Big Bend Chapter

Leadership

Maharaj-Lucas, Asha
Chapter President

Asha Maharaj-Lucas has been a paralegal since 1997, beginning her career in the Federal Court System in the Northern District of New Jersey. In 2004, she relocated to Tallahassee. She is a strong advocate for the paralegal profession and focuses on strengthening resources and education for those currently in the profession, while inspiring budding students to begin their career! Asha has been diligently working with the Big Bend Chapter to continue its growth and stay competitive with local paralegal associations. She is currently serving as the Immediate Past President and has served as the President, and Vice President for Big Bend Chapter, she also serves as Committee Chair for the State Scholarship Committee. Asha received her BA in political science from Rutgers University. Asha is a proud Florida Bar Registered Paralegal and is a paralegal with Guilday, Simpson, West, Hatch, Lowe & Roane P.A. (Guilday Law). Her past employments included one of the largest creditors firm in the New York/New Jersey area as well as the general counsel’s office of several state agencies. (Email) Asha is currently the President of the Big Bend Chapter. She is a Florida Bar Registered Paralegal and has been a paralegal since 1997. Since moving to Tallahassee in 2004 she has worked in the general counsel’s office of several state agencies, but, presently she is a paralegal with Guilday, Schwartz, Simpson, West, Hatch & Lowe, P.A. (GuildayLaw). Asha received her BA in political science from Rutgers University and completed paralegal training at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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Harrell, Madison C
Chapter 1st Vice President

Original join date: 03/29/2014. Lapsed

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Hamrick, William M. FRP
Chapter Secretary

Mike, a Florida Registered Paralegal since 2008, has a bachelor’s in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s in Accounting from Flagler College. He is currently employed by the Office of the City Attorney, defending matters related to employment. Mike previously worked for the Office of General Counsel at the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection. You can reach Mike through https://www.linkedin.com/in/wmhamrick/, the Chapter's Facebook Page, or Facebook Group.

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Johnson, Molly
Chapter Treasurer

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Butler, Hugh CP, NALA
Director

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Sumners, E. Elizabeth CP,FCP,FRP
Immediate Past Chapter President

Beth has been a member of the Big Bend Chapter since 1993 holding numerous Board and Committee Chair positions over the years and is currently Chair of the Membership committee, Co-Chair of Education/Scholarship committee and Vice President of the Big Bend Chapter. She is a NALA Certified Paralegal and PAF Certified Florida Paralegal since 1993 as well as a Registered Paralegal since the inception of the program in 2008. Beth has extensive experience in civil litigation; professional liability; business; construction; real estate; administrative; employment; environmental; health care; real estate; and probate/estate planning. She is currently a paralegal with the firm of Guilday, Schwartz, Simpson, West, Hatch & Lowe, P.A. (GuildayLaw) since 1998. In addition to her work with the Big Bend Chapter over the years, Beth has participated as an Advisory Board member of the Keiser College Paralegal & Criminology Advisory Board and the Tallahassee Community College Paralegal & Legal Studies Advisory Board.

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Committees

Audit2017-18
Bar Liaison2017-18
Community Service2017-18
Education/Scholarship2017-18
Headnotes/Website Liaison2017-18
Historian2017-18
Job Bank 2017-18
Membership2017-18
Public Relations2017-18
Seminar/Speaker2017-18