Joint Conference Update
Given the unique circumstances concerning COVID-19, public health concerns, and the timing of the NFPA joint Conference in Tampa, FL April 24-26, 2020, the NFPA Board of Directors, and Management-HQ staff have been actively monitoring developments in the spread of and the WHO/CDC response to COVID-19. Due to the widespread virus, isolation, and various travel related restrictions, the NFPA Board of Directors and Joint Conference Committee have made the decision to cancel Joint Conference this year in order to ensure that our members are not put at additional risk for contracting the virus by traveling.
Joint Conference Registration Fees will be refunded to the credit card used to pay for the registration.
The Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Cancellation policy for guest rooms: Individual Rooms must be cancelled 7 days prior to arrival.
Social Event at Columbia Restaurant Cancellation policy: Tampa Bay Paralegal Association will work with PayPal to process refunds and will be in touch with individuals.
Please contact NFPA President Nita Serrano with any additional questions.
NFPA Test Administrator Update
Prometric, our test administrator, has notified NFPA that they are closing their testing sites for the next 30 days.
NFPA will extend any authorization to test for any candidate impacted by the events surrounding the COVID-19 health crisis up to 60 days, as needed. Any candidate who experiences a delay in testing due to a testing facility being closed for the next 30 days will be contacted by Prometric's Candidate Care Team with instructions on how to reschedule their exam at no charge.
NFPA is also working with Prometric on remote proctor exam options and will update our membership when those come online.
American Bar Association Amends Definition of Paralegal
The American Bar Association at its Midyear Meeting of the House of Delegates, adopted amendments which revised the definition of the term “paralegal.”
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