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2021 National Federation of Paralegal Associations' Joint Conference


NFPA’s 2021 Joint Conference will be held virtually on June 11-13, 2021. By going virtual, this change affords all members the opportunity to access valuable information regarding association leadership, certification and regulation within the paralegal profession from the comfort of your own home or office.

The annual NFPA Joint Leadership, Certification, and Regulation Conference is one of the most popular and most beneficial gatherings for paralegal leaders in their local association and their community. Attendees have the opportunity to share and network with professionals regarding association leadership, certification and regulation within the paralegal profession. All three conferences are open to NFPA Members. 

For more information and to register please visit https://www.paralegals.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3283.


2021 Award Nominations and Scholarship Applications

Award nominations are now open along with scholarship applications. Visit this page to learn more about award qualifications and to view all scholarships that are available. Submission deadline is July 1, 2021.

ABA DECISION REGARDING

DEFINITION OF PARALEGALS 

The Committee to Market the Paralegal Profession is extremely excited to report that the ABA House of Delegates voted to adopt a change to the definition of paralegal.  After 23 years, the term paralegal shall no longer be synonymous with the phrase legal assistant according to the ABA.  This vote is the culmination of the Committee to Market the Paralegal Profession’s efforts to educate the legal community as directed by the delegates in 2016.  Through the Committee’s communications with the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals, we were able to convince the ABA that a paralegal is a different entity than a legal assistant or legal secretary and they should not be defined synonymously.  This was the Committee’s first objective in the overall goal to educate the legal community and the public about paralegals.  With this success, the Committee will be meeting soon to plan our next step in this process.  If anyone is interested in assisting the Committee with this project, please contact Lori Boris, RP, McCP, VP and Director of Positions and Issues or Ron Badua, VP and Director of Marketing.

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