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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. 

Upcoming events

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.

2019 Annual Convention and Policy Meeting

 October 10 - 13 at Hyatt Regency

Rochester, New York hosted by

Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc.

"Continued Focus on Legal Rights"




for additional information. 





Buckfire & Buckfire PC Paralegal Scholarship

Buckfire & Buckfire PC out of Michigan has announced their first annual scholarship program which is is open to paralegal students enrolled in a 2019 semester.

The scholarship will award $1,000.00 to one student selected bytheir selection committee.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: US Citizen currently attending a paralegal education program with in the US, have completed at least one semester of the program with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Application Requirements include: Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application form and a 500-750 word typed essay describing their goals, how they how to achieve them and any adversity you may encounter reaching these goals. Essay is to include your degree/major, why you chose it and how it will help achieve your goals.

Deadline to apply is October 1, 2019 and the scholarship will be awarded on November 1, 2019.

Please see their website for additional details and application: www.buckfirelaw.com

Good Luck!

**WNYPA is not associated nor affilaited with Buckfire & Buckfire PC.

Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc


One of the responsibilities of The Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (“ESAPA”) is to promote and work to advance the paralegal profession in New York State.  We would appreciate if you would please take a few minutes to complete the survey before September 5, 2019 via the link included in this email.  It is important for us, to know the opinion of paralegals/legal assistants working in New York State.  Please forward this link to your colleagues, in case they have not received it directly, so we can hear from them too.  

Thank you for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact the ESAPA President.



Beth Bialis, RP®

ESAPA President


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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

  Access to employment opportunities

  A compiled list of useful resources

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