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.


 PPA'S MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS ON NOW!  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION! 

 

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?

Celebrate Paralegal Day with PPA!   Join us on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the River's Club for lunch and great doorprizes.  Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.  You can register and pay online.  Hope to see you there!  

Join us on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from noon to 1:00 p.m. for our next Professional Development Meeting.  Attorney Robert Raver will be speaking on Whitewood v. Wolf:  Gay Marriage in Pennsylvania after the Decision.  Lunch is being provided by a LaGamba Reporting Services, a new vendor to PPA.