an association consisting of Florida local paralegal associations from around Florida which lobbied the Florida Legislature to introduce mandatory paralegal regulation in 2005, 2006, and 2011. The initially proposed legislative efforts induced The Florida Bar to create the voluntary Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) program. FAPA perceives this voluntary program as a stepping stone in addressing the need for the mandatory regulation and oversight of the paralegal profession, so FAPA’s work is not done yet!


We hope you will continue to support FAPA’s efforts in continuing to work together with The Florida Bar on voicing improvements of the FRP program, monitoring the professional changes occurring within the state and nationally, and continuing to strengthen the Florida Paralegal Profession as a whole. Please support FAPA's continued state-wide initiatives by attending our informative legal education seminars, which include sessions on substantive law, ethics and professional conduct, and joining in on the discussions with other paralegals regarding the profession.


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Thank you all for a successful Seminar!


The 3 E's a Paralegal Needs:

Ethics, eDiscovery & eSecurity!

 (6 CLE Credits, with 2 Ethics - Approved by NALA & NFPA)


Held: September 24, 2016 - Fort Myers, Florida


Thank you for joining us on the Friday Evening Social Networking Event 

as well as the Seminar on Saturday and 

saying "Thank you!" to our Gold Sponsor, RecordTrak 

and our other generous Sponsors and Exhibitors!


Future FAPA Seminar Sponsors & Exhibitors

If you are interested in being a seminar sponsor or exhibitor at our next Annual Seminar, please contact FAPA President, Emily Merlin, CP at president@fapainc.org



"Thank You!" to Our 2016 Fall Seminar Sponsors & Exhibitors! 


with a special Thank You! to Keiser University - Ft. Myers Campus for their generosity

in providing their state of the art auditorium facility for this 2016 Seminar event!


Silver Sponsor/Exhibitor


Gold Sponsor/Exhibitor:

(Proud sponsor of the Social Networking Event!) 







Exhibitors & Supporters:

(Sponsor of seminar tote bags & door prizes)

(Sponsor of seminar bags giveaways & door prize)

Am I a Member?

If you belong to one of our member paralegal professional associations: Northeast Florida Paralegal AssociationSouthwest Florida Paralegal Association,  South Florida  Paralegal  Association,  or Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, then you  are  automatically a member of  FAPA.  Since 2009, FAPA has individual paralegal memberships as well (the "Sustaining Member") and membership category of "Patron" for businesses who support the paralegal profession.  If  you  would  like  to  become  a  member  of FAPA, please visit our membership application web page where you can get more information, and register online.



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