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FAPA's Spring Seminar 2012

  • 12 May 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Wingate by Wyndham, Jacksonville, FL


  • SFPA's membership in FAPA extends to individual SFPA members. Member pricing applies
  • Any member of the public. Non-SFPA members, who are members of FAPA may contact LVessels@fapainc.org for registration & payment via PayPal.
  • Students currently enrolled in a paralegal study degree or certificate program (proof of eligibility required by submitting copy of current class schedule.)

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Proudly Presents Its:

Spring Seminar

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wingate by Wyndham Hotel

4791 Windsor Commons Court, Jacksonville, Florida 32224

As a SFPA Member, you are also a member of FAPA, and enjoy FAPA member pricing.  Please join us for FAPA's Spring Seminar which SFPA will co-host with the other FAPA-affiliated paralegal associations in Florida!

Deadline for registration:

Thursday, May 10, 2012!

Please see the registration form for any registration/cancellation details which may apply.

Special thanks to our Sponsors for this Event: 



Topics and Speakers

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Introductions

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Dennis Schutt & Penny Schmidt, A Paralegal’s Guide to Help Prepare Your Attorney for Mediation/Arbitration

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 - 12:15 a.m.

Sandra Upchurch & Robert Cole, Ethical Issues in ADR

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Russell Wills, Audio/Visual Presentations for ADR & Related Technology

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Terry Schmidt, How to Choose the Best Mediator, and Prepare the Mediation Statement

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Alison Smith, ACP, FRP, Pitfalls Which Can Arise If Your Attorney is Unprepared for Mediation

FRP: As approved by NALA or NFPA, this seminar meets the requirements under Rule 20-6.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar for 5 hours of continuing legal education credit (1 hours of which are in Ethics) which are required to maintain the FRP credential.

NALA:This seminar has been submitted for approval by the Certifying Board of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) for 5 hours of continuing legal education credit (1 hours of which are in Ethics) which are required to maintain the CP, CLA, or ACP credential.

NFPA:This seminar has been submitted for approval by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) for 5 hours of continuing legal education credit (1 hours of which are in Ethics) which are required to maintain the RP, or CRP credential.

FAPA reserves the right to revise the order or substitute speakers. Download the seminar registration form and mail in your payment, or register online here & pay via PayPal or credit card.  Seminar Pricing includes continental breakfast and lunch:

FAPA Members:

Non-FAPA Members:





Discounted rooms at the Wingate are now sold out.  Please contact admin@sfpa.info if you need suggestions for a hotel room nearby.  A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a FABULOUSLY discounted rate of $69.00 per night on 5/11 & 5/12!  Book your room directly with the Wingate by Wyndham by calling them at 904-421-7000 and mention "FAPA." 

Contact: admin@fapainc.org or lvessels@sfpa.info if you are interested in sponsoring this event or for questions.

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