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

News

  • We are proud to welcome you to our new website. Members may access the Members Only section by logging into the website at the upper right of the screen. 
  • Are you getting the most out of your membership?  Check out the list of Member Benefits  and NFPA  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

PAR to Host 2019 NFPA Convention


PAR is excited to announce that we are hosting the 2019 NFPA Convention in October 2019.  Attendees of the convention will include paralegal associations and members nationally, as well as military paralegals from around the world.  The convention will have CLE sessions, workshops, exhibits and NFPA Board meetings, as well as a social event.  We are excited for this first-time opportunity and will provide more information as it becomes available.

 

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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