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. Our next meeting will be held on May 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. We offer a call in option if you are unable to attend in person . To accomodate our members throghout the state the meeting will be held at two locations in Long Island and Manhattan

Please contact greaternypa@gmail.com for details.