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?

Join us on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from noon to 1:00 p.m. for our next Professional Development Meeting.  Marjorie Peters, of Marjorie Peters Court Reporting will speak on "StenOps at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba".  She will also be providing the lunch.

Our Fall Education Conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 2, 2014.