BOARD OF DIRECTORS
L-R: Mary Lou, Nancy, Vicky, Randon,
Andrea Roark, ACP, FRP
Victoria Meyers, CP
Nancy Beaty, MA, ACP, FRP
Mary Lou Breaz, CP, FRP
S. Randon Randolph, EJD
As an affiliated association of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA), our primary goal is to uphold the ethical, profes-sional and personal standards set forth by NALA.
GCPA has joined the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Assn(www.fapainc.org) which represents approximately 2,000 paralegals throughout the state and uses the collective efforts of its member associations to monitor develop-ments in the legal field that impact paralegals and to provide a unified voice for the advancement of the paralegal profession statewide.
Application form on "About GCPA" page.
We never charge State fees or dues!
GCPA is a sponsor of the
LEGAL AID SERVICE OF COLLIER COUNTY’S 6TH ANNUAL BARRISTER’S BASH
Celebrating 10 years of Legal Aid Service in Collier County
An evening of awards and entertainment
Thursday May 1st, 2014
(6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
5111 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, Fl. 34103
To access the 2014 Sponsorship Form, please click on the following link: BB 2014 Sponsor Form
To access the 2014 Donation Form for the live of silent auction, please click on the following link: BB 2014 Donation Form
39th NALA Annual Convention and
Summer Educational Institutes
July 23-25, 2014
Charleston, South Carolina
Click here for more information
This will be NALA's first "paperless" convention. Registrants will be able to download all convention documents onto their Apple or Android devices, communicate with each other, learn about the events and vendor products, and take notes. The iTunes app has already been approved; the Android app is in final testing as we speak. The same information will be available from a laptop if someone doesn't have a tablet. Of course, this is a huge savings for NALA (other than the initial outlay for the development of the apps), and it feels really good to know we are not killing so many trees.
Started by Linda McGrath-Cruz, ACP FRP
Whether you joined us on the 2014 Paralegal Cruise or not, I hope to see you on board the 2015 Paralegal Cruise! Cruise prices start at approx. $300 per person (dbl occupancy, taxes/fees included).**** Book by February 14, 2014 and pay only a $50 per person deposit PLUS your event registration fee will be WAIVED!! ****Learn more at http://www.paralegalcruise.com
Check out the new partnership with Lorman for discounts on CLE courses on
May Membership Meeting
May 8, 2014
Speaker: Tara Dane, Esq.
Topic: "Understanding the Mediator’s Role & Tips on How to Have a Successful Mediation"
5111 Tamiami Trail North
(just south of Pine Ridge on 41)
5:00 - 6:00 pm check-in & social time
6:00 pm Dinner & Program
1.0 NALA CLE Ethics credit approved for CP and FRP attendees
$35.00 Non Members
Please RSVP by May 6th
Nancy Beaty at
Send payment to
Nancy Beaty, ACP, FRP
Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC
8950 Fontana Del Sol Way, Ste. 100
Naples, FL 34109
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE FOR THIS MEETING.
Want to carpool from Fort Myers?
Contact Mary Lou at email@example.com
June - Fort Myers
Hon. Joseph G. Foster
Circuit Court Judge
"A View from the Bench: Current Issues in the 20th Judicial Circuit"
Paralegal Appreciation Night
Nace I. Cohen, CPA
Topic: "FRPTA and 1031's"
Paralegal of the Year Award
Silent Auction Fundraiser
August - Fort Myers
Richard Johnston, Esq.
September - Naples
John C. Goede, Esq.
Topic: Issues re homeowner’s association law
American Bar Association's Definition of Paralegal (1997)
A legal assistant or paralegal is a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
Gulf Coast Paralegal Association, Inc. (2007) All rights reserved.