Big Bend Chapter

Melissa Mara, CP, FRP – Vice President

Melissa is currently employed by The Florida Bar where, she has been since 2000.  She has held many positions in the legal division for The Florida Bar such as, part-time receptionist, program assistant for the diversion program, legal secretary for the advertising counsel, administrative assistant to the director of the legal division and now as a paralegal.  Melissa monitors the terms and conditions of disciplined attorneys.  She moved to Tallahassee in 1998 from Deltona, Florida where she grew up.  Melissa holds an AA degree (2010) and an AS degree in Paralegal and Legal Studies (2011) from Tallahassee Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Florida State University (2015).  She became a certified paralegal with NALA and a Florida Bar Registered Paralegal in 2013.