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.

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!  In May 2013, SJPA celebrated its 30 year anniversary of incorporation – what milestones we have achieved!

There are a lot of great events planned for the rest of the year including our fourth annual Paralegal Educational Symposium on March 20th; a CLE on April 9th; elections at the general membership dinner meeting on May 19th; and the installation of officers on June 23rd.  Also, don’t forget that our annual Scholarship information has just been posted, please pass this information along to your fellow paralegal students.  The Recognition Committee will be announcing the criteria for the nominations for the Paralegal of the Year; Student of the Year and Board Member of the Year.  It’s never too early to start thinking of someone who you feel deserves to be recognized.

Enjoy the warmer weather and please do not hesitate to contact myself or any other board member with your comments or suggestions. 

Becky Reedy, NJCP
President


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

Diana Kirkland- winner of the 2014 Scholarship
Scholarship Winner



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Upcoming Events

See Calender for more information
April 14, 2015 Board Meeting
May 12, 2015 Board Meeting
May 19, 2015 Annual Elections
June 9, 2015 Board Meeting
June 23, 2015 Installation Dinner

PARALEGAL EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

The 2015 annual Paralegal Educational Symposium will beheld on March 20, 2015. 

Enterprise Center
BCC Enterprise Center
3331 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ

On March 28, 2014 SJPA held its 3rd annual Paralegal Educational Symposium (PES) at The Enterprise Center located on the campus of Burlington County College in Mount Laurel, NJ.  This was a full day educational convention for local paralegals.  The program is designed to provide education to different experience levels of all paralegals by breaking the sessions into three categories:  Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.  Some of the topics included Workman’s Compensation, Stress Relief, How to Navigate “The Cloud” and a Paralegal Roundtable with 5 different areas of law covered.
Over 25 door prizes, which were donated by the sponsors and vendors, were awarded.  Some of the winners received $50.00 and $25.00 bank gift cards, Phillies tickets, and movies tickets.
There were over 100 local paralegals in attendance, who were treated to a continental breakfast, a hot buffet lunch and afternoon snack to keep their energy up for learning.
This convention is a labor of love for the PES Committee (comprised of some SJPA board and non-board members) to provide a networking and learning event for paralegals in our area.  The goal of this event is to provide an affordable, local, professional convention for paralegals to network and learn how to make themselves more valuable to their employers.  It is SJPA’s intention to provide this convention annually.  Hope to see you there next year.
Sincerely,
Dawn Moskalow, PES Chairwoman