What’s next in your path to an amazing and rewarding career?
Being a member of a national paralegal association is a great way to jump start your career! The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA®) was formed in 1974 and is the oldest national paralegal association in the United States. NFPA is issue-driven, policy oriented, and driven by its membership (actual working paralegals). NFPA is dedicated to the advancement of the paralegal profession.
Networking: We offer opportunities to connect with other paralegal students as well as working paralegals and suppliers of legal services on both a local and national level.
Continuing Legal Education: Many programs are offered through NFPA either free or at a reduced price for members. We also offer Leadership, Certification and Regulation conferences annually at a low cost to NFPA members.
Certification: NFPA supports two certification exams, one specifically geared toward the new paralegal. We have information regarding study materials and study groups, both online and in person, and members get discounts!
Pro Bono: NFPA is the only national paralegal association to have a seat on the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service with our representative attending quarterly ABA Pro Bono meetings.
Annual Convention: NFPA holds an annual convention every year in the fall. NFPA has member associations from all the across the U.S. and our convention is held in a different location every year. Members from more than 50 associations gather to network, study, consider policy and socialize.
Other Benefits: Member benefits include a subscription to the National Paralegal Reporter, weekly email updates from NFPA, discounts for car rental, major tourist attractions, auto insurance, department store discounts and more!
When you’re ready to join, go to www.paralegals.org and select “Membership”. Click on the link in the first line about local associations to see if there is one close to you that you could join. Membership in a local NFPA association also gives you membership in NFPA so you can enjoy the benefits and resources of two paralegal associations. If not, use the “Apply for New Membership” button to jump start your career!