CFPA has been organized for the purposes set forth below:
A. To establish a professional organization for legal assistants/paralegals (hereinafter "paralegals") in the Central Florida area.
B. To promote high standards of ethical conduct among its members which shall not be inconsistent with the Model Code of Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Association and the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Florida Bar.
C. To foster, promote, and otherwise encourage the growth and advancement of paralegals throughout the Central Florida area.
D. To meet and fulfill the needs of paralegals who are practicing in law firms, governmental agencies, corporate law departments, or in any other capacity, in the Central Florida area.
E. To promote and encourage student involvement in the profession, to fulfill the needs of students enrolled in paralegal programs in the Central Florida area, and to work with paralegal educators in the development of curricula for training programs in order to achieve competency and proficiency in the profession.
F. To provide a forum for its members to share and exchange experiences, ideas, opinions, and expertise.
G. To sponsor and hold seminars, workshops, and other programs of instruction and training of paralegals designed to develop or improve their skills and capabilities.
H. To advance the understanding within the legal community and the general public concerning the use of paralegals and the delivery of quality legal services performed by them.
I. To serve as a resource for information and assistance to paralegals, bar associations, and paralegal educators.
J. To promote harmonious relations and mutual understanding and cooperation between its members and other paralegals throughout the Central Florida area and the State of Florida.
K. To promote a mutually beneficial understanding between CFPA and its members and other organizations involved directly or indirectly with the advancement and development of the paralegal profession. L. To support the programs, purposes, aims, and goals of NALA.
- Art. I, 1.3, CFPA Bylaws
Every member of CFPA shall subscribe to and be bound by the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility of NALA, and any other code so adopted by the membership of CFPA. Violations of the NALA Code shall be grounds for immediate dismissal from membership and removal from office.
- Art. XVI, CFPA Bylaws
Central Florida Paralegal Association, Inc. Bylaws - Amended and Restated, adopted October 25, 2012.