The Florida Paralegal Program Act

1258 Words Oct 24th, 2016 6 Pages
The Florida Paralegal Program was created in 2007, in order to regulate the paralegal profession in the state of the Florida. This program offers them a voluntary registration in this distingue organization, under the compromise to meet certain requirements such as education, certification, or work experience criteria, and also abide by a Code of Ethics and Responsibilities, all these based on the Chapter 20 of the Rules regulating the Florida Bar. Subsequently, these rules establish that a Florida Registered Paralegal is a paralegal who meets the requirements set out in Chapter 20 of the Rules regulating the Florida Bar. These rules designate that a paralegal is a person with education, training or work experience, who works under the direction 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. However, there are certain differences, as well as pros and cons, between paralegals that are not registered under this rule and those who are, specifically on the following main points: work experience, education, and requirements to qualify.
The first point in discussion is relative to work experience. Due to the fact that nowadays, grandfathering does not count anymore as available in order to register as a FRP, a person may no longer use experience alone as a basis for eligibility for registration: (c) Grandfathering. A person who does not meet the requirements of (a) or (b) may…
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