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!
For those of you who expressed an interest in learning more about the Citizens Academy mentioned by Sheriff Mike Scott, here are two links:
Attend the Citizens Academy
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.
Check out the new partnership with Lorman for discounts on CLE courses on
Check out photos from our Paralegal Appreciation Night in 2014 Photo Gallery
August Membership Meeting
August 14, 2014
Richard Johnston, Esq.
Florida SouthWestern State College
Fort Myers Campus
8099 College Parkway
Building AA, Room 177
From College Parkway, Building AA is directly behind Walker Hall on Edison Parkway. Use Parking Lot #2.
5:30 - 6:00 pm check-in & social time
6:00 pm Buffet Dinner & Program
1 NALA CLE credit approved for
CP and FRP attendees
$27.50 Non Members
Please RSVP by August 9, 2014, by
e-mailing Nancy Beaty, ACP, FRP at email@example.com
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE FOR THIS MEETING.
Please send your payment
payable to GCPA to:
Nancy Beaty, ACP, FRP
Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC
8950 Fontana Del Sol Way, Ste. 100
Naples, FL 34109
Walk-Ins (and nonpaid attendees) are not guaranteed seating or a dinner.
Want to carpool from Naples?
Please contact Nancy Beaty at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.