Paralegals and legal assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.


Paralegals have a median pay of $49,500 per year or $23.50 per hour nationwide. This can vary depending upon location. As of 2014, there were 279,500 paralegal jobs in the U.S. From 2014-2024 there will be an additional 21,200 paralegal positions added. 

Information and statistics according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


As an affiliate of NALA we strive to provide many presentations and programs designed for paralegals on every level from students to experienced professionals.

Thank you for visiting the Greater New York Paralegal Association. We hope you will explore our website and potentially become a member. In addition, we host exciting legal events including special speakers, career assistance and sponsorship of socially conscious programs. Join us on October 15 at 6:30 p.m. for our annual meeting via Zoom and featuring guest speaker Eda Rosa, Freelance Paralegal, owner of Eda Rosa LLC offering freelance legal assistant services based in Florida. She is going to share her story about starting her own company and her success in the paralegal industry.

Zoom ID: 838 4185 8320

Passcode: 955704