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William B. McQueenBill is the 2016-2017 President-Elect of the St. Petersburg Bar Association
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Welcome to the St. Petersburg Bar Association Online



The mission of the St. Petersburg Bar Association is to serve the legal community,
to strengthen the noble calling of the practice of law, and to foster excellence in the profession.


If you are not a member of the St. Pete Bar then click on theJOIN NOW link to the left.

The St. Pete Bar. Your Partner in Practice.


For more information contact the St. Pete Bar at 727-823-7474 or
For sponsorship opportunities or any bar related concerns or questions, 
contact Melissa Byers, Executive Director at

St. Petersburg Bar Association
Friday, April 7, 2017

Mirror Lake Lyceum 737 Third Ave. N.
11:30am Networking Lunch
12:00pm Program
Please Note: Please RSVP within 24 hours of any bar event.

Shawn Walsh
CEO Paradigm Computer
Consulting, Inc.

FREE Technology CLE Seminar presented
during the Membership Luncheon

Top 10 IT Security Mistakes Firms Make & How to Prevent Them -
Session #1 *Approved for 1.0 hr. Technology CLE Credit

Today professional services firms are targeted more then ever by hackers, and are victims of malware
and ransomware attacks. These security breaches not only cost the firm money and productivity, but
often lead to the loss of privileged and confidential data. These data losses can at the least cause
a loss of client confidence in the firm and at the worst lead to disciplinary or even civil actions.
This program will explain the common IT security mistakes firms make, the consequences of ignoring
them and how to prevent them.


Then stay for an ADDITIONAL 1 hr. FREE CLE immediately following
the luncheon from 1:10 to 2:00 PM.
Encryption 101, Protecting Client Data - Session #2
*Approved for 1.0 hr. Technology CLE Credit

This program will explain what encryption, how it works, the benefits of encrypting your electronic
files, options for encrypting data for both computer and mobile devices, and how to implement an
encryption rule in your office. The speakers will also discuss your ethical duty to protect client
information. After attending this seminar, you will discover new ways you can improve securing
your client files.

By signing up online for the luncheon you will be registered for the Session #1 Free CLE
(during the luncheon) and receive 1 hr. credit, then if you choose to stay for
            Session #2 you will receive an additional 1.0 hr. of CLE.
However, please RSVP for Session #2 if you plan to stay.
A link will be provided when registering for the Membership Lunch.

CLICK HERE to download a registration form for the
membership luncheon & CLE
register on the calendar link here.

Immediately following the luncheon at 1:30 PM
there will be a
CLE/CME: Tips for Mediators & Advocates

Presented by the St. Pete Bar ADR Section,
Chair: Kevin D. Fantauzzo

 Click h
ere for information


Coming Friday 3/31...
CLE: Common QDRO and
Retirement Plan Pitfalls at SPYC

Friday, March 31, 2017
12:00 to 1:00 at SPYC
Tips for Mediators and Advocates
at the Mirror Lake Lyceum

following the April Membership Luncheon
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:30 to 4:30 at the Lyceum
CLE: Charitable Reminder Trusts:
Pitfalls Galore; So What's
the Attraction?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00 to 1:00 at SPYC

FREE CLE: How to Conduct Free
Legal Research in Florida
Monday, April 17, 2017

12:00 to 1:00 at Stetson

CLE: Student Interns and the
Fair Labor Standards Act
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
12:00 to 1:00 at SPYC 

The St. Pete Bar
Young Lawyers Section
Thursday, April 6th
6:00 to 8:00 PM
at Sly Bar

All Members Welcome!
Bring a Friend!









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