Paralegal Students

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.

Become a member: NFPA offers discounted individual student memberships! Apply for individual membership or find an NFPA member association near you and automatically become an NFPA member when you join through a local NFPA member association.  

Awards and Scholarships: Each year, NFPA partners with Thomson Reuters to help paralegal students fund their education. For NFPA members, we also offer scholarships that cover the costs of becoming a certified paralegal.  

Entering the Paralegal Profession: Thinking about enrolling in a paralegal education program? NFPA offers guidance on schools, programs and classes to help you choose the option that's right for you.

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! 

Career Center: When you join NFPA, you gain access to our career center. Find a paralegal job near you!

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!

Contribute to our blog: NFPA wants to hear from paralegal students! This is your chance to get published and talk about a topic important to you as a paralegal. Submit your ideas to Tanya Patterson, NFPA Editorial Coordinator.

When you’re ready to join, check to see if there's an NFPA member association near you. 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, apply for individual membership to jump start your career! 

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