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.


Upcoming events

No FAPA upcoming events.

Upcoming Events Hosted by FAPA:


Save the Date!
2018 FAPA Annual Seminar

Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Ft. Myers!

Keiser University, Ft. Myers Campus 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

(Social Networking Event afterwards at nearby Hotel from 5:30 pm to 8 pm!)



Please check this website, and our Facebook & LinkedIn
social websites for future announcements! 


For full details of Seminar and listing of all Sponsors & Exhibitors, please go to the main event page!


Sponsors & Exhibitors for the 2018 FAPA Annual Seminar


If you are interested in being a seminar sponsor or exhibitor at our Annual Seminar,
please see contact the FAPA Seminar Committee at seminar@fapainc.org.




Upcoming Events by FAPA Member Associations, and related events of interest:


SWFPA will be hosting a Legal Career Fair with speakers on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9am-1pm at SCF Lakewood Ranch Auditorium in Sarasota. FAPA, PAF and State College of Florida (Paralegal Studies Program) are all supporting this SWFPA community effort! Please click on the SWFPA Event Page for more details and registering.



NEFPA will be hosting a partial day CLE Seminar "2018 Afternoon in the Courthouse" on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 11:30am - 5pm at Duval County Courthouse. Please click on the NEFPA Event Page for further details and to register for this CLE event!



TBPA will be hosting its 2018 Annual Seminar on Friday, October 5, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL. Please check the TBPA website for further details as the event date draws near!


If your FAPA Member Association is holding a seminar or paralegal certification study group to help your members to further enhance their professional credentials, please contact admin@fapainc.org to have the information posted this FAPA website.  Your paralegal association is not a member of FAPA? If you'd like it to be, then please contact FAPA at admin@fapainc.org for further information on joining FAPA.


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 direct member of FAPA, please visit our membership application web page where you can get more information, and register online.



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