Welcome to the SJPA Website!

Thank you for visiting our website!  The SJPA is a voluntary, non-profit organization composed of paralegals, students, vendors and sponsors who study and/or work in a variety of areas in the legal field. SJPA members are dedicated to promoting the paralegal profession by networking, offering continuing legal education classes, to name a few.

A bit of history - in June 1985, the SJPA became the 33rd association member of the National Federation of Paralegal Association which represents paralegal associations throughout the Nation. Additionally, the SJPA continues to play an active role in the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Paralegal Committee. In 2010, we began offering our members the opportunity to be credentialed through the New Jersey Certified Paralegal Program and currently have over 50 members certified! Most recently, in May 2013, SJPA celebrated its 30 year anniversary of incorporation.

On March 1st, SJPA announced its annual Scholarship topic.  This year the scholarship amount has been increased to $1,000 so be sure to check out the requirements and get those essays submitted.  (Click here to download the flyer and application).  Also, a reminder that our Paralegal Educational Symposium is March 28th.  This is a “don’t miss” event!  (Click here for more information).  And if that is not enough, SJPA just announced the formation of its Recognition Committee.  Nominate a fellow paralegal who deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments.  (Application).  The past few months have really gone by quickly.  Focusing on the remainder of the year, the Board is busy arranging our elections dinner meeting in May; our installation dinner meeting in June as well as CLE’s and a Workshop for students.  Please take a minute and explore our website. You will find useful information on membership, benefits, calendar of events, NJCP information and contact information for all of our Board members right here at your fingertips.  Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any other board member with comments or suggestions.  Behind every successful attorney is an exhausted paralegal!

Becky Reedy, NJCP

New Jersey Certified Paralegal Program

South Jersey Paralegal Association is pleased to announce that it is offering a voluntary certification program to those individuals who choose to become a NJCP (New Jersey Certified Paralegal) providing paralegal employees and employers with a benchmark to determine qualified individuals who are competent to provide legal services under the supervision of an attorney. Certain educational and experience criteria are required. Click here to access the Plan documents and application. For further information, please contact:
Christi Valerio at deliveryservices@sjpaparalegals.org.

SJPA Scholarship

Soheila Nikpour - winner of the 2013 Scholarship
Peirce College

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2014 PES
  The annual Paralegal Educational Symposium will be held on
March 28, 2014. 

Check this website for updates and more information to come.
(Click here to print the March 28, 2014 Registration Form)

Read about the 2013 PES
held Friday, March 30, 2013
Enterprise Center
BCC Enterprise Center
3331 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ

SJPA hosted its own full day annual convention! The Convention was held at The Enterprise Center (convention center) in Mt. Laurel, which is located on the grounds of Burlington County College. (The convention is not affiliated with BCC in any way.)

SJPA's amazing lineup of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars covered various areas of the law. The seminars were geared toward all paralegal levels – beginner (student), intermediate, and advanced - and were relevant to all paralegals, regardless of their specialty. All seminars qualified for CLE credits for those attendees holding an NJCP or RP certification.