Southwest Chapter Inspiring professional growth…one paralegal at a time. ®

Welcome to the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. – Southwest Florida Chapter

Welcome to SouthWest

The chapter is based in Southwest Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast and serves paralegals in Collier and Lee Counties.

Paralegals in Southwest Florida can reap many benefits from membership in our chapter. From continuing education to networking opportunities, we strive for excellence in providing our members with the support and services they need.


Naples Meetings – We meet on the third Thursday of every month, alternating between lunch and dinner meetings, with the exception of November and December. Our dinner meetings for 2017 are scheduled in June, August, October, and December and are held at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida.  Our lunch meetings for 2017 are scheduled in July, September, and November and are held at Cummings & Lockwood LLC, 3001 Tamiami Trail North, Third Floor, Naples, Florida.

Fort Myers Meetings – We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month, with the exception of November and December and the annual meeting. Our meetings for 2017 are scheduled for June, July, August, September, and October and are held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Myers, Florida.

For more information regarding our monthly meetings, please contact our meeting coordinator Carolyn Pierce, ACP, FRP at


Janet Poklemba, CP, FRP
President of Southwest Florida