New York State Bar Association To Launch Non-Attorney Paralegal Affiliates
Starting today, The New York State Bar Association will allow non-attorney paralegal affiliates to join.
“Paralegals are valued and essential members of our community,” said Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association. “Lawyers and paralegals need to work closely with each other to deliver the best possible service for our clients. Being part of the same association will provide both lawyers and paralegals a better understanding of our shared challenges and capabilities.”
The association’s House of Delegates voted earlier to allow paralegals to join as non-attorney affiliates.
Paralegal affiliates will receive resources, professional development materials and discounts on Continuing Legal Education courses. The association is also entering into a partnership with the Institute for Paralegal Education, a division of the National Business Institute. Paralegal affiliates will be able to access over 200 live and on-demand programs and receive a 50% discount on services.
Non-attorney paralegal affiliates may join the Association for $100 annually. To learn more and sign up, visit nysba.org/nysba-for-paralegals.