Founded in 1974, NFPA was the first national paralegal association. Created as a non-profit federation, NFPA is an issues-driven, policy-oriented professional association directed by its membership. It is comprised of more than 50 member associations and represents over 11,000 individual members reflecting a broad range of experience, education and diversity. It was also the first national association to have a website.
NFPA's Mission Statement and Core Purpose delineate its dedication to the advancement of the paralegal profession and leadership in the legal community.
NFPA prides itself on the professionalism of its members and routinely monitors legislation, case law, proposed changes to the rules of responsibility and ethics opinions that affect the paralegal profession. Since its inception, NFPA has assisted the profession in addressing many issues associated with the growth and expanded role of the paralegal, such as:
NFPA – The Leader of the Paralegal Profession®
The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals is also a member of the Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations. The Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations is a professional organization comprised of paralegal organizations located throughout Pennsylvania. The member associations represent in excess of 1,400 paralegals of varying backgrounds, experience, education and job responsibilities, reflecting the diversity of the paralegal profession. The Keystone Alliance was formally established in 1995 from groundwork laid in the 1980s by the paralegal associations in Pennsylvania. Any paralegal association located in and/or representing paralegals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is eligible to become a member of the Keystone Alliance.
PURPOSE AND GOALS
Member Associations of the Keystone Alliance include: