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.



Would you like to become more involved in NCPA? Are you eager to make a difference in the paralegal profession and committed to advancing the needs of the profession?  Are there things you do or don’t like about NCPA? If so, please consider serving as an officer or director in the 2019-2020 membership year. 

Below you will find a “Declaration of Candidacy for Office” form and a “Recommendation for District Director” form for some districts.  If you are interested in becoming more involved in NCPA, or if you know of someone you believe would be good for the organization, please complete the appropriate form and return it to the address listed on the form.  The deadline for returning the “Declaration of Candidacy for Office” form is December 28, 2018, and the deadline for returning the “Recommendation for District Director” form is January 4, 2019.  If you have any questions about a position you are considering, please email [email protected].

Nominations and Elections Form



NCPA's 2018 Student Scholarship Essay Contest !

Enter NCPA's 2018 Student Scholarship Essay Contest - the winners will receive a scholarship for tuition and a paid registration to the 2019 Annual Seminar.  Entries are accepted from October 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019 and the contest is open to NCPA student members only.  Click the link for full details.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!






Information about joining NCPA can be found under the JOIN US link above.  Please review the word document at the top of that page if you have questions about which level of membership to apply for. 
NCPA's Annual Seminar will be held April 11-13, 2019 at the Courtyard Carolina Beach.  SAVE THE DATE!
Click the picture to purchase our new NCPA magnet!

On April 5th, the North Carolina Supreme Court approved an amendment to the Plan for Certified Paralegals that allows a NALA certified paralegal who may not otherwise qualify to sit for the NCCP exam, to now qualify to sit for the NCCP exam.

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Need CPE on Demand?  View Our Online Video Replays!

NCPA is happy to present video replays of our 2014 - 2017 annual seminar sessions.  Each session qualifies for one hour of credit from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification.  NCPA Members and Non-Members are invited to participate. Each session is $10.00 for NCPA Members, and $25.00 for non-members.

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

Want to know what's going on with NCPA and in the paralegal profession?

Read the latest issue of the NCPA FORUM!

Click the images below, or to view past issues, visit our publications page.





Are you currently looking for a job? Are you an employer and looking to hire?  Visit NCPA's career center!



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