Welcome to The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals!
Message from the President
Happy Spring! I hope the rising temperatures and prolonged sunshine are bringing you the same sense of renewal that it brings me! Speaking of renewal, I would like to thank all of our members who have joined or renewed their memberships this year. For those who haven't yet had the chance, there is still time! It is the support of our members that allows us to bring you opportunities for networking, education, and professional development.
Another great segue! We are excited to be offering our first in person development session on April 20th! We are grateful for the generosity of Duane Morris and Veritext in helping us to bring you Social Media: Discovery, Ethics, Evidence & Sanctions. The session will last oine hour and CLE credit is pending. It also includes lunch! Not to fret, though, for those who are unable to attend in person or prefer remote, hybrid sessions have arrived and you are able to attend the session as well, albeit sans the lunch. Please visit the Events page for registration. I look forward to seeing you all whether in person or virtually.
As a reminder, our job bank is constantly being updated. Have a look around and if you know of open positions, plese send them our way.
Keep an eye on your email and the website for upcoming events as we plan more professional development opportunities and a celebration of PAP's 50th birthday. Until then, feel free to email us with any questions or ideas.
- Deb Cunningham
To promote the paralegal profession and encourage individual excellence in skills and abilities through education and networking.
DEFINITION OF A PARALEGALA Paralegal is a person qualified through education, training or work experience to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not exclusively performed by a lawyer. This person may be retained or employed by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency or other entity or may be authorized by administrative, statutory or court authority to perform this work. Substantive shall mean work requiring recognition, evaluation, organization, analysis and communication or relevant facts and legal concepts.