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W h a t     i s     a     P a r a l e g a l ?

As defined by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, 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, governmental agency or other entity or may be authorized by administrative, statutory or court authority to perform this work. See NFPA Website Home Page:

About ArPA
Our Mission

The Arkansas Paralegal Association inspires diversity and inclusion while promoting the Paralegal profession throughout the State of Arkansas.
To advance the paralegal  profession and to promote inclusion and diversity amongst the legal community.

Values :

  • Responsive to the needs of the legal community and those who utilize paralegal services.
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Unity within the profession
  • Embracement of diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the development of our profession
  • Commitment to the profession's Code of Ethics
Goals :
  • Advancement of the profession within the State of Arkansas and   beyond
  • Financial security
  • Provide educational opportunities

Helpful Links
  • Arkansas Government
  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • NFPA

ArPA meetings now held on the First Saturday of every other month

PACE Registered Paralegal