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).


News

  • We are proud to welcome you to our new website.  The Members Only section is forthcoming, and we will send out announcements once it goes live.
  • Are you getting the most out of your membership?  Check out the list of Member Benefits to ensure you aren't missing out on our affiliates' services, CLEs, discounts and more.
  • Recent announcement from MCBA:  Effective January 18, 2017, Monroe County Supreme Court shall implement E-Filing for Supreme Court matters according to the following anticipated schedule:
                January 18, 2017:  E-Filing shall be optional for all “basic civil” Supreme Court filings (civil filings that are NOT:  matrimonials, foreclosures, mental hygiene, Article 78 and habeas corpus matters)
                March, 2017:  E-Filing shall be optional for all Civil Supreme Court filings (INCLUDING matrimonials, foreclosures, mental hygiene, Article 78 and habeas corpus matters)
                Summer, 2017:  E-Filing shall be MANDATORY for all “basic civil” Supreme Court filings (civil filings that are NOT:  matrimonials, foreclosures, mental hygiene, Article 78 and habeas corpus matters).

Upcoming events

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.


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