Welcome to The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals!

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote the paralegal profession and encourage individual excellence in skills and abilities through education and networking.

DEFINITION OF A PARALEGAL

A 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.

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