Welcome to The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals!
Message from the President
Happy 2022! We hope this note finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Thank you for your support over the past year. We are looking forward to getting back to our new normal. This year we hope to welcome our members back to in person events but also allow people to participate virtually, with hybrid events that are more inclusive, more diverse and more accessible. Please keep an eye out for PAP Happenings for all the latest PAP news and our upcoming events. If you are looking for a new position in the field, please visit our job bank. Finally, as you know, PAP relies upon our volunteers to promote and advance the paralegal profession. We currently have several openings for board and committee chair positions. We would strongly encourage you to get involved with the association. If interested, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to “see” you at one of our upcoming events or webinars and again thank you for standing with PAP during this challenging time.
- 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.