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.



Due to the recent hurricane and its impact on OCBA members, seminar presenters, and vendors, the OCBA Paralegal Section’s Fall Seminar, which was scheduled for October 22, 2016, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled as soon as a mutually convenient date can be confirmed.  The section greatly appreciates your support and will advise you of the new data as soon as it is available.


Join the Board of Directors!


Deadline for submission: March 15, 2017


Joining the section: Contact Shannon Casey, Membership Chair, by email

Upcoming CLE calendar: Contact Michelle Preiser, CLE Chair, by email

Sponsorship opportunities: Contact Bethany Gibson, Sponsorship Chair, by email

Upcoming social events: Contact Shannon Casey, Social Chair, by email

Upcoming community service events: Contact Meredith Gibson Zornek, Community Service Chair, by email

Paralegal student mentorship opportunities: Contact Paul Pelton, Mentorship Chair, by email

Technology: Contact Lisa Marcum, Technology Chair, by email

General questions: Contact Misty McGlothern, President, by email


Paralegal Section Board Member Application Form


If you are interested in learning more about the Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) program, please visit the Florida Bar website at


Paralegal Section Officers:


Meredith Gibson Zorneck, FRP

SunTrust Center
200 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 2300
Orlando FL 32801
Ph: 407-540-7934
Contact by email

Shannon E. Casey, FRP

Greenberg Traurig, P.A
450 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 650.
Orlando, FL 32801
Ph: 407-254-2690
Contact by email

Paul Pelton, FRP

Vice President/President-Elect
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
14247 Portrush Dr.
Orlando FL 32828
Ph: 321-663-3482
Contact by email



Misty M. McGlothern, FRP

Immediate Past President
Palmer, Weiss, Grunor & Barclay Law
200 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 2300
Orlando FL 32801
Ph: 407-540-7934
Contact by email




Board Members:


Earl E. Lugo
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.


Lori M. Spangler, FRP
GreenbergTraurig, P.A.


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