Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc.


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Register today and join us at the 

2020 FAPA 13th Annual Legal Seminar

Paralegal Retreat!
Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Fort Myers!

(6 CLE Credits offered, including Technology & Ethics)


Seminar Event Hosted at Keiser University 

9100 Forum Corporate Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33905

May 16, 2020 from 8:45 am to 4:45 pm


Seminar details and registration now available!

Early Registration is Now Open!


At FAPA, we strive to host quality legal educational seminars which 
attract paralegals and other legal support staff from across the State of Florida. 

Please note that FAPA leadership is continuously monitoring the developments

related to the COVID-19 virus and the possible impact it may have on this event. 

Currently, there are no changes to the event plans. If we need to adjust, we will

communicate those changes with you as soon as we are able.

See Seminar Brochure or Registration for event details.

See Hotel Guest Room Accommodations below.

FAPA Association Members (NEFPA, SFPA, SWFPA & TBPA), are Sponsors & Supporters

of the FAPA Seminar and their individual association members
are eligible to register under special member rates for attending the FAPA Seminar.

FAPA reserves the right to modify the agenda, speakers and/or topics, reschedule or cancel 

this Seminar event without notice due to unforeseen circumstances

Sponsors & Exhibitors 

2020 FAPA 13th Annual Seminar

Register Now to be a part of the advertising
efforts for this Seminar.



We are now accepting Sponsors & Exhibitors! 

If you are interested in being a Seminar Sponsor or Exhibitor, 

in Ft. Myers on Saturday, May 16, 2020,

please sign up online now by clicking the icon below 

or contact the FAPA Seminar Committee

at seminar@fapainc.org


A Social Networking Event after the Seminar from 5:30 to 7:30 pm 

will be held at the Hyatt Place at the Forum next to Keiser University.

Gold & Silver Sponsors will be Hosting this event as part of their sponsorship!

See the hotel accommodation information below.

All Exhibitors and Sponsors will need to sign th

Sponsor & Exhibitor Commitment Form  

including the online registration. 

Once the form is completed and signed, please send a scanned copy to the

FAPA Seminar Committee at seminar@fapainc.org


Should you not able to join us in Ft. Myers this year, however, would like to support FAPA

by being a "Special Sponsor" of the Seminar Tote Bags or a Meal Break,

or donating swag for the Tote Bags or donating a Door Prize

please contact FAPA Seminar Committee at seminar@fapainc.org.

You'll receive recognition as a "Special" sponsor. 


Thank You to our

2020 13th Annual Seminar
Sponsors & Exhibitors

(as of 2/24/2020)




Silver Sponsor:



Special Sponsor (Facility):
Keiser University, Ft. Myers Campus





*by their association membership


Guest Rooms are available at the Hyatt Place at The Forum

2600 Champion Ring Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33905

The Hotel is located around the corner from Keiser University

FAPA Group Discounted Rate of $85 per night (Double Queens or King), plus tax.

For reservations under the FAPA Group Rate, call the hotel directly.

Hotel Reservations:  (239) 418-1844.

Deadline for the FAPA Group Rate is April 26. 2020 (unless all rooms booked before date).  



Upcoming events

    • 16 May 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
    • Keiser University, Ft. Myers Campus

    2020 FAPA 13th Annual Seminar

    Sponsors & Exhibitors - Sign Up Today! 


    Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

    Seminar Facility: Keiser University, Ft. Myers Campus

    Exhibitor Setup Time: 8:00 a.m EST

    Social Event: Hyatt at The Forum, Ft. Myers

    (Social Event time 5:30 to 7:30pm EST)


    Plans are underway for the 2020 Annual Seminar which will be held on May 16, 2020  at Keiser University, with the Social Event held shortly after the conclusion of the seminar at Hyatt At The Forum right around the corner.  The seminar details are still being finalized with speakers and topics; however, if you are interested in signing up now as a Sponsor or Exhibitor, we are now accepting commitments! 

    If you are interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 2020 FAPA 13th Annual Seminar, please see the attached Sponsor & Exhibitor Commitment Form for details regarding the Sponsorships & Exhibiting. Register online today before all sponsorships or exhibitor spaces are booked! This year we have Gold, Silver & Patron Sponsorships, in addition to event Exhibitors, so check out the Commitment Form for details.


    Gold & Silver Sponsors are hosting the Social Event

    held after the seminar at Hyatt At The Forum  


    Should you not able to attend, however, would like to be a sponsor to support the event in being a special sponsor of the Seminar Tote Bag, a meal break, or swag to include in the seminar tote bags, and receive recognition as a "Special" Sponsor, then please contact the FAPA Seminar Committee at seminar@fapainc.org.

    Please note that you will need to send a signed copy of the

    Commitment Form (see link above) to seminar@fapainc.org 

    even if you register online. 


    Hotel Accommodations 

    Should you need a hotel guest room, please contact Hyatt Place directly at (239) 418-1844 to secure a guest room under the FAPA Group Rate of $85/night, plus tax. Group rate expires 4/26/2020.



    • 16 May 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
    • Keiser University, Ft. Myers, FL 33905

    2020 FAPA 13th Annual Legal Seminar - Paralegal Retreat Complex Human Interests, Litigation, Technology & Ethics


    Saturday, May 16, 2020 (8:45 am to 4:45 pm)

    Location: Keiser University - Ft. Myers Campus

    9100 Forum Corporate Pkwy

    Ft. Myers, FL 33905



        (6 CLE units, including Technology & Ethics!)

    Approval pending by NALA & NFPA.
    Upon approval, qualifies for maintaining FRP credentials.


    Early Registration is Now Open!

    All seminar registrations must be made online.
    Fees must be paid online or via check within 5 days of online registration.



    FAPA has once again lined up dynamic speakers who will be 

    presenting substantive legal, technology, professional and ethics sessions

    on current topics for its Annual Seminar this year!  

    We will also be hosting a Social Networking Event after the
    seminar sponsored by the Silver & Gold Sponsors!
    So come join us in beautiful Ft. Myers
     on May 16th!

    Seminar Registration*:

           Once seats are sold out, registration will close, unless otherwise notified.


    $75 - FAPA Member - Early Registration Rate

    $95 - Non-FAPA Member - Early Registration Rate

    $50.00 - Student  Rate

    $25.00 - Student (Keiser Univ.) Rate

    After Early Registration Deadline:

    $125 - FAPA Member - Regular Rate

    $150 - Non-FAPA Member - Regular Rate

    FAPA Members are members of NEFPA, SFPA, SWFPA, TBPA or Direct Members.

    Students must provide proof of enrollment (email to seminar@fapainc.org)

    FAPA Association Members (NEFPA, SFPA, SWFPA & TBPA) are Sponsors of this Seminar.

    Speakers & Topics:

    Carrie Kerskie, BAI of Griffon Force, LLC
     Cyber Security & Your Public Information

    Kristie Scott, Esq. & Mary Cosmo, Esq.
    Legal Technology & Electronic Notarization

    Pamela Seay, JD, LLM, Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University
    Florida Marijuana Law and Impact on Enforcement & Cases

    Special Agent Patrick Crough, Lee County FDLE
    Human Trafficking & Investigations for Trial

    A. Kevin Houston, Esq., of La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. 
    Complex Civil Litigation

    Ita M. Neymotin, Esq., LLM, MPA, Regional Counsel, Second District Court of Appeals

    & Henry Lee Paul, Esq.

    Professionalism & Ethics for Paralegals

    Seminar General Agenda

    8:45-9:15 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
    9:15-12:25 p.m. Opening Remarks & Speaker Sessions
    12:25-1:15 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors
    1:15-4:40 p.m. Afternoon Speaker Sessions
    4:40-4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks & Final Door Prize Awarded
    5:30-7:30 p.m. Social Event at the Hyatt Place At The Forum!

    *See information at the bottom of this registration page for further information, deadline details and disclaimers.

    Social Networking Event!

    Remember to sign up via the link below to attend the

    Social Networking Event

    held shortly after the seminar on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm 

    at the Hyatt Place At The Forum! 

    Space is limited for this social event, so don't forget to sign up!

    You must be registered to attend the 2020 FAPA Annual Seminar 

    in order to attend this social event.


    Event sponsored by our Gold & Silver Sponsors!



    Hotel Accommodations:


    Hyatt Place At The Forum

    2600 Champion Ring Road, Fort Myers, FL 33905
     FAPA Guest Room Rate is $85 per night, plus taxes/fees.
    Register directly with the hotel by calling and asking for FAPA Group Rate. 

      Hotel Reservations:  (239) 418-1844.

    Deadline to reserve guest room under FAPA Group Rate is: 4/26/2020.
    After this date or when all rooms are booked, hotel's current rates apply.

    2020 Seminar Sponsors & Exhibitors:

    (as of 2/27/2020)

    Gold Sponsors:
    Serve Legal Processing

    Trial Consulting Services (TCS)

    Registered Agent Solutions Inc. (RASi)

    Silver Sponsor:
    Client Legal Funding


    Monzingo, LLC (Legal Recruiter)

    National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA)
    Horizon Legal Solutions Inc. (Language Pickup)

    Association Member Sponsors:

    Northeast Florida Paralegal Association (NEFPA)

    Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc. (TBPA)

    Southwest Florida Paralegal Association (SWFPA)

    South Florida Paralegal Association (SFPA)

    Special Sponsor:
    Keiser University, Ft. Myers Campus

    FAPA reserves the right to modify the agenda, speakers, topics, or registration, and reschedule or cancel

    this seminar event without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. 

    Early Bird Special Fees are effective to April 1, 2020. 

    Registration will close May 1, 2020, unless otherwise posted. 

    Continental Breakfast & Lunch are included in the registration fees.

    Fees are effective and due at time of registration. 

    Refunds will be provided less a $25 Cancellation Fee 

    for cancellations requested prior to May 1, 2020. 

    No refunds provided thereafter.

    • 16 May 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Hyatt Place At The Forum; 2600 Champion Ring Road, Ft. Myers, FL 33905


    2020 FAPA Seminar


    Social Networking Event

    Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm



    Hyatt At The Forum Hotel
    2600 Champion Ring Road, Ft. Myers, Florida 33905

    (Guest Kitchen/Bar next to Lobby) 


    Please join us for the Saturday Evening Social Event and 

    say "Thank You" to our Seminar Silver & Gold Sponsors for sponsoring

     our 2020 FAPA 13th Annual Seminar - Social Networking Event. 

    Space is limited to the first 25 registrants, so sign up now for this social event 

    after you have registered for the 2020 FAPA 13th Annual Seminar.


    Thank You to the 2020 Silver & Gold Seminar Sponsors!
    (as of 2/27/2020)

    Serve Legal Process, Inc.
    Trial Consulting Services, LLC (TCS)

    Registered Agent Solutions, Inc. (RASi)
    Client Legal Funding

     (Event is for seminar registrant attendees only please)


    Thank you!

    Mary Ann Myskiw-Jones, ACP, FRP

    FAPA President





    FAPA reserves the right to modify, reschedule and/or cancel this social event 

    without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

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