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Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) Resource Page

 

Florida Registered Paralegal

A Florida Registered Paralegal is a paralegal who has met the education, training, certificationand work experience required for registration as set forth in Chapter 20 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. A paralegal is a person with education, training or work experience, who works under the direction and supervision of a member of The Florida Bar and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a member of The Florida Bar is responsible.

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

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.

Rules Regulating The Florida Bar Pertaining to Paralegals

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

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 and return it to the Tallahassee address.

FRP Contact Information

Questions may be directed to: [email protected], 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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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About the Continuing Education Requirement

FAQs About Registration and the Program

FAQs About Membership

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.

FRP Pamphlet

Florida Registered Paralegal Pamphlet

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FRP Newsletter

FRP Newsletter 2016 Summer Edition


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.