North Carolina Paralegal Association


The North Carolina Paralegal Association, Inc. (“NCPA”) is a not-for-profit corporation, formed for the purpose of promoting and enhancing the paralegal profession in the state of North Carolina and throughout the United States of America.  We are a governed by a group of volunteer paralegals. The primary goals of NCPA are:

Assist our members with resources, education and information necessary to provide high quality legal services to attorneys, clients and the community.

Make available to paralegals formal education and continuing legal education to gain knowledge and expertise regarding the legal system that qualifies them to do work of a legal nature under the supervision of an attorney.  Heighten attorney awareness of the value of maximum utilization of paralegals.

Develop relationships with attorneys and other legal professionals in North Carolina in order to elevate the status of paralegals in the state.

Conduct research in order to continually define the parameters of the paralegal profession as the profession relates to the "practice of law".

Promote our talents and skills to the community.  Participate in activities and events which exhibit our strengths and abilities.   Encourage our members to share their knowledge and experience through presentations and educational opportunities in order to increase the public’s perception of our profession.  Provide leadership and exhibit professionalism in all that we do.

Take an active role in bringing new paralegals into NCPA.  Ensure the future of our organization through public awareness and professional excellence.  Actively promote our achievements and those who accomplish them in order to maintain visibility in the community.  Develop, refine and follow a long-term plan for the growth of NCPA.

We embrace these principles and values, and pledge to strive for excellence in our profession through the adherence to this mission statement.

NCPA's 2015 Mary F. Haggerty, CLA Scholarship Award

NCPA is excited to be able to offer scholarships for members who want to sit for the NCCP exam but do not have the financial ability. Winners will receive a scholarship for the exam fee (member pays the sitting fee). Essays are due by June 5.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!  Click here for more information on how to enter.



Need CPE?  View our online CPE Video Replays!

From Monday, June 8 through Monday, June 22, NCPA will present video replays of our online CPE recorded from past annual seminars. 
There are several sessions, including ethics sessions. Paralegals are able to take as few or as many of the sessions as they want. These sessions qualify for one hour of credit each from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification.  NCPA Members and Non-Members are invited to participate.
The sessions are: 
  • Trial from Start to Finish for Paralegals
  • Successfully handling a Workers' Compensation Claim
  • Recognizing Legal Issues for Same Sex Clients & Giving Appropriate Advice
  • Assisting with the Probate Process
  • No Working (Unemployment), No Talking (Social Media), No Fun (Even More Employment Laws)
  • Ethics Session - The Hole in Superman's Cape
  • Contracts 101 (two sessions) 
  • 10 Things A Superior Court Judge Wants You To Know
  • Business Court Basics
  • Dealing With the Emotional Impact of Crimes on Victims
  • Integrated Disclosure: Know Before You Show (real estate)
  • Are You Doing Your Ethical Due Diligence (ethics)
Each session is $10.00 for NCPA Members, and $15.00 for non-members.
To register, simply click the link below. Registration is open through June 5. Instructions for logging into the video replay will be sent to you via email approximately 24 hours prior to the replay.  Certificates of attendance will be sent after June 22.  Videos are hosted by Ruffin Consulting.  While the videos will be available the entire two weeks, 24 hours a day, you may or may not be able to view them at work due to your employer's firewall settings. Before you email us that you can't view the videos at work, please try at home or another location first.

Click here to register for the NCPA Seminar Video Replays.
Please contact with any questions.




Many of you got first dibs on our awesome NCPA shirts.  If you did not attend annual and would like

Many districts are holding meet and greets.  Please check with your district director to see what is happening
in your area.

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Want to know what's going on with NCPA and in the paralegal profession?  
Read the NCPA FORUM and the AMICUS!
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The North Carolina Paralegal Association is proud to be an

Affiliate Member of the National Association of Legal Assistants.


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