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Paralegal Section

Conceive, Believe, and Achieve

The mission of the Paralegal Section of the Orange County Bar Association is to provide leadership, promote the professionalism and certification of paralegals, encourage and acknowledge professional development, promote global affiliations with other professional associations, and provide enriching networking opportunities.

Contact Information

  • Joining the Section: Contact membership chair Shannon Hager by email.
  • Paralegal Mentorship Program: Contact chair Paul Pelton by email.
  • Social Committee: Contact  Karina Lavrova by email.
  • Paralegal Publications: Contact April Phillips, by email.
  • General Questions: Contact section president Tina Farrington, by email.

Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) Information

  • If you are interested in learning more about the Florida Registered Paralegal program, please visit The Florida Bar website.Florida Registered Paralegal
  • If you are interested in learning more about the Valencia College Paralegal Studies program, please visit the Valencia College website. Valencia College
  • If you are interested in paralegal pro bono opportunities with the OCBA Legal Aid Society, please complete the preference form and return to Larri Thatcher, Intake Director,


April Phillips April Phillips
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Marisol Gomez Marisol Gomez
Vice President/President Elect
Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter
801 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 830
Orlando, FL 32801
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Nancy Jordahl Nancy Jordahl
Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial
255 South Orange Avenue, Ste. 1260
Orlando, FL 32801
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Tina Farrington Tina Farrington
Immediate Past President
Moye, O'Brien, Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, LLP
800 S. Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
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Board of Directors

Jennifer Finch Jennifer Finch
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
329 Park Ave., N, 2nd Floor
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Debbie L. Hrytzay Debbie L. Hrytzay
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
300 S. Orange Ave., Ste.1400
Orlando, FL 32801
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Paul Pelton Paul Pelton
Paul Knopf Bigger
840 S. Denning Dr., Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Susan J. Staggs Susan J. Staggs
O'Mara Law Group
221 NE Ivanhoe Blvd., Ste. 200
Orlando, FL 32804
407-898-5151, ext. 3721
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