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Western New York Paralegal Association

The Western New York Paralegal Association, Inc. (WNYPA) is a voluntary, nonprofit association formed in 1976 to promote the professional development and continuing legal education of paralegals in the Western New York area. Over our forty-year history, the Association has worked toward its additional goals of maintaining high ethical standards for paralegals, educating the Western New York legal and business communities in the effective utilization of paralegals, and promoting consumer awareness of the role of paralegals within the legal system. 

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Member Spotlight

Maureen Razmus


The WNYPA 2018 holiday charity, Buffalo City Mission, was nominated by WNYPA member, Maureen Razmus.  After seeing a news article on the needs of the Buffalo City Mission, Maureen prepared the nomination to submit to the WNYPA Board. 

Maureen is currently a paralegal at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC in their downtown Buffalo office and has been a member of WNYPA for the past couple of years.  Prior to working at Bond, Schoeneck & King (and previously at Jaeckle Fleischmann before it became part of Bond), she worked for twelve years at Kennedy, Stoeckl & Martin, a small law firm in downtown Buffalo.  Her work mainly consisted of corporate work for nonprofits and charities, real estate transactions, and other general practice.  At Bond, Schoeneck & King, Maureen continues to perform real estate and corporate work for charities and nonprofits as well as a paralegal in the Trust & Estates Department.  Maureen is a graduate of Canisius College and enjoys traveling, genealogy, and attending musicals. 

The WNYPA Board extends a thank you to Maureen for participating in WNYPA events and for this year’s charity nomination.


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  WNYPA is comprised of practicing and non-practicing Paralegals and  Legal Assistants; with a growing number of student members.

  Monthly General Meetings located in downtown Buffalo.

  We're proud to offer our members CLE opportunities at no additional cost

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