Welcome to the SJPA Website!
We are happy you stopped by. 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.
Interesting tidbits . . . in June 1985, the SJPA became the 33rd association member of the National Federationof 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.
So as you can see, we are an association dedicated to the promotion of the paralegal profession. Please take a minute and explore our website. You will find information on membership options, calendar of events, information on our annual Paralegal Educational Symposium, NJCP information and contact information for all of our Board members. Please do not hesitate to drop me a line with comments, suggestions and constructive criticism. We are an association that is only as strong as you, our members!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Soheila Nikpour - winner of the 2013 Scholarship|
|Read about the 2013 PES
held Friday, March 30, 2013
|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.