14th March 2019
The National Association of Licenced Paralegals is pleased to announce the launch of National Paralegal Day.
Today is to celebrate the work that Paralegals do and the contribution they make to the legal profession. Whether they are working within a solicitor’s practice, in house at a large organisation or independently in their practice – Paralegals fill a void that has been created by the reduction in legal aid and the increase in the costs of training to be a lawyer.
Paralegals are often the unsung, unrecognised members of the legal profession – and yet, each year, they help thousands of people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford legal representation. Each year they support solicitors and their teams and help them deliver high quality services to clients, and they work hard within organisations as diverse as local authorities and FTSE100 companies.
So, to celebrate the contribution of Paralegals March 14th is National Paralegal Day, with an inaugural event being held at The House of Commons
National Paralegal Day is an opportunity to celebrate, to network, to meet old friends and new, and to learn more about the role of paralegals within the legal profession. There will also be an awards ceremony to recognise Paralegals who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
The National Association of Licenced Paralegals (NALP) is a non-profit Membership Body and the only Paralegal body that is recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual (the regulator of qualifications in England). Through its training arm, NALP Training, trading as National Paralegal College, accredited recognised professional paralegal qualifications are offered for a career as a paralegal professional.