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Welcome to the Big Bend Chapter!

Welcome to the Big Bend Chapter!

The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. Big Bend Chapter is based in Florida's Capital and serves several counties in the Big Bend region and the Second Judicial Circuit.

I am pleased to announce that through the efforts of the Chapter’s Executive Committee we held the following:

  • May 6th CLE – Out of the Jury and Into the Fire – Motion for Summary Judge presented by G.C. Murray II, Esquire – and had a Judge attend our CLE!
  • June 5 – July 5 – Chapter Membership Drive
  • June 10th CLE – May 6th Supreme Court Admin Order – Understanding the Impact presented by Marissa M. Yaker, Essquire
  • June 12th – First In-Person Social Event at Phipps Reporting located at 2894 Remington Green Lane, Suite A, Tallahassee, FL
  • July 14th CLE – Ethically Doing Your Job While Keeping Your Job presented by Joseph Bodiford, Esquire
  • August 10th CLE – Introduction to Technology Law presented by Madame Victoria Jade Bennett, Esquire
We have been working hard to continue to provide events and the necessary CLEs for our members.  Heather Spahr has been doing an terrific job sending out Job Bank Annoucement.  Let us know if you are not receiving them.  Our chapter newsletter, Headnotes, recently acquired a new innovative editor, Lisa Elliott.  Look for the email with the latest edition.  We would love it if anyone would be interested in submitting articles, either legal or non-legal in nature, for consideration.

We have the following upcoming events and if you want additional information please email our chapter Vice President, Michelle Ridge at
  • August 18th – In-Person Board of Director’s Meeting
  • August 20th – School Supply Drive / In-Person Social Event
As a reminder, you can contribute to the school supply drive in-person or virtually.  We have a collection box located at AXIOS Lifestyle Spa at 1122 Thomasville Road #3, Tallahassee, FL for drop offs.  You can order online and have the supplies delivered to a central collection point - email for details.  We will also be collecting the supplies at the social event sponsored by Accurate Serve scheduled for August 20th.  Come by if you are comfortable attending an in-person event; have a drink and enjoy the appetizers!

The supplies requested are:
  1. Back Packs
  2. Notebooks/Binders
  3. Paper
  4. Pens/Pencils
  5. Calculators
  6. Crayons/Markers
  7. Scissors
  8. Pencil Sharpeners
  9. Glue
  10. Sanitizer

Thank you for your continued support of me and your chapter board as we venture down new avenues to meet our goals and propel the chapter forward.

Stay health & safe!

Heather Rice
Big Bend Chapter President
Treasurer, Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. 
PO Box 43
Tallahassee, FL 32302