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 co-chairs Paul Smith, FRP, by email or N. Renae Hicks by email.
  • Paralegal Mentorship Program: Contact chair Paul Pelton, FRP, by email.
  • Social Committee: Contact chair Cori Schlitt, CP, FRP, by email.
  • Paralegal Publications: Contact co-chairs Lori Spangler, FRP, by email or Paul Smith, FRP, by email.
  • General Questions: Contact section president Shannon Casey, FRP, 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.
  • If you are interested in learning more about the Valencia College Paralegal Studies program, please visit the Valencia College website.
  • 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,


Shannon E. Hager Shannon E. Hager
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
450 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 650
Orlando, FL 32801
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Meredith Gibson-Zornek Meredith Gibson-Zornek
Vice President/President Elect
Emerson International, Inc.
370 CenterPointe Cir., Ste. 1136
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Mary Adams Mary Adams
Michael L. Moore, P.A.
1007 Golden Oak Ct.
Orlando, FL 32806
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Paul Pelton Paul Pelton
Immediate Past President
The Maher Law Firm
271 West Canton Avenue, Suite 1
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Board of Directors

N. Renae Hicks N. Renae Hicks
87 Autumn Breeze Way
Winter Park, FL 32792
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Shannon Rush Shannon Rush
McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A.
111 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
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Cori Schlitt Cori Schlitt
Killgore, Pearlman, Semanie, Denius & Squires, P.A.
2 S. Orange Ave., 5th Fl.
Orlando, FL 32801
407-425-1020, ext. 227
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Paul A. Smith Paul A. Smith
Larsen & Associates, P.L
300 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 1575
Orlando, FL 32801
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