Welcome to The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals!


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


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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It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that I post this announcement to PAP’s website.  The board has decided to postpone this year’s Education Conference in order to garner more sponsorship opportunities and increase membership support for the conference.  The website will have information as it becomes available regarding a new date, etc.

Lynne Patterson Tiller

Education Committee Chairperson

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