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Ethical Standards

Paralegals must maintain ethical standards. Here, you will find the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility (2022), NFPA Ethics Publications, NFPA Informal Ethics and Disciplinary Opinions, and Non-NFPA Legal Ethics Resources.


Paralegal Certifications

There are recognized organizations such as the  National Federation of Paralegal Association (NFPA), National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), and NALS that issue certifications or competency verifications for paralegals. These organizations and a comparison of their certification exam requirements are located at the following link:

Also, see  the American Bar Association’s document on this topic.

Paralegal Regulation by State

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt information

Access the link below for information regarding exempt and non-exempt positions.  

American Bar Association Student Membership

Access the link below for information on free ABA membership for paralegal students.