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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, networking, and continuing legal education of paralegals in the Western New York area. Throughout its forty-five 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. 

WNYPA is committed to advancing, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging to ensure it is built on the strengths  and talents of all its members.  We believe that the collaboration of various perspectives and voices creates a stronger, more effective legal community that can better serve its members.

Greetings from the WNYPA Board!

If you have forgotten your password and cannot reset it, your e-mail address on file may be outdated.  Please e-mail wnypa.membership@gmail.com and provide a current e-mail address so your file can be updated.  We encourage members to utilize a personal e-mail address in lieu of a business/work e-mail address.  Thank you.

We ask that you update your profile in the Member Directory section of the website in the event there has been a change to same so that we are assured we have current contact information to provide you with notices of events and updates in the legal community.

Please continue to check the WNYPA website for updates and announcements.





ESAPA is rolling out the New York State Certified Paralegal program.  Attached please find a posting, "News from ESAPA", regarding the NYSCP program:

21.04.17 NEWS FROM ESAPA.pdf


MONTHLY WNYPA Continuing Legal Education Until further notice, our monthly CLE seminars are 100% virtual for viewing from the comfort of your own home or office. Check out our newest CLE offerings and register via email.  FREE to WNYPA Members.  HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR A CLE TOPIC?  Feel free to email our Director of Programming, Lynda Wilcox at wnypa.programming@gmail.com.

GET INVOLVED and JOIN our Social Committee!  We welcome members to join our fun/social committee which meets as needed to brainstorm, create, and host monthly social events.  We welcome any social event ideas you may have at anytime.  To join our committee or to suggest an idea, please email Teresa Joudrey at wnypa.technology@gmail.com.

Have you "LIKED" WNYPA'S Facebook Page Yet? We encourage all members to "like" our Facebook page to stay the most current on all things WNYPA. See the Facebook link below.

Did you know that you can subscribe to current JOB ALERTS through our WNYPA website? If you navigate to the job board please select the subscribe button at the top of the page. You will receive a weekly email re-capping all job posted that week.  

FREE TO MEMBERS/SPONSORS:  Monthly social events are an excellent way to network, learn and connect with your colleagues in the profession and in the legal field.  Check your emails for monthly invites with event details.

GET INVOLVED and JOIN our Board of Directors!  We welcome voting members to apply to be a WNYPA Board Member.   If you have any questions concerning the nomination process or would like to learn about the roles and responsibilities of a Director or Officer for the WNYPA, please contact Janet Beamer at janetbeamer@yahoo.com or 716-479-5750.

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

  Monthly General Meetings currently held VIRUTALLY via ZOOM, until further notice.

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

  Access to employment opportunities

  A compiled list of useful resources

  Invitation to monthly social events

  Networking opportunities

  VOTING Members have the opportunity to be nominated for Board member roles

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