Northwest Florida
Paralegal Association
PO Box 1333
Pensacola, FL 32591

ParaLegal Newsletters

ParaLegalNews FALL 2014 Vol 5 Issue 4

Using Your Paralegal Career to the Fullest
President’s Message
Editor’s Message
Mediation: An Alternative Career for the Paralegal
Grammar Gurus
Did You Know
NWFPA Activities
NWFPA Member & Team Spotlight
In Summary
NALA Campus Schedule
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

ParaLegalNews.SUMMER 2014.Vol 5 Issue 3

How to Stay Cool When Things Get Hot
President’s Message
Editor’s Message
How to Avoid Inter-view Anxiety
Grammar Gurus
Did You Know
NWFPA Activities
NWFPA Member & Team Spotlight
In Summary
NALA Campus Schedule
Hear Ye, Hear He!

ParaLegalNews.Spring 2014.Vol 5 Issue 2

NWFPA—Student & Remote Member-ship—What’s in it for you?
President’s Message
Editor’s Message
NWFPA—What’s in it for me?
Grammar Gurus
Did You Know
NWFPA Member & Team Spotlight
In Summary
Member Activities
Hear Ye, Hear He!

ParaLegalNews.Winter 2014.Vol 5 Issue 1

Paralegals are Awesome
President’s Message
Editor’s Message
The Benefits of Networking
Grammar Gurus
Did You Know
NWFPA Member & Team Spotlight
In Summary
Member Activities-Christmas Auction
Hear Ye, Hear He!

ParaLegalNews Fall 2013 Vol 4 Issue 4

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your NWFPA Membership?
President’s Message
Editor’s Message
Ready or Not.-Mandatory E-Filing is Here.
Grammar Gurus
Did You Know?
In Summary
Building and Sharing Your Member Activities
Hear Ye, Hear He!

ParaLegal News Spring 2013 Vol 4 Issue 2

ParaLegalNews Spring 2013 Vol 4 Issue 2

Inside this issue:

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your NWFPA Membership?
President’s Message
Editor’s Message
Ready or Not.-Mandatory E-Filing is Here.
Grammar Gurus
Did You Know?
In Summary
Building and Sharing Your Member Activities
Hear Ye, Hear He!

ParaLegalNews Winter 2013 Vol 4 Issue 1

ParaLegalNews Winter 2013 Vol 4 Issue 1

Is your head in “The Cloud”
President’s Message
Editor’s Message
E-Service—Are you following the rules?
Grammar Gurus
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
In Summary
Member Activities
Hear Ye, Hear He!

NWFPA Launches 2013 Student Scholarship Contest

STUDENT LIASION COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

 The Northwest Florida Paralegal Association (NWFPA) is pleased to announce its NWFPA 2012-2013 Scholarship Contest. This scholarship contest is open to all UWF, PSC, and VC students who are currently enrolled in and attending classes in the Legal Assisting/Legal Studies programs at those respective institutions.

The NWFPA Scholarships will be given annually to outstanding students to encourage the next generation of members in our field. This is a competition that evaluates the applicants on a merit based system. The competition will rely on the credentials of the applicant to justify their claim for money. The more you do–the more scholarship points you earn–the more chances you have at winning a scholarship.

Entrants earn scholarship points for certain activities:

-GPA 2.0-2.5–1 point

-GPA 2.6-3.0–2 points

-GPA 3.1-3.5–3 points

-GPA 3.6-4.0–4 points

-active committee membership (verification from Committee chair required)–2-4 points

-publish an article with Summation–3 points

-recognition letter for special achievement in a legal related course–3 points

-recognition letter of reference from mentor or supervisor in a legal related career–2-4 points

-community service (TBD)– 3 points

-peer mentoring (TBD)–4 points

RULES:

1. Entrants must be currently enrolled in and attending courses in the Legal Assisting/Legal Studies program at UWF, PSC, or VC.

2. All entries must be accompanied by the attached Scholarship Application and all necessary supporting documentation. Entries submitted without the completed Application and documentation will be ineligible for consideration.

3. Entries may be mailed to NWFPA, ATTN: Student Liaison Committee, at P.O. Box 1333, Pensacola, FL 32502, or e-mailed to: Jill Callihan, NWFPA.2ndVP@gmail.com, Subject Line: ‘NWFPA Contest –Your Name’.

4. All entries must be received by NWFPA by NO LATER than Friday, April 29, 2013. Winners will be notified via e-mail by May 16th and invited to attend the NWFPA May 24th luncheon meeting to be presented their awards.

To Apply (use either):

SLCG Scholarship Sweepstakes

SLCG Scholarship Sweepstakes

 

Need CLE Credits? Check out NWFPA’s Online CLE Library

The NWFPA was innovative in establishing an online CLE library which aims to serve the entire paralegal community nationwide with CLE credits.  CLE credits include a wide range of legal topics and ethics discussions from past NWFPA webcasts and seminars.

Each NWFPA library recording can be downloaded for $10 and viewed at any time.  Upon purchase, the NWFPA NALA Liaison and Treasurer are automatically notified of your purchase.  After completion of your viewing, simply email the NALA Liaison at NALA@nwfpa.com and confirm that you have completed the recording.  He or she will then email you your CLE credit sheet (approved by NALA).

The speakers, topics, an CLE credit type offered can be viewed at our online CLE library here…

http://nwfpa.contentshelf.com/shop

NWFPA Establishes LinkedIn Group

In step with what many paralegal associations have done nationwide, NWFPA has established a LinkedIn networking group. LinkedIn has fast become the networking site of choice for professionals around the globe, from attorneys to zoologists. NWFPA’s LinkedIn group will allow for further professional networking among the NWFPA membership and allow area paralegals to get to know their fellow association members better. The group is open to all members and gives us the ability to have an open forum for any suggestions for the association, legal and/or general questions or concerns for the future. Welcome!

If you already have a LinkedIn profile, click here to access the NWFPA LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/1231417/

If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, you will need to create one first by clicking here: https://www.linkedin.com/secure/register