The Pittsburgh Paralegal Association is a voluntary, non-profit association formed in 1977 to promote the professional development and continuing education of paralegals.  PPA has members from the greater Pittsburgh and surrounding areas and from all areas of law, including law firms, banks, corporations, hospitals and educational institutions.

 Renew your membership for 2015!  Click here for 2015 applications.


The Benefits of Membership

The benefits of membership in PPA are numerous and include free lunchtime seminars and CLE programs, access to our job bank, pro bono programs and great networking opportunities.  Members also receive our quarterly newsletter, The Parascope, which contains local and national news regarding the paralegal profession. Membership also provides membership to NFPA, the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, and Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations. 

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What is a Paralegal?

A paralegal is a person qualified through education, training or work experience to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer.  This person may be retained or employed by a lawyer, law office, government agency or other entity or may be authorized by administrative, statutory or court authority to perform the work.

Coming to our next event?

Come out and join PPA and Planet Depos for a Happy Hour on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Ten Penny on Penn Avenue. First drink is free compliments of Planet Depos!  Click here for flyer.

The Spring Edition of the Parascope is now available.  Log in to your profile to view this issue.

PPA's next Professional Development meeting will be on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from Noon to 1 p.m. Join Lisa Goodman, Esquire of Goehring, Rutter & Boehm for "Preliminary Injunctions: From Complaint to Trial in Sixth Days.  Lunch is being sponsored by Goehring, Rutter & Boehm. Please bring your own beverage. Click here to register to attend.

SAVE THE DATE!!!! PPA's 1/2 day Spring Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2015.