Paralegal Resources

COURT RESOURCESYellowLine

Get a complete list of all state forms, court information and websites.

ASSOCIATIONSYellowLine

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Looking to join an association, find a mentor, get career advice or connect with other legal professionals and paralegals?  Take a look at these associations and groups to find the best fit for you.  Many have local chapters in addition to a national level association.

National Alliance of Paralegals

NALS: The Association for Legal Professionals 
NALS is a leader in the legal services industry offering professional development by providing continuing legal education, certifications, resources, and training to those choosing the legal services industry as their career. State and county chapters around the country.

NALA: The Association of Legal Assistants and Paralegals
NALA is the leading paralegal association in the US. Its mission is to provide continuing education and professional development programs to all paralegals. NALA provides current information about the profession, continuing education materials and seminars, networking opportunities, professional certification programs, occupational survey findings and manuals to help paralegals excel in the workplace.

Get a complete list of paralegal associations by state here.

PARALEGAL BLOGS & MAGAZINESYellowLine

The National Paralegal Reporter

A bi-monthly publication which is the official magazine of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).  This magazine features articles on topics such as how-tos, information affecting the paralegal profession such as case law and legislation, and technology education.

Paralegal TodayMagazine
Provides the latest news, salary data, how-to, tips and cautions, software and hardware reviews, and digital forms.

KNOW magazine 

Legal Talk Network
Offers legal podcasts, hosted by leading attorneys and legal experts. Not only do they produce The Paralegal Voice, but also many other podcasts that highlight the important issues in the legal profession.

Litigation Support Today

Provides news, best practices, event coverage, career advice, and updates on the many useful new products and services related to the paralegal profession.

The Common Scold

Paralegal Gateway

Facebook page with news, information and tips for paralegals.

Paralegal Society

Articles, information and career tips from paralegals themselves.

The Paralegal Mentor

Written by paralegal Vicki Voisin this blog includes resources, organizational tips, ethics issues, and other areas of continuing education to help legal professionals.

The Legaco Express

Magazine and blog for paralegals

PARALEGAL JOBSYellowLine

Looking for a new position? Outside of the mainstays in job hunting such as Monster and CareerBuilder take a look at these sites geared specifically toward paralegal/legal positions for your new role:

Martindale 

American Bar Association 

National Federation of Paralegal Associations 

Law.com 

LinkedIn

Lawcrossing.com

 

GENERAL RESOURCES YellowLine

9 major search resources for paralegals

Lexis Nexis training

 

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATION/DEGREEYellowLine

Certifications

The National Association of Paralegals (NALA)

Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) or Certified Paralegal (CP)

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)

Registered Paralegal (RP)
meet its requirements for education and work experience and pass  the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE).

NALS, the Association for Legal Professionals

Three unique paralegal certifications of varying levels.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Voluntary specialty certification program in six areas of Texas law.

Degrees

Directory of ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs

 

EBOOKSYellowLine

Your Law Firm’s Guide to Process Service