Chapter President’s Message
We welcome you the Paralegal Association of Florida, Hillsborough County Chapter and hope you will consider becoming a member or at least attending one of our monthly luncheons. The goal of our chapter is for professional growth, education, networking and community service. The chapter is comprised of wonderful professional members that are dedicated to improve their personal careers as the board strives to provide quality legal education through our great monthly speakers by providing one CLE credit to assist you in fulfilling your requirements for the Florida Bar, NALA and other professional organizations. We provide at least 10 CLE credit hours per year approved by NALA and The Florida Bar Registered Paralegal Program. Our monthly meetings are also a great time for networking with other legal professionals. The chapter provides community service projects to our community and through our 50/50 drawings, which benefit a different organization each month. In addition, we hold yearly seminars to provide professional growth.
Another advantage of becoming a Chapter Member, is access to our members only monthly newsletters, which provides information on our job bank that law firms and legal employment agencies post open positions, as well as general information to stay updated on the legal community. We offer a professional development scholarship program that you can apply to be reimbursed for taking your CP, FCP and other professional exams. In addition, our sponsors provide a monthly drawing and another yearly scholarship program for members only.
Please check out the various chapter web pages, meet the great board members and check out the activities of the Hillsborough County Chapter and maybe one day you will consider serving on our board. Our board meets the third Thursday of each month at Banker Lopez Gassler, P.A., 501 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1500, Tampa, Florida 33602 and you are welcome to attend. Please contact me if you would like to attend.
I am honored to serve as the Hillsborough County Chapter President this year and if I can be of assistance to you or if you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Bonnie Bertolini, FRP
President – Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.
Hillsborough County Chapter