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Brevard Paralegal Association Chapter

Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.

March 2012

The Paralegal Pipeline


Inspiring professional growthone paralegal at a time INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Presidents Message
2 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 of Criminal Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence; Pocket Justice provides access to Supreme Court decisions, oral arguments and opinion announcements; NOLO offers a free Law Dictionary for iPad; LegalPad H.D. is a legal pad that allows you to take notes using your finger or a specially-designed iPad pen; Court Days is a date calculator which allows you to quickly calculate the number of court days or calendar days before or after a given date (The program will allow you to calculate multiple date on a single screen); CLE allows you to keep track of your Continuing Legal Education hours; iJuror allows you to track details about your jury selection; myWorkTime is a task, time and billing tracker that allows you to keep track of the time spent on tasks or clients; The iPad calendar program works very well with Outlook by synchronizing through iTunes; TrialPad allows the used to create different folders for each trial and store a portable data format (pdf) file for presentation at trial; DocstoGo is a great program to transfer Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from your office computer to your iPad. April is BPAs election month and it is fast approaching. Please remember to attend this important meeting if you can. If you can not attend in person, be sure to send in your proxies to Ashley King so your voice can be counted. PAF will be having its Spring Seminar in June, 2012 at Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza Tampa, FL. This seminar is hosted by the PAFs Hillsborough Chapter. BPA will be donating scholarship to an Active Member at March meeting. I look forward to seeing you at this months meeting on Thursday, February 8th at 6:00 pm where our guest speaker, attorney Joseph Colombo will speak on Recent Developments in Foreclosure Litigation. All the best,

Spring Seminar Information FRP Corner Help Wanted Speakers Bio Birthdays GCPA Seminar Information 2011-12 Board Listing News/Mugshots Sponsors Community Service

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Annual Meeting Information 9-11

Last month I read a very helpful article in the 2012 Winter Issue of the Broward Brief, PAFs Broward County Chapter Newsletter. The article titled, Do you use an iPad had some really useful tips and I decided to share a few of them with you below. Applications designed for iPad: Fastcase, a freed legal research tool for iPad; ABA Journal is a free application that provides breaking legal news; LawBox provides access to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal

St. Patricks Day March 17


th

Silvia

Rules of Evidence, The Constitution of the United States, and the U.S Code Title 28;

LawStack provides access to the U.S. Constitution, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules

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International Womens Day March 8th

PAFs 2012 Spring Seminar Registration is Now Open!


Our Rights and Responsibilities as Individuals and as Citizens Hosted by the PAF Hillsborough Chapter

Tampa, FL June 1-2, 2012 Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

Seminar approved by NALA for 9.5 hours of CLE Credit including 1.5 hours of Ethics!

Panic Day March 9th

See Flyer at the end of the Newsletter for Details

Contact the PAF office if you have any questions 466 94th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 execdirector@pafinc.org Tel 727.258.0460 Fax 727.578.9982

HELP WANTED Kim Nowakowski will be stepping down as Newsletter Editor at the end of this year (May 2012). Please contact Kim at 321-434-4378 or via e-mail at Kimberly.Nowakowski @health-first.org for more details if you are interested in this position.

Ides of March March 16th

Florida Registered Paralegal Remember to keep

your address up to date with the Florida Bar. Check your record address on the Bars website, www.floridabar.org/ frp. You can change your address by logging on to the Bars website through Member Services.

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Speakers Bio
Joseph G. Colombo Joseph Colombo is an AV rated trial attorney practicing in the areas of business, construction and real estate litigation, with a particular emphasis on foreclosure defense. Mr. Colombo received his undergraduate degree from Vassar College in 1991; he received his law degree in 1997 when he graduated, with honors, from the University Of Miami School Of Law. Currently, Mr. Colombo is active in local pro bono activities, including serving on the Board of Directors for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and the Legal Advocacy Center of Central Florida, which organizations are the two largest providers of free legal services to the poor in Central Florida.

SAVETHEDATE!!!! April28,2012 GulfCoastParalegalAssociation(GCPA) announcesitsfirstlocalSeminarforallFRPs andCPsacrossthestateofFlorida.OnApril 28,2012,GCPAwillpresentafullday seminaratEdisonStateCollege,FortMyers Campus.ThecostforGCPAmembersand studentsis$95($85earlyregistrationprior toMarch1,2012)perperson;andnon membersisonly$125($115early registrationbyMarch1,2012)perperson. SpeakersincludeMattCornick,Esquire,from Atlanta,Georgia,whowillbepresentingour litigationportionoftheseminar,including sometipsonEDiscovery;acertified MicrosoftinstructorgivingMicrosoftTips andToolsforallWordandExcelusers. (Note:Allattendeeswillbeaskedwhat Microsoftproductstheyusesoitmaybe gearedtowardstheirspecificneeds.)Also speakingisthenationallyknownParalegal Mentor,VickiVoisin,whowillbeproviding theEthicsportionoftheseminar.Ms.Voisin willbecoveringethicalconsiderationswhile dealingwithtrustaccounting.Toroundout theday,averyinformativeprogramwillbe presentedtohelpdeterminewhyyourco worker(orboss)drivesyoucrazy. Certificatesofattendancewillbeprovidedto eachattendeeforCLEaccreditation. ThisSeminarhasbeenpreapprovedby NALAfor6.5CLEcredithours,including2 hoursofEthicscredit! Formoreinformation,pleasecontactCarla SolazzoatCarla.Solazzo@fowlerwhite.com, or2399854876. GulfCoastParalegalAssociationisalocal SOUTHWESTFLORIDAparalegalassociation dedicatedtothecontinuingeducational requirementsforitsmembers,guestsand students. (www.gcpa.info)

Birthdays

Justin Bieber Patricia Bieringer Kat Von D Kim Nowakowski Peyton Manning Caprice Stanley Harry Houdini Joanna Stevens Elton John Katherine Wyatt

Meeting Policy Reminder


Pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(6) if you RSVP for a dinner and do not cancel within 10 days of the meeting date or do not attend the meeting, you will be sent an invoice for the cost of the dinner.

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Newsletter Advertising
Half Page $100/Year Or $55/6 months Business Card $50/Year Or $30/6 months Special rates available for one-time ads Submit business card or ad artwork, preferably in .jpg or .bmp format to Kimberly. Nowakowski@ Health-First.Org or send it to: Kim Nowakowski c/o Health First, Inc. 6540 US Hwy 1 Rockledge FL 32955 The Paralegal Pipeline advertising reaches people throughout Florida. The publications revenue supports scholarships and various community service projects, which enables your costs associated to advertising here to be tax deductible. Please make your check payable to Brevard Paralegal Association. Thank you.

2011-12 BPA Board of Directors & Committee Chairs


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Silvia Cowan silvinha@cfl.rr.com Vice President Nandra Ramnarine, CP, FRP nrlibragirl@gmail.com Treasurer Renee Roche, FRP renee@moulelaw.com Secretary Ashley King ajking821@yahoo.com Immediate Past President Kim Nowakowski, RP,FRP
kimberly.nowakowski@healthfirst.org

Job Bank Coordinator Kim M. Dexter, ACP, FCP kdexter@gray-robinson.com Local Bar Liaison Kim Nowakowski, RP, FRP
kimberly.nowakowski@healthfirst.org

Meetings Sabine Martel


for dinner reservations e-mail

BPA is on Facebook!
Search Brevard Paralegal Association and join! We list useful links, information regarding upcoming meetings and events, and its an opportunity to network with fellow members!

bpameetings@yahoo.com Membership Nandra Ramnarine, CP, FRP nrlibragirl@gmail.com Newsletter Editor Kim Nowakowski, RP, FRP
kimberly.nowakowski@ health-first.org

Parliamentarian Toni-Marie DAlessandro, CP, FCP, FRP


tdalessandro@grayrobinson.com

Publicity Jessica Pauley, CP Stardust5055@hotmail.com Ways and Means Linda Goettsche lgoettsche@cfl.rr.com OTHER POSITIONS Historian/Photographer Kim Nowakowski, RP, FRP
kimberly.nowakowski@ health-first.org

Director-at-Large Anne Cope


acope@annecopeconsulting.com

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Budget


Jenny Lawton-Seal, CP, FRP

Were also on Twitter & Linked In!

zzlawtonj@earthlink.net Bylaws and Standing Rules


Maureen Mo Martens, CP, FRP

momartens@cfl.rr.com Community Service Toni-Marie DAlessandro, CP, FCP, FRP


tdalessandro@grayrobinson.com

PAF Website Kim Nowakowski, RP, FRP


kimberly.nowakowski@healthfirst.org

Membership
60 Active Members 19 Student Members 2 Honorary Members

Education/Scholarship Roma Molinaro, CP, FCP, FRP, MLA rmolinaro@cfl.rr.com Student Liaisons Elizabeth A. Morrone
bethmorrone@rocketmail.com

Debbie Gapsch dgapsch@cfl.rr.com

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PAF Quick Reference


Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. 466 94th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33702 www.pafinc.org

Mugshots

The Pipeline is always seeking new sponsors. See pricing information on page 4. Contact Kim Nowakowski for more information at
Kimberly.Nowakowski@health-first.org.

Above, David Moule, BPAs Feburary guest speaker with BPA President, Silvia Cowan.

Notice of Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

Treasurers Report
Renee C. Roche, FRP, Treasurer

Savings $3,845.22 Checking $4,089.18

Pursuant to Bylaw 3.15, notice is hereby given to the Active, Student, Associate and Honorary members of the Brevard Paralegal Association that its Annual Meeting will be held as follows: Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:00 pm Suntree Country Club Melbourne, Florida Pursuant to Bylaw 3.9, only Active members in good standing will be entitled to vote. A slate of declared candidates and proxy forms are attached.

Pi Day March 14th

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Toni-Mari DAlessandro Community Service Chair

Left: Promise founder, Betsy Farmer and son, Luke Right: The Dream Team

www.PromiseInBrevard.com

The Promise Story


At the very center of Promise is a group of dedicated parents led by a long-time advocate for children with special needs, Betsy Farmer. Betsy is no stranger to big challenges. When faced with limited options for her son with Down syndrome, Luke, Betsy created the award-winning Space Coast Early Intervention Center. There, children with and without developmental delays and disabilities played alongside each other in a program designed to foster friendship, social acceptance and preparation for school life. As Luke grew older, Betsy realized that career options for her son were also limited and narrowly defined. Once again, Betsy fought stereotypes, talked to educators, business owners and career professionals and formed the Brevard Business Leadership Network. Since its inception in 2005, the BLN has given Luke and dozens of other young adults the chance to learn specific job skills inside diverse business environments. Betsy envisions Promise as a place where people with diverse abilities can lead a fun-filled life, with career and social opportunities and freedom never thought possible. With some similarities to the college campus experience, the Promise idea is for a world-class environment, where caring neighbors and staff can foster supervised independence and share in the true meaning of community.

Together we can do it! Promise is a multi-million dollar venture. In these early months, their needs are modest but very real. An estimated $150,000 is needed in 2010 to keep the project moving as they hire staff, apply for grants, consult with housing and legal experts, secure funding, finalize plans and market Promise to a broader audience. Please help fulfill the Promise of a new life for our loved ones with special needs with opportunity and freedom never thought possible.

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DESIGNATION OF PROXY AND ALTERNATE PROXY


Instructions and General Information 1. If you cannot attend the Brevard Paralegal Association (BPA) Annual Membership Meeting on April 12, 2012, you may designate one BPA Active member to cast your vote during the meeting. In the event the primary designee is not able to attend, a second BPA Active member may be appointed as an alternate. Any Active member may hold your vote with the exception of the BPA President. Make sure that your named proxy holder and alternate proxy holder plan to attend the Annual Meeting. If your proxy holder and/or alternate proxy holder have to leave the meeting before its conclusion, another member cannot hold your proxy. No proxy or alternate proxy holder may be designated after April 5, 2012. Your Designation of Proxy and Alternate Proxy form must be sent to the BPA Secretary. IT MUST BE IN THE SECRETARYS HANDS BY NO LATER THAN APRIL 5, 2012.

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DESIGNATION OF PROXY AND ALTERNATE PROXY


I, , a BPA Active member, hereby appoint , a BPA Active member, to serve as my proxy holder at the BPA Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Florida on April 12, 2012. In the event my named proxy holder is unable to hold my proxy, I hereby appoint , a BPA Active member, to serve as my alternate proxy at said Annual Meeting. Dated: , 2012.

Signature

Print or type your name

Address Send original Designation of Proxy to: Ashley King, Secretary Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc. 1038 Harvin Way, Suite 100 Rockledge, FL 32955

INSTRUCTIONS TO PROXY AND ALTERNATE PROXY BREVARD PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION (BPA) ANNUAL MEETING, APRIL 12, 2012
TO: (Proxy Holder) (Address: Street or Post Office Box) (City, State, Zip) and (Alternate Proxy Holder) (Address: Street or Post Office Box) (City, State, Zip)

I, , an Active member of BPA, hereby direct my proxy to vote as follows. I also direct my alternate proxy holder to vote as follows in the event my named proxy holder is unable to attend the BPA Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2012. In the event the candidate I have designated withdraws, I understand that my vote will be exercised at the discretion of my proxy holder unless otherwise instructed. DISTRIBUTION OF INSTRUCTIONS TO PROXY AND ALTERNATE PROXY: Send one copy to both the Proxy Holder and the Alternate Proxy Holder. DEADLINE: Your instructions must reach your proxy holder and alternate proxy holder by the date of the BPA Annual Meeting, April 12, 2012, so that they will have the instructions to cast your vote. 1. This form is provided to you as a convenience to use to instruct your proxy holders how you wish your vote to be cast. You are not required to use this form; however, your proxy holders must be instructed on casting your vote. Your Proxy and Alternate Proxy Holder must receive their instructions before the Annual Meeting. Include clear instructions about how your vote should be cast for each office in the event of nominations from the floor or if more than one ballot becomes necessary to elect any officer. Do not send this form to the BPA Interim Recording Secretary or to the Nominations/ Elections Chair. The Secretary should receive only your Designation of Proxy and Alternate Proxy form. The election of officers will take place during the BPA Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Melbourne, Florida.

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CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE


CHECK ONE FOR EACH OFFICE
PRESIDENT Undeclared If nominations from the floor or more than one ballot: Vote at your discretion, OR: Vote as instructed above. VICE-PRESIDENT Undeclared If nominations from the floor or more than one ballot: Vote at your discretion, OR: Vote as instructed above. SECRETARY Undeclared If nominations from the floor or more than one ballot: Vote at your discretion, OR: Vote as instructed above

TREASURER Undeclared If nominations from the floor or more than one ballot: Vote at your discretion, OR: Vote as instructed above. MEMBER-AT-LARGE Undeclared If nominations from the floor or more than one ballot: Vote at your discretion, OR: Vote as instructed above.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PROXY HOLDER AND ALTERNATE PROXY HOLDER HAVE A COPY OF YOUR VOTING INSTRUCTIONS. THEY CANNOT VOTE FOR YOU IF THEY DO NOT HAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. YOUR ORIGINAL DESIGNATION OF PROXY MUST BE MAILED TO THE SECRETARY BY THE DEADLINE. PROXYHOLDERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE IF THE SECRETARY DID NOT RECEIVE THE DESIGNATION BY THE DEADLINE

BPA
Brevard Paralegal Association, A chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.
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IMPORTANT!!

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS


Pursuant to Bylaw 3.15, notice is hereby given to the Active, Student, Associate and Honorary members of the Brevard Paralegal Association that its Annual Meeting will be held as follows:

Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:00 to 8:00 pm Suntree County Club Melbourne, Florida

Pursuant to Bylaw 3.9, only Active members in good standing with Brevard Paralegal Association and the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. will be entitled to vote. A slate of declared candidates and proxy forms are attached, pursuant to Bylaw 3.10.

President
Silvia Cowan

Vice President
Nandra Ramnarine, CP, FRP

Treasurer
Renee Roche, FRP

Secretary
Ashley King

Director at Large
Anne Cope

DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY
I, _______________________, certify that I am an Active Member in good standing with Brevard Paralegal Association, and I hereby declare my candidacy for the following position for the 2012-2013 term of office:

President Vice President Treasurer I further certify that: 1. 2.

Secretary Member-At-Large

I am an Active Member of Brevard Paralegal Association. If I am declaring for the position of President, I have served on the Board of Directors of Brevard Paralegal Association for at least one year. If elected, I will serve to the best of my ability and will abide by the Bylaws and the Standing Rules adopted by Brevard Paralegal Association.

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Date: _________________ Name: Address: Please return to: Ashley King, Secretary Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc. 1038 Harvin Way, Suite 100 Rockledge, FL 32955

Join PAF for the

Spring 2012 Seminar

June 1 - 2, 2012
Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza Tampa, FL
Mark your calendar!

Hosted by the PAF Hillsborough Chapter CLE CREDITS AVAILABLE!

Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. 2012 Spring Seminar


"Our Rights and Responsibilities as Individuals and as Citizens"
Hosted by the PAF Hillsborough Chapter

Tampa, FL | June 1 - 2, 2012 Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

Seminar approved by NALA for 9.5 hours of CLE Credit including 1.5 hours Ethics

PAF 2012 Spring Seminar


Tampa, FL | June 1 - 2, 2012 Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Seminar Registration & Hotel Deadline May 9, 2012
Name: CP ACP FCP FRP Student Other Address: City: Phone: Email Address: Registration Fee: $150.00 Member $180.00 Non-Member State: __________ Zip: Mobile Phone:

Hosted by the PAF Hillsborough Chapter

"Our Rights and Responsibilities as Individuals and as Citizens"

Tailor Your Education to YOUR Needs with 2 track options Track 1 - Personal Rights & Responsibilities Track 2 - Governmental Rights & Responsibilities Please select your track (one per day) Friday: Track 1 Track 2 Saturday: Track 1 Track 2 Tailor Your Seminar Experience with Optional Activities Thursday, May 31 - "The International Flavor of Tampa" (Hospitality Event) Friday, June 1 - "Own the Runway" (Reception at Neiman Marcus) Saturday, June 2 - CP/FRP Breakfast (must be a CP or FRP) No Charge $40.00 $30.00

Accommodations at Renaissance Hotel, International Plaza (a Marriott hotel)


Rooms must be guaranteed by credit card. Rates based on 2 adults per room, per night. DO NOT CALL HOTEL DIRECTLY FOR RESERVATIONS. Reservations will be submitted for you by PAF Headquarters. NO HOTEL accommodations required Hotel accommodations ARE requested (at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel) Check-in date: # Standard Rooms Requested: Check- out date: (rate: $119 + tax / room) Type: king bed 2 double beds

Payment Information
Method of Payment: Check enclosed: $ Charge my credit card for: Registration (Amount: $ Card type: Visa Name on Card: Card Number: Authorized Signature: Exp. Date: / Security Code: Date: / / Master Card ) Hotel

No refunds after Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Cancellations made prior to May 9, 2012 will incur a $10 cancellation fee.
PAF reserves the right to cancel this event for any unforeseeable circumstance. Speakers and schedule subject to change without notice.

Return form and payment to: PAF, Inc., 466 94th Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Tel: 727.258.0460 | Fax: 727.578.9982 | execdirector@panc.org | www.panc.org

PAF 2012 Spring Seminar


Hosted by the PAF Hillsborough Chapter Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

Tampa, FL | June 1 - 2, 2012

Who is PAF?
The Standard for the Paralegal Profession The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. (PAF), is a professional association comprised of more than 1,000 paralegals and afliated rms from across the State of Florida. The Association was incorporated in 1976 as Florida Legal Assistants, Inc. and in 2000, changed its name to more accurately reects the substantive nature of the members' responsibilities in rendering legal services -- while under the supervision of an attorney -and clearly distinguish their profession from other law ofce support personnel. PAF is the largest and oldest statewide paralegal organization in Florida. An afliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants, PAF is a recognized leader in the legal community with a strong history which provides PAF with the foundation to continue to provide an effective and well-respected voice for its members. PAF exercises leadership, provides a strong continuing voice and vision to enhance professional standards, promotes continuing education, and encourages a high order of ethical and professional attainment within the paralegal profession. PAF's members are proud to distinguish themselves as paralegals and to cultivate the paralegal profession through professionalism, training and development.

Location
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
(Adjacent to International Plaza) 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607 800-644-2685 www.marriott.com

Special Events at the Seminar


Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM The International Flavor of Tampa Hospitality Event Hosted by the Hillsborough Chapter and Sponsored In-Part by DTI pter and Sponsored In-Part by DTI d d P t

Pelagia Trattoria / La Fuenta Courtyard, Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel Join your fellow attendees for a cozy meet and greet with light hors d'oevres. The Hillsborough Chapter would like to treat you to your rst cocktail or other beverage as you sample international cuisine, soak up the balmy weather and enjoy live music. This is a great opportunity to network and mingle with other seminar attendees in a casual atmosphere.

Friday, June 1, 2012 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Own the Runway ($40 per person) Hosted by PAF, Inc.

Neiman Marcus, International Plaza PAF invites you to join in a night dedicated to making you "own your runway" at this fashion-forward social. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres with martinis and wine while you experience the latest trends in clothing and accessories. Relax while gaining a few make-up tips and tricks from Neiman Marcus specialists. This event is a PAF exclusive you won't want to miss!

Saturday, June 2, 2012 | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CP / FRP Breakfast (1.0 Hour/General) ($30 per person) Must be a CP or FRP to attend.

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel Legal research is an integral part to every legal team and proper execution and documentation is key to its success. Stetson University College of Law's Law Library Director and Professor of Law Rebecca S. Trammell, J.D. will present the ner points of legal research as it pertains to your success as a paralegal.
PAF reserves the right to cancel this event for any unforeseeable circumstance. Speakers and schedule subject to change without notice.

PAF, Inc., 466 94th Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Tel: 727.258.0460 | Fax: 727.578.9982 | execdirector@panc.org | www.panc.org

PAF 2012 Spring Seminar


Tampa, FL | June 1 - 2, 2012 Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012 6:00 pm 8:00 pm The International Flavor of Tampa Hospitality Event Hosted by the Hillsborough County Chapter and Sponsored In-Part by DTI Pelagia Trattoria / La Fuente Courtyard, Renaissance Tampa International Plaza FRIDAY, June 1, 2012 7:15 am - 8:15 am 8:15 am - 8:30 am 8:30 am - 9:30 am (1.0 Hr/General) Visit with Exhibitors, Registration and Continental Breakfast Welcome Comments Foyers D-E Salons D-E

Hosted by the PAF Hillsborough Chapter

"Our Rights and Responsibilities as Individuals and as Citizens"

Opening / General Session Salons D-E Topic: The Role of Government in Individuals' Lives and Individuals' Responsibilities as Citizens Speaker: James O. Davis, III, Holland & Knight (former member of US Congress) Networking Break / Meet with Exhibitors Track 1 Personal Rights & Responsibilities Rights & Responsibilities in Family Matters Room: Salons G-H Speaker: Mark Sandag Pilka & Assoc., P.A. Networking Break / Meet with Exhibitors Track 1 Winning Your Appeal Room: Salons G-H Speaker: Hala A. Sandridge Fowler White Boggs P.A. Track 2 Medicare/Medicaid Appeals Room: Marbella/Livorno Speaker: Laurie Ohall Laurie Ohall Law Ofces Salons D-E Foyers D-E Track 2 Governmental Rights & Responsibilities Surviving an IRS Audit Room: Marbella/Livorno Speaker: Mitch Horowitz Fowler White Boggs P.A.

9:30 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:45 am (1.0 hr./General)

10:45 am - 11:00 am 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (1.0 hr./General)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (1.0 Hr/General) 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm (1.0 hr./General)

General Session, Lunch and Exhibitors' Presentation Topic: First Amendment Rights and Responsibilities Speaker: John Dingfelder, ACLU Networking Break / Meet with Exhibitors Track 1 Rights & Responsibilities of Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases Room: Salons G-H Speaker: Jack Gordon Maney & Gordon, P.A. Networking Break / Meet with Exhibitors

Foyers D-E Track 2 Fourth Amendment Issues Such As The Patriot Act Room: Marbella/Livorno Speaker: Robert E. O'Neill US Attorney for the Middle District of FL

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (1.0 Hr/General) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

General Session Salons D-E Topic: The Rights & Responsibilities of Citizens and the Courts Speaker: Judge Gregory P. Holder, 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County OWN THE RUNWAY (Optional Activity) Neiman Marcus, International Plaza

PAF reserves the right to cancel this event for any unforeseeable circumstance. Speakers and schedule subject to change without notice.

PAF, Inc., 466 94th Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Tel: 727.258.0460 | Fax: 727.578.9982 | execdirector@panc.org | www.panc.org

PAF 2012 Spring Seminar


"Our Rights and Responsibilities as Individuals and as Citizens"
Hosted by the PAF Hillsborough Chapter

Tampa, FL | June 1 - 2, 2012 Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel


SATURDAY, June 2, 2012 7:30 am - 8:30 am (1.0 Hr/General) 9:30 am - 9:45 am CP / FRP Breakfast (Must be a CP or FRP to attend) Topic: Legal Research Speaker: Rebecca S. Trammell, Stetson University College of Law Networking Break Track 1 Personal Rights & Responsibilities Rights of Insureds Room: Salons G-H Speaker: George Vaka Vaka Law Group Networking Break General Session - A Panel Discussion Topic: Ethics and Professionalism for Paralegals Speakers: Frank A. Rodriguez, W. Donald Cox, Edward M. Walter Corporate Creations International Inc. and Fowler White Boggs P.A. Closing Remarks PAF Annual Meeting PAF Board of Directors Meeting Salons D-E Salons D-E

Foyers D-E Track 2 Governmental Rights & Responsibilities ERISA and Health Care Reform Room: Marbella/Livorno Speaker: Kirsten Vignec Hill Ward Henderson

8:45 am - 9:45 am (1.0 hr./General)

9:45 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 11:30 am (1.5 Hrs/Ethics)

11:30 am - 11:45 am 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm SUNDAY, June 3, 2012 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Salons D-E Salons D-E Marbella/Livorno Rooms

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Tampa Bay is a true hot spot among the worlds destinations for any visitor. Theres lots of water, sand and sunshine, of course, but this is also a vibrant area thats alive with the arts, sports, parties, parades, and lled with only-inTampa places to go, things to do and sights to see. Whatever your pleasure, you'll nd it in Tampa Bay. The choices of restaurants, places to unwind or nd fun are limitless, and can comfortably accommodate all tastes. Tampa is the place to careen wildly in a state-of-the-art roller coaster at Busch Gardens, serenely sail along quiet coastal waters, take in a ne art exhibition, or pop open a bottle of aged wine. Watch as ne cigars are hand-rolled in Ybor City. If rest and relaxation are of interest, pause at one of the many spas found throughout the area. And then set your sights on admiring the areas signature colorful sunsets on one of the area's white sandy beaches
PAF reserves the right to cancel this event for any unforeseeable circumstance. Speakers and schedule subject to change without notice.

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