PAR is excited to announce that we are hosting the 2019 NFPA Convention in October 2019. Attendees of the convention will include paralegals that are members of NFPA members associations from across the USA and JAG representatives. The convention will have terrific exhibits and the NFPA Annual Policy Meeting, as well as a Friday night dinner and tour of the George Eastman Museum. We are excited for this first-time opportunity and will provide more information as it becomes available.
For additional information, please contact
Deborah Wilcox-Mabry at
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).
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.