Pinellas Chapter

Leadership

Kaila L. Glaros, ACP, FRP – President & Student Liaison

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Kaila graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Petersburg College’s Paralegal Program and is a NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal in Contracts Management/Administration and Trademarks. Kaila worked as a paralegal in litigation for about ten years before opening her own consulting firm, Echtelo, LLC, which helps law firms and other businesses create an organized and nearly paperless office that results in an efficient use of space and time.  Kaila also works as a contract paralegal.  Kaila also serves as Student Liaison for the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.

Ellie Glenn, ACP – Vice President & Immediate Past President

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Ellie graduated from Kaplan University and is an Advanced Certified Paralegal in Criminal Litigation, Trial Practice, Trademarks, and Discovery.  Ellie has previously worked as a paralegal in criminal litigation and fiduciary litigation, and is currently working as a corporate paralegal for in-house counsel at an IT Security company in Clearwater, Florida.

Erin Leslie Garcia, CP, FCP, FRP – Treasurer

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Erin graduated from University of Tampa with a degree in Political Science. She has been working as a Trusts and Estates Paralegal since 2012. She is a Certified Paralegal, a Florida Registered Paralegal, and a Florida Certified Paralegal.

Glenda Sasser, ACP, FCP, FRP – Recording Secretary

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Glenda graduated from St. Petersburg College with a General Associate in Arts (AA) Degree and later obtained an Associate in Science (AS) Degree from the Legal Assisting Program.  She is an Advanced Certified Paralegal in Litigation, a Florida Certified Paralegal and a Florida Registered Paralegal.  Glenda currently is employed with Baskin Fleece, Attorneys at Law and is a litigation paralegal focusing on fiduciary litigation.  Glenda has worked for Attorney Hamden H Baskin, III, Esq. for over 26 years and has been in the legal field for 30 years.  Glenda is the former President of Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., Pinellas Chapter, and currently serves as recording secretary.  Additionally, she is currently serving on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee.

Chrystal Lunsford, ACP, FRP – Director

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Chrystal is an Advanced Certified Paralegal in Trial Practice and a Florida Registered Paralegal. Chrystal has been employed with Goodis Thompson & Miller, P.A. for the last 14 years as an insurance defense paralegal. Chrystal has served as Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.’s Director at Large and currently serves on its Professionalism Committee.  Chrystal is also a former President of the PAF, Pinellas Chapter and is currently serving as Director.

Chrystal loves to spend time with her family, especially her 3 grandchildren, is an active member of the Krewe of Agustina de Aragon where she currently serves as its Bylaws and Standards Co-Chair and volunteers with The Kind Mouse, helping to feed local hungry children.

Christa Bartholomew – Director

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Christa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from St. Petersburg College.  For the last two and half years, Christa has been employed by Johnson and Pope in the Corporate/Tax Department.  She is currently studying for the NALA Exam to become certified.