Welcome to PAR
The Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc. (PAR) is a not-for-profit organization serving paralegals and the legal community of the Greater Rochester Area since 1975.Membership is open to qualifying paralegals, legal assistants, paralegal students, paralegal educators, and others throughout the Greater Rochester Area. For more information, please visit our Membership page.
PAR is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) and the Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (ESAPA).
2017 PARALEGAL OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS WANTED!
PAR is currently seeking nominations for its annual Paralegal of the Year Award. All applications will be reviewed and judged by the Paralegal of the Year Committee and the award recipient will be honored at PAR's Annual Meeting/Dinner and recognized in our Daily Record article and on our website. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 15, 2017. To obtain the nomination form and to review relevant eligibility and criteria, please click here.
PAR to Host 2019 NFPA Convention
What is a Paralegal?
As defined by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), 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. Substantive shall mean work requiring recognition, evaluation, organization, analysis, and communication of relevant facts and legal concepts.