Subject: Vote NO to SB2054 and HB 1519 the Paralegal Profession Act
- Subject: Vote NO to SB2054 and HB 1519 the Paralegal Profession Act
in FL contact your Congressperson and Senators in FL
RE: The Paralegal Profession Act: VOTE NO!!! There is a bill in FL,
called the Paralegal Professional Act bill which will eviscerate the
capability of anyone who receives a degree from Kaplan to be
a "licensed" paralegal. This is because it prohibits any possibility
of anyone who learned how to be a paralegal by on-the-job training,
who worked in the office of their husband/father/wife who is an
attorney, or who took courses from University of Phoenix, Kaplan
University (not withstanding Kaplan owns a law school and is itself
owned by the Washington Post), Corinthian Colleges, Blackstone
Paralegal School, and all other on-line or distance educational
campuses. Further, if a convicted felon wants to be a paralegal, he
or she is prohibited, even if their crime is from 20 years ago!
As we know, on-line learning is the advent of our new generation;
this is why even online classes administered by NALA and the
other "idiot" groups (Sorry to members of NALA, NFPA, NPA etc - I am
in the process of revoking my membership from all of them, but this
is my opinion), are capable of granting CLE's. Even the bar allows
CLE's by on-line education, yet THIS bill REQUIRES "classroom
Moreover, I personally spoke to Senator Argenziano's staff who
confirmed the bill being pushed was authored by NALA and its
counterparts pushing certification. Please write Senator Argenziano
and tell her to vote NO on SB 2054! Write to her at:
The bill as currently written prohibits ANYONE who received their
degree from distance education (in the last five (5) years) to be
permanently barred from practicing in our chosen profession. This is
regardless of whether the student spent $25,000 for their degree
(which is often the cost for an undergraduate degree from an on-line
college) and yet, now they are banned from the industry they paid to
become a member...merely due to this ill-conceived bill. Whichever
organization paid the lobbyist for introducing this bill is nuts! I
do not post this to personally attack anyone...I just KNOW the bill
is flawed, and yet, I am humiliated my own money was used to fund
this bill by my payment of membership fees.
This bill: http://www.flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?
Mode=Bills&SubMenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&BillNum=2054 is NUTS!
PLEASE WRITE THE any and all FLORIDA SENATORS AND HOUSE ON THIS, OR
EXPECT IT TO BE INTRODUCED IN YOUR STATE. You can find a list of
legislators at www.flsenate.gov.