American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE)
The American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) has committed itself to furthering the quality of paralegal education across the nation. The AAfPE currently has over 400 members. It’s benefits include it’s magazine, The Paralegal Educator, the AAfPE Bytes technology newsletter, and an extensive educational resources library. Active forums, meet-ups and conferences make the AAfPE and engaged and collaborative community.
Bureau of Labor Statistics – Paralegals and Legal Assistants
For industry statistics and job data on the paralegal and legal assistant field, look to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections found here.
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The American Bar Association
Since it’s inception in 1878, the American Bar Association has been committed to improving the legal sector, promoting diversity within the field, and strengthening the rule of law both domestically and internationally. With approximately 400,000 members it is one of the leading industry organizations in the world. The ABA’s Standing Committee on Paralegals has been in operation for over 30-years, setting the standard for paralegal education across the United States. You may find their paralegal resources section here.
The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to developing the paralegal industry by providing continuing education and certification programs. Today the NALA membership represents over 18,000 paralegals across the Unites States.
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