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

  • PAR Virtual Happy Hour - Unfortunately, the event will have to be postponed due to production delays with our wine glasses. We will be sending another email in the upcoming weeks with information on rescheduling. 
  • Did you know that you can subscribe to job alerts through our website? If you navigate to the job board please select the subscribe button at the top of the page. You will receive a weekly email re-capping all job posted that week. 
  • PAR has started a book club! We are currently reading Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson. Please contact board member Francine McAndrew or go to PAR's event page for more information. 

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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