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Florida Registered Paralegal Application Information

Filing a Complaint Against a Paralegal

FRP Pamphlet

FRP Continuing Education

FRP Program Member Benefits

Rules Regulating The Florida Bar Pertaining to Paralegals

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FRP Contact Information



Florida Registered Paralegal Application Information

In order to be registered as a Florida Registered Paralegal you must complete an application and meet one of the eligibility requirements. A $145.00 fee must accompany the application. Please make the check payable to The Florida Bar. You cannot submit your application electronically. You must print your completed application and mail it to The Florida Bar.

Application Information

Frequently Asked Questions

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING GRANDFATHERING
As of March 1, 2011, you may no longer use grandfathering in order to register as an Florida Registered Paralegal. Therefore, you may no longer use experience alone as a basis for eligibility for registration. If you wish to register you must meet the education/work experience or certification requirement for eligibility. If you apply under the grandfathering provision after March 1, 2011, your application will be rejected. Please note the application fee is not refundable.


Filing a Complaint Against a Paralegal

Florida Registered Paralegals must abide by a Code of Ethics and Responsibility. If you believe that an FRP has engaged in conduct in violation of the Code of Ethics and Responsibility, please complete the FRP complaint form PDF document opens in new window and return it to the Tallahassee address.


FRP Pamphlet

Florida Registered Paralegal Pamphlet

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FRP Continuing Education

The rule requires that you have 30 total hours of continuing education each cycle. Your total hours will appear as “General” on the website when you enter credits or check your hours. 5 of the 30 hours must be in ethics or professionalism. You still need 30 total hours. In other words, your “General” column must equal 30. The Ethics/Professionalism column must equal 5. You do not add General + Ethics/Professionalism to determine total number of hours.

FRP Program Member Benefits

The Florida Bar is happy to announce that all member benefits currently available to members of The Florida Bar are now available to Florida Registered Paralegals. A list of the benefits can be found on the bar's Website, www.floridabar.org/memberbenefits. For most benefits you must contact the vendor directly with a discount code or notify them that you are eligible for The Florida Bar discount. For other benefits you will access the benefit through the Bar's Web site. To utilize Fastcase you will need a username and password. Your username is your FRP number. If you have already obtained a password from The Florida Bar, that is your password for Fastcase. If not, you must request a password before you use Fastcase.

We invite you to take advantage of these member benefits. It is just another way The Florida Bar is recognizing your achievement of becoming a Florida Registered Paralegal.


Rules Regulating The Florida Bar Pertaining to Paralegals

Chapter 20 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar states the Florida Registered Paralegal Program.

Find a Paralegal: Florida Registered Paralegal listing

FRP Contact Information

Questions may be directed to: FRP@flabar.org, or calling (850) 561-5840 or (800) 342-8060, extension 5840.

MAILING ADDRESS:
The Florida Bar
Florida Registered Paralegal
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2325

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[Revised: 06-19-2013]