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. We have regular meetings both on Long Island and in Manhattan. In addition, we host exciting legal events including special speakers, career assistance and sponsorship of socially conscious programs.

  Please join us for our next instalment of the Symposium Series on November 6 at 6:00 p.m. titled :

"To Westlaw and Beyond"

Place: Suffolk County Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood NY 11717, Captree Buildin Room 114

Please contact for details.