Community Service Projects The Big Bend Chapter Paralegal Association of Florida participates in giving back to the community in a number of ways. This year we participated in the Third 2nd Judicial Circuit Free Legal Clinic and are looking forward to the 2024 Leon County Teen Court. We have supported the Guardian ad Litem Program, Performing Arts Collective of Tallahassee, Back to School/Teacher Gift Cards and the Civil Air Patrol. We strive to be active in the community we call home.
Student Scholarship Program The Chapter is fortunate to assist Tallahassee Community College (TCC) and Keiser University (Keiser) with their paralegal studies programs. Several Chapter members have served on Academic Advisory Boards of both TCC and Keiser. Students participating in the TCC legal assisting program and Keiser’s paralegal studies program are eligible for the yearly scholarship(s) offered by the Big Bend Chapter. We are pleased that scholarships are also available to eligible Barry University applicants enrolled in legal studies. If you are a student enrolled in the paralegal/legal studies program locally and would like to apply for our yearly scholarship, please complete the Student Membership Application and Scholarship Application and submit them to Tasha Hugans. Note that other scholarships are offered through PAF (state) in a separate application process.
Professional Scholarship Program The Education/ Scholarship Committee would like to remind you that The Big Bend Chapter and PAF award Professional Development Scholarships to qualified applicants for the specific purpose of encouraging Chapter members to attain the CP, ACP or FCP designation, become Florida Registered Paralegals, and to participate in CLE seminars, chapter, PAF, or NALA seminars and annual meeting events. Examination Scholarships are reimbursement scholarships for members or student members who successfully pass the selected exam. Recipient’s presentation of proof of completion of the exam must accompany application, along with a 300-word essay. Please contact Tasha Hugans for more information on the rules.
Mentorship As we strive for continued professional growth and development, remember what it was like when you first started out in the legal profession. We are all at different stages in our lives and careers but if you have a heart for helping others and are interested in serving as a mentor for new members, student members, or members exploring a new or different practice area, please email Asha Maharaj-Lucas. If you are interested in a mentorship, please email Asha and note the practice area(s) or topic(s) of interest and we'll pair you with a mentor.
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