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!
SJPA is wrapping up another great year. We have a general membership dinner meeting scheduled for May 19, 2015 where our elections will be held. Come on out and vote for the officers for 2015-16. If you cannot attend the meeting, please send in your proxy vote. Good luck to all of the candidates! Then the newly elected officers will be installed at our general membership dinner meeting on June 23, 2015. The Recognition Committee is still accepting nominations until May 20, 2015. The categories are Member of the Year; Student of the Year and Board Member of the Year. Take time to think about a fellow paralegal or colleague who 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
|Diana Kirkland- winner of the 2014 Scholarship|
|May 12, 2015||Board Meeting|
|May 19, 2015||Annual Elections|
|June 9, 2015||Board Meeting|
|June 23, 2015||Installation Dinner|
The 2015 annual Paralegal Educational Symposium was held on March 20, 2015.
|BCC Enterprise Center|
|3331 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ|
Neither rain, sleet or snow could stop SJPA from holding its 4th annual Paralegal Educational Symposium (PES) convention on Friday, March 20, 2015! And believe us, the snow did try. However, in spite of some last minute weather, everything went off without a hitch and a great time (educationally and socially) was had by all attendees. We all met up at our usual location at The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College. Their facility is state of the art and professional and also offers a cozy and warm atmosphere to meet new friends and colleagues and catch up with old ones. The food, of course, was outstanding, with my personal favorite being the flourless chocolate cake!
Maureen T. Garrett, NJCP, PES Chairwoman