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?

PPA's next Professional Development meeting will be on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from Noon to 1 p.m. Join Debra Pfeifer, Esquire and John Palchak, Esquire from Thomson Reuters as they discuss "Legal Ethics in the Digital World".  Lunch is being sponsored by Thomson Reuters. Click here to register to attend.

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