Welcome to the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. – Treasure Coast Chapter
We welcome you to the Treasure Coast Chapter and hope you will consider becoming a member or at least attending one of our monthly events. The goal of our chapter is for professional growth, education, networking and community service. The chapter is comprised of wonderful professional members that are dedicated to improve their personal careers as the board strives to provide quality legal education through our great monthly speakers. We alternate lunches & dinners each month, which provide one CLE credit to assist you in fulfilling your requirements for the Florida Bar, NALA and other professional organizations. In addition, we offer one seminar throughout the year.
Please check out the various chapter web pages, meet the great board members, and check out the activities & events of the Treasure Coast Chapter and maybe one day you will consider serving on our board.
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MEET THE EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR 2016-2017
Kristen Remling, FRP: President
Kristen Remling earned her A.A. Degree in Business Management from Indian River Community College, now known as Indian River State College in 2004 and earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Marketing from Florida Atlantic University in 2005. In 2007 – 2008, Ms. Remling attended the University of Florida’s Correspondence Study Program for the Legal Assistant/Paralegal. During college she worked for the law firm of Graves, Hill & Colton, P.A. and continued working there until May 2014. Since May 2014, she has been employed by A. Julia Graves of the Law Office of A. Julia Graves, P.A. Her area of focus is family law. Kristen has been a Florida Registered Paralegal with the Florida Bar since 2008. She was the President of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. Treasure Coast Chapter from 2012 – 2015 and now again for 2016-2017. She enjoys running, crafting, and spending time with her family.
Christina S. Guarino, FRP: 1st Vice President
Christina S. Guarino is the First Vice President of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Treasure Coast Chapter. She has been employed by Troy B. Hafner of the law firm Gould Cooksey Fennell, P.A., since 2007 focusing on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and taxation. Christina obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 2004. In 2008, she became a Florida Registered Paralegal with the Florida Bar. She worked for Marchena and Graham, P.A., from 2004 to 2007 focusing on county and local government law, and business and commercial litigation. Christina has served on the board of the Paralegal Association of Florida Treasure Coast since 2011.
Ronda Booth: 2nd Vice President
Ronda Booth earned her A.A. Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Hawaii Business College in 1998. Ronda has 18 years of experience primarily in the fields of Civil and Commercial Litigation; Family Law; and Bankruptcy Law. She is currently employed by Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L. Since 2013, Ronda has been an active member of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. Treasure Coast Chapter. Since 2015, Ronda has served as the Website/Public Relations Chair. Ronda has been a member of the Indian River Chamber of Commerce since 2012, and she is currently a member of the Chamber’s Established Professionals Network. In her free time, Ronda enjoys volunteering with local organizations, including United Way of Indian River County (Loan Executive, 2015-2016 campaign), American Cancer Society, Humane Society of Indian River County, Salvation Army of Indian River County and Trinity Episcopal Church.
Nicole L. Moran, CP, FCP, FRP: Treasurer
Nicole L. Moran is the Treasurer of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Treasure Coast Chapter. She has been employed by Brian J. Connelly of the law firm Gould Cooksey Fennell, P.A., since 2008 focusing on personal injury, products liability and medical negligence. Prior to working at Gould Cooksey Fennell, Nicole worked from 2005 to 2008 for William S. Frates, II, P.A. focusing on products liability cases involving defective tires. Nicole obtained her Associate’s Degree in Legal Assisting from Indian River Community College in 2005. In 2007, she became a Certified Paralegal and in 2008 she became a Florida Certified Paralegal and a Florida Registered Paralegal. Nicole has served on the board of the Paralegal Association of Florida Treasure Coast since 2015. She is an Army veteran and her hobbies include, running, volunteering for local veteran charities, sewing, crafting and shopping.
Shanon Matheny, CP, FCP: Secretary
Shanon Matheny is a Florida Certified Paralegal employed with the Law Office of A. Julia Graves, P.A. Shanon is a 3rd generation native Floridian and graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1991. She earned her Associates in Science Degree in Legal Assisting from Indian River Community College, now known as Indian River State College in 2003. She went on to obtain the Certified Paralegal designation from the National Association of Legal Assistants in 2004 and the Florida’s Certified Paralegal designation from the Paralegal Association in 2005. Shanon has been an active member of Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. Treasure Coast Chapter since 2004 and held various board and committee positions. She assists in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, Simple Wills and Probate. Shanon enjoys hunting, traveling and spending time with her family.
Jodee L. Buck, CP, FCP, FRP: Past President
Jodee L. Buck is a certified paralegal with more than 12 years of legal experience primarily in the fields of Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Corporate, and Government law. She has worked for the past 7+ years at Dill & Evans, PL in Sebastian, Florida. Jodee received her AA degree from Keiser University in 2004 and completed her paralegal certification with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and is a member of NALA. Recently, Keiser University featured Jodee in a testimonial commercial for their institution. In 2006 Jodee also completed the requirements to become a Florida Certified Paralegal as well as a Florida Registered Paralegal, and is a member of the General Practice Solo and Small firm Section of the Florida Bar. Currently, she is the President of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., and remains a member of the Treasure Coast Chapter. She has devoted many years supporting the United Way. Jodee has been with her husband since 1997, and they have a beautiful daughter and reside in Vero Beach, Florida. She also has a Boston Terrier, and a Russian Blue cat, as well as a small Russian Tortoise that will probably outlive them all. Jodee’s hobbies include dancing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.