Non-Governmental Organizations

Non-Governmental National Organizations

Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) – academic-professional organization for professors of business legal studies.

The ACLU Foundation of FloridaFlorida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), that works daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend  individual rights and personal  freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

ACLU of Michigan – Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), that works daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend  individual rights and personal  freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

ACLU of North CarolinaNorth Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), that works daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend  individual rights and personal  freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Alaska Anchorage Legal Secretaries Association – nonprofit organization of legal secretaries and other legal support staff, chartered by NALS.

Alliance for Justice (AFJ) – association of environmental, civil rights, consumer and women’s organizations dedicated to the survival and growth of public interest advocacy.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) – professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law. Membership includes physicians, criminalists, toxicologists, attorneys, dentists, physical anthropologists, document examiners, engineers, psychiatrists, educators and others who practice and perform research in the many diverse fields relating to forensic science.

American Accounting Association (AAA) – promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research and practice. The Association is a voluntary organization of persons interested in accounting education and research.

American Arbitration Association (AAA) – available to resolve a wide range of disputes  through mediation, arbitration, elections and other out-of-court settlement procedures. That the AAA has flourished for nearly 75 years affirms an unparalleled commitment  to progressive leadership in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and the Association’s facility for change and service innovation.

American Association of Bank Directors(AABD) – is devoted to serving the information, education and advocacy needs of individual bank and savings institution directors.

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)its mission is to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) – dedicated to the professional enhancement of registered nurses practicing in a consulting capacity in the legal field.

American Bankers Association (ABA) represents banks of all sizes on issues of national importance for financial institutions and their customers. The ABA, which was founded in 1875, brings together all categories of banking institutions, including community, regional and money center banks and holding companies, as well as savings associations, trust companies and savings banks.

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) – is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues.

American Board of Certification (ABC) – dedicated to serving the public and  improving the quality of the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law bars. It is the premier certification organization for bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorneys.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)– is the nation’s foremost advocate of individual rights — litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) – purposes are to maintain an association, international in scope, of lawyers skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents; to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility.

Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) – non-profit organization created to support professional law enforcement. Includes library of 18,000 case summaries on police liability, private security law, and jail litigation.

American Judicature Society (AJS)is a nonpartisan organization with a national membership of judges, lawyers, and non- legally trained citizens interested in the administration of justice. Through research, educational programs, and publications the AJS works to maintain the independence and integrity of the courts and to increase public understanding of the justice system.

American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) – is dedicated to the advancement of economic understanding of law and related areas of public policy and regulation.

American Library Association (ALA) – provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) – implements ALA intellectual freedom policies and educates librarians and the public on the importance of intellectual freedom.

American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) – provides high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought to the community of professionals at the nexus of law, health care, and ethics.

Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) – is the country’s leading animal rights law organization working nationally to defend animals from abuse and exploitation. ALDF’s network of attorneys is dedicated to protecting and promoting animal rights.

Arizona Association of Law Libraries (AzALL) -includes federal and state information, court locators, and other legal reference sites.

Arizona Courts Association (ACA)non-profit professional association of members from the Arizona courts.

Arkansas State Board of Law Examiners (ABLL) – provides the requirements and rules governing admission to the Bar of Arkansas, details on the bar exam questions and licensing information.

Association of Boston Law Librarians (ABLL) – to cultivate the science of law librarianship, to develop and increase the usefulness of law libraries and other informational resources and services in the Boston area relating to the practice of law, and to provide a forum for law librarians in the Boston area.

Association for Children for Enforcement of Support (ACES)child support information and links.

Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) – devoted to improving the performance of CLE professionals, education and leadership

Association of Legal Administrators – dedicated to improving the quality of management in legal service organizations, promoting and enhancing the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the management team.

California Association of Legal Document Assistants – (formerly the California Association of Independent Paralegals) encourages high standards of ethical and professional conduct, sponsors educational activities, and develops  mutually beneficial networks among its members.

California Association of Realtors (CAR) – is a trade association  representing some 92,000 real estate agents statewide, subscribing to a strict code of ethics and providing access to numerous services and programs to enhance professionalism.

California Background Investigators Association (CIBA) –  committed to serving the police / fire agency background investigator with up to date information regarding new regulations and policies as outlined by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), in Sacramento.

Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) – works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical  solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies.

Central Connecticut Paralegal Association (CCPA) – promotes the common business interests of persons engaged in the paralegal profession; offers continuing legal education to paralegals; evaluates and defines paralegal roles in various sectors delivering legal services and educates both employers and consumers in these roles.

Central Florida Association of Law Libraries (CFALL) – is an association of law librarians and those interested in law librarianship in West Central Florida, committed to providing leadership in the field of legal information and cultivating a spirit of cooperation among the association’s members.

Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association (CPPA) – promotes, protects, and advances the paralegal profession and its interests through fostering creative expansion of paralegal roles, offers continuing education to paralegals as well as education of employers and consumers in the use of paralegals and encourages communication between individual paralegals and paralegal associations regarding developments in the profession.

Children’s Protection and Advocacy Coalition – dedicated to children’s rights.

Cincinnati Paralegal Association (CPA) – promotes the paralegal profession, provides seminars for the continuing legal education of paralegals, acts as a forum for the exchange of information, and articipates in local and national issues that affect the profession.

Cleveland Association of Paralegals, Inc. (CAP) – its goals are further development of the paralegal profession and the establishment of a communication network for the paralegals community-wide.

Cleveland Law Library Association – established by leading members of the bar in Cuyahoga County for the promotion of the science of the law, the Cleveland Law Library is one of the largest membership law libraries in the United States. By statute, it is also the County Law Library, serving the public bar in Cuyahoga County.

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) – public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society.

Connecticut Association of Paralegals (CAP) – promotes the development of the paralegal profession; and maintains academic relationships with legal assistant training programs in the state of Connecticut.

The Constitution Society – non-profit organization dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government. It publishes documentation, engages in litigation, and organizes local citizens groups to work for reform.

Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey (COANJ) – a cooperative effort among the Sheriffs, County Clerks, Surrogates and Registers of Deeds and Mortgages of the 21 counties of the State of New Jersey to improve services rendered to their respective counties.

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) – a non-profit organization to improve the quality and increase the quantity of legal resources for parents of children with disabilities.

Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA) – its mission is to promote the professional objectives and goals of paralegals; encourage,  promote and conduct programs of continuing legal education and professional development; adopt codes of ethics and standards of conduct governing its members; and promote the advancement of professionalism for paralegals.

Dayton Law Library Association –  operates and maintains the law library for the Dayton Bar Association.

Greater Dayton Paralegal Association (GDPA) – provides a forum for the exchange of information for members; educates members and informs attorneys and students as to paralegal uses and roles; acts as a liaison between bar associations and the paralegal community and maintains a high level of professional standards and ethics among its members and within the legal community.

Delaware Board of Bar Examiners – bar examination results, Board rules, FAQs.

Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education – oversees continuing legal education requirements for the Delaware State Bar.

Domestic Relations Association of Pennsylvania (DRAP) – composed of child support professionals representing each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties dedicated to improving child support services.

Education Law Association (ELA) – a non-profit, non-advocacy organization that promotes interest in and understanding of the legal framework of education and the rights of students, parents, school boards and school employees.

Einstein Institute for Science, Health and the Courts (EINSHAC) – to provide the judicial branch with knowledge tools related to civil and criminal justice proceedings involving evidence from the genetic sciences and from new discoveries and technologies in the environmental and neurosciences.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – non-profit, non-partisan organization working in the public interest to protect fundamental civil liberties, including privacy and freedom of expression in the arena of computers and the Internet.

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) – public interest research center that focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and Constitutional values.

Florida Association of Paralegals, Inc. – dedicated to the recognition and advancement of the paralegal profession.

Florida Board of Bar Examiners – offers information on the administration of the General Bar Examination and on the process of a background investigation that assess the applicant’s technical competence, fitness and character for admission to the bar.

The Florida Law Related Education Association, Incpromotes public education of laws, legal process and the role of the citizen in American democracy.

Forensic Consultants Association Orange County (FCAOC) – dedicated to the professional development, ethics, and promotion of forensic consultants in all fields of discipline.

Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) – mission is to inform all Americans about their rights, powers and responsibilties when serving as trial jurors.

Georgia Association of Paralegals, Inc. (GAP) – mission is to enhance the role of paralegals in the legal profession,  to improve the working conditions of paralegals  and to maintain a continuing relationship with bar associations throughout the state.

Georgia Indigent Defense Council (GIDC) – assures the provision of representation and to improve the quality of that representation for indigent persons who are charged in the criminal courts or who are parties to actions in the juvenile courts of Georgia.

Hawaii Paralegals Association (HPA) – maintains high standards of performance in the paralegal profession; promotes awareness and educates the community regarding the effective use of paralegals, and fosters communication, education and understanding among members of the legal profession and the community.

Houston Association of Legal Secretaries (HALS) – committed to delivering quality legal services through continuing education and increased professionalism, promoting a standard for members and recognition in the legal profession through the certification program, and providing networking opportunities for members.

Idaho Association of County Juvenile Justice Administrators (IACJJA) – improving the administration of juvenile justice in Idaho.

Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges (IAALJ) – dedicated to the maintanace of the highest professional standards of justice and public service by those presiding over administrative tribunals in Illinois.

Indiana Paralegal Association (IPA) – encourages a higher order of ethical and professional attainment, furthers education and training among members of the profession, and cooperates and fosters working relationships with bar associations and other professional organizations.

Institute for Criminal Justice Education (ICJE) is a nonprofit Alabama corporation which provides training, develops courses and distributes research material relating to investigation, management  and technology in the criminal justice arena.

Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)– the only association that represents the interests of all owners of intellectual property.

Iowa Association of Legal Assistants (IALA) – promotes the advancement of the legal assistant profession in the State of Iowa through encouragement of high ethical and professional standards and provides access to information and education for legal assistants, other legal professionals and especially for members of IALA.

Kansas Association of Legal Assistants (KALA) – promotes  the advancement of the legal assistant profession in the State of Kansas through encouragement of high ethical and professional standards and provides access to information and education for legal assistants.

Kansas Paralegal Association (KPA) – is a non-profit, professional organization that affirms the paralegal profession as an independent, self-directed profession in affiliation with the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) and maintains working relationships with state and local bar associations, KPA provides a local forum for exchange of ideas, creative development, continuing education, and promotes recognition of the profession as an integral partner in the delivery of legal services.

Kentucky Association of Administrative Adjudicators – formed for the promotion and furtherance of the place and function of administrative adjudicatory officials, and the establishment of tribunals to afford fair procedure in administrative hearings of all kinds in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners – administration of the General Bar Examination and the processing of a background investigation to assess the applicant’s technical competence, fitness and character for admission to the bar.

Kentucky Chapter of ACLU – Kentucky chapter of the (ACLU), that works daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend  individual rights and personal  freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. – the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

The Legal Aid Society Of New York – is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of legal services to the indigent.

The Legal Marketing Association (LMA) – is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to providing its members with professional support and education as well as opportunities for intellectual and practical information exchange in the field of legal marketing.

Legal Secretaries, Incorporated (LSI) – has served legal secretaries and law office support staff in California with a variety of educational programs and services.

Liberty Counsel – a non-profit civil liberties education and legal defense organization established to preserve religious freedom.

Louisiana Association of Administrative Law Judges (LAALJ) – dedicated to the highest professional standards of justice and public service by those presiding over administrative tribunals in Louisiana.

Louisiana Notary Association – official organization for commissioned notaries in the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana State Paralegal Association (LSPA) – dedicated to the advancement and betterment of the paralegal profession throughout the state of Louisiana and in general.

Manhattan Paralegal Association (MPA) – encourages a higher order of professional ethics and knowledge, promotes the utilization of paralegals, assists in the area paralegal educational programs, and improves relations between paralegals and the legal community.

Massachusetts Paralegals Association (MPA) – to promote high professional and ethical standards in the education, training and employment of paralegals.

Memphis Paralegal Association (MPA)promotes the paralegal profession in Memphis and the surrounding areas; advances the educational standards of the profession; and educates employers regarding the role of paralegals.

Michiana Paralegals Association (MPA) – promotes the professional and business interests of persons engaging in the paralegal profession.

Michigan Council of Private Investigators (MCPI)seeks to inform, educate, and network within it’s membership and beyond and to enhance the quality of investigative work.

Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA) – promotes a high standard of professionalism to the legal community as well as the general public; encourages communication among paralegals and related organizations; and supports the ongoing education of paralegals.

Missouri Association of Legal Secretaries (MALS) – sponsors a wide variety of programs and activities throughout the year designed to increase the effectiveness, expertise and skills of legal secretaries, legal assistants, and other non-attorney personnel and provides continuing legal education.

Monroe County Assigned Counsel Program (ACP) – helps to provide private counsel represent clients in instances where the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office has a conflict of interest and cannot represent the client.

The National Association of Administrative Law Judges (NAALJ)working to improve the administrative adjudication process, with educational programs and publications as resources for administrative adjudicators seeking professional development.

National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) – is a national association of independent licensed tax professionals called Enrolled Agents (EA). The association is dedicated to helping its members maintain the highest level of knowledge, skills and professionalism in all areas of taxation, so that their members may most effectively represent the needs of their clients.

National Association for Law Placement (NALP) – serves as the premier source of information for legal career planning and recruitment. NALP’s mission is to meet the needs of all participants in the legal employment process for information, coordination and standards.

National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL) – is the country’s leading organization engaged in organizing, training and supporting  public service-minded law students, and is the national leader in creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs.

National Association for Rights Protection & Advocacy (NARPA) – is dedicated to promoting those policies and pursuing those strategies that represent the preferred options of people who have been labeled mentally disabled. NARPA is committed to advocating the abolishing of all forced treatment laws.

National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE) – publishes two journals, the Journal of Forensic Economics and the Litigation Economics Digest. These journals publish articles of interest to economists, accountants, finance and business professionals, vocational counselors, lawyers, and actuaries engaged in such fields as business valuation, commercial litigation, employment litigation, and personal injury and wrongful death torts.

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) – is the leading professional association for legal assistants, providing continuing education and professional certification programs for paralegals.

National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) –  is a national professional  organization committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in the legal search field.

National Association of Legal Secretaries (NALS) – dedicated to enhancing the competencies and contributions of members in the legal services profession.

NALS of Pennsylvania – provides the opportunity to improve individual performance of the legal professional by providing members opportunites to enhance their knowledge through continuing legal education, certification, and networking.

National Association of Guardians ad Litem (NAGALRO) – promotes good practice, provides support and advice to individual guardians, makes links with other professionals working with children, provides professional insurance coverage and produces a quarterly journal.

National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) – is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting patent practitioners and those working in the field of patent law in matters relating to patent law, its practice, and technological advances.

National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) – the oldest professional, non-partisan organization of major public officials in the United States. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information among the Secretaries and a mechanism to encourage formal and informal cooperation between state governments.

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) – (formerly the National Association of State Information Resource Executives or NASHIRE) represents state chief information officers and information resource executives and managers from the 50 states, six U. S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State members are senior officials from any of the three branches of state government who have executive- level and statewide responsibility for information resource management.

National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) – certifies trial lawyers in  the areas of Civil, Criminal, and Family Law. NBTA certification  is a credential above and beyond a license to practice law.

National Capital Area Paralegal Association (NCAPA) – promotes and protects the general professional interests of paralegals in the DC Metro area.

National Congress for Fathers and Children (NCFC) – provides information about fathers rights and divorce reform and also provides law reform resources for attorneys representing fathers.

National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association – provides leadership for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs across the country (also known as Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Programs), the Association stages an annual conference, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and promotes CASA through public relations efforts. National CASA offers consultation and resources that help start CASA programs and provides vital assistance to established programs.

National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) dedicated to improving the competencies and opportunities for paralegals.

National Jewish Law Students Association (NJLSA) – the national umbrella organization for over 100 chapters at law schools across the United States

National Law Firm Marketing Association (LMA) – serving the needs and maintaining the standards of those engaged in developing and marketing programs for law firms.

National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) – nationwide network of persons, programs and organizations committed to equal access to justice for the poor.

National Notary Association (NNA)includes news, action programs, events calendar, training seminars and more.

National Paralegal Association (NPA)– provides services to paralegal students, law firm paralegals, corporate paralegals, independent paralegals, paralegal schools and firms offering services to the profession.

National Resource Center for Consumers of Legal Services (NRCCLS) – provides technical assistance to organizations and individuals in establishing and operating legal services plans.

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. – a non-profit organization providing free legal aid nationwide to thousands of employees whose human and civil rights have been violated.

Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center (NDALC) – Nevada’s federally mandated protection and advocacy system for the human, legal, and service rights for individuals with disabilities.

New Haven County Association of Paralegals (NH-CAP) – promotes the professional and business interests of persons engaging in the paralegal profession.

New Jersey State Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) – helps lawyers and judges increase their professional competence, become more proficient in certain areas of the law, and keep abreast of current developments in the law.

New Orleans Paralegal Association (NOPA) – maintains high standards of performance in the paralegal profession; informs members of developments in the paralegal profession; and encourages and provides continuing education for paralegals.

New York Bar Fund – protects legal consumers from dishonest conduct in the practice of law, preserves the integrity of the bar, safeguards the good name of lawyers for their honesty in handling client money, and promotes public confidence in the administration of justice in the Empire State. – an on-line community for NJ Paralegals to find jobs, schools, directories, newsletter, career advice and so much more.

North Carolina Foster Parents Association (NCFPA) – promotes quality foster and adoptive services through collaborative advocacy, education, resources, and networking.

Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association (NIPA) – promotes growth, development and education in the paralegal profession; provides support to paralegals through networking, education and the job bank; promotes paralegals and the profession to the community; and represents and provides support services for paralegals working in Northeast Indiana.

Northeast Ohio Paralegal Association (NOPA) – to uphold a high standard of ethical and professional conduct, providing educational opportunities to further enhance the profession, and serving the community.

The Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL) – regional chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Ohio Clerk of Courts Association – association of county clerks who work to assist clerks in all counties, to exercise infuluence in legislation that affects county clerks, and to provide better service to citizens through monthly meetings and education in current and relevant technology.

Oklahoma Indigent Defense System (OIDS) – implements the Indigent Defense Act by providing trial, appellate, and post-conviction criminal defense services to persons who have been judicially determined to be entitled to legal counsel at state’s expense. The mission of the System is to provide indigents with legal representation comparable to that obtainable by those who can afford counsel and to do so in the most cost effective manner possible.

Orange County Paralegal Association (OCPA) – advances the paralegal’s knowledge and professional skills through on-going education, training and experience; encourages and promotes the role of  paralegals as a vital part of the legal team; seeks a more cohesive and active relationship between paralegals and attorneys; and monitors the development of the paralegal profession.

Oregon Association of Administrative Law Judges (OAALJ) – administrative law judges, hearing officers and others interested in promoting standards of excellence and fairness in administrative law processes.

Oregon Paralegal Association (OPA) – advances and promotes the professional, ethical and educational standards of paralegals; encourages and promotes continuing legal education (CLE); upholds and elevates the standards of honor, integrity, and courtesy in the legal profession.

Palmetto Paralegals Association – mission and goals are to encourage professional growth through educational and ethical guidelines, while providing a forum of communication and a network of support for its members based in Columbia, South Carolina.

Paralegal Association of Central Ohio (PACO) – PACO’s goals are to serve the needs and the interests of paralegals in the Central Ohio area, to maintain a high degree of professional standards and ethics among members and within the legal community, to promote good relationships with local, state and national associations and the judicial system, to uphold and promote the Code of Ethics of the Association, and to assist and better serve the public through community involvement.

Paralegal Association of New Hampshire (PANH) – is dedicated to the development of the paralegal profession, and to building communication bridges with other paralegal associations and maintaining a mutually  beneficial working relationship with local and national bar associations, educational institutions, and businesses serving the legal community.

Paralegal Association of Rochester – local member of the National Federatiom of Paralegal Associations, dedicated to the development of the paralegal profession.

Pennsylvania Association of Legal Secretaries – providing members opportunites to enhance their knowledge through continuing legal education, certification, and networking.

Phi Alpha Delta – is a professional service organization composed of pre-law students, law students, legal educators, attorneys, judges, and government officials. It promotes professional competency and achievement within the legal profession. It is also the first law fraternity to admit women.

The Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association (GPLLA) – promotes law librarianship, develops and increases the usefulness of law libraries, cultivates the science of law librarianship and  fosters a spirit of cooperation among the members of the profession.

Pinellas County Police Benevolent Association – Association of Florida law enforcement officers

Pittsburgh Paralegals Association (PPA) – promotes the professional development and continuing education of paralegals.

Practising Law Institute (PLI)is a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933. PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques which are critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge.

Private Citizen, Inc.- members use statutory and contract law to abate telemarketing-nuisance calls and junk mail

Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS) – features resource lists, code of ethics, member information and more.

Public Law Research Institute (PLRI) – analyzes legal issues that currently confront California’s state and local governments. This website tries to make available the non-proprietary results of that research to the general public.

Public Utility Law Project (PULP) – non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal service to residential, low-income, utility customers. Site includes a library with comments and briefs on issues affecting low income energy and telecommunications consumers in New York.

Rhode Island Paralegal Association (RIPA) – works to enhance the recognition of the paralegal profession within the legal community.

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) – a non-profit legal organization dedicated to the study of the legal systems and issues affecting mineral and water resources.

Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association – mission is to act as a forum for the interchange of ideas relative to the education, training and function of the paralegal; to promote the continuing legal education of paralegals and inform members of developments in the profession; and to promote and expand the use of paralegals in all areas of law.

Sacramento Association of Legal Assistants (SALA) – fosters and promotes standards of the legal assistant and the profession; cooperates in and offers education for legal assistants; increases attorney and public awareness of the role of the legal assistant in the delivery of legal services; and gathers, receives, studies and disseminates information concerning legal assistants.

Sacramento Legal Secretaries Association (SLSA) – purpose is to further knowledge of law and its procedures, promote a high standard of ethics, encourage a statewide networking system, and advance the interests of our members and the legal community.Regional chapter.

San Francisco Paralegal Association (SFPA) – to enable paralegals to enhance their professional development and to support the expansion of the delivery of legal services in an economic and efficient manner.

Sierra Club Oregon Chapter – local chapter of the national organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions–legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.

South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators, Inc. (SCALI) – to further educate and advance the professionalism of the investigative industry, to provide educational seminars and workshops, and to exchange experiences and to meet others in the investigative field.

South Carolina Commission on CLE & Specialization – sets the standard and procedures for continuing legal education and legal specialization.

South Jersey Paralegal Association (SJPA) – expanding the recognition of the paralegal profession, providing professional support, promoting continuing legal education, facilitating improvements in paralegal education programs and promoting the paralegal image.

The Southern California Association of Law Libraries – regional chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)responds to the growing interest in mediation as a profession and mediation as an effective adjunct or alternative to other forms of problem solving. It also features a newsletter, guidelines for professional standards, job opportunities and more.

Southern Tier Paralegal Association (STPA) – to promote professional development through continuing legal education and to enhance the recognition of the paralegal profession within the legal community.

State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM) – to represent and act as the exclusive bargaining agent for all members, to promote and develop a friendly and fraternal spirit among all members, to mitigate the hazards of our work, and to preserve and foster good- will with the citizens and agencies of the government concerned with the state police.

Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF), The False Claims Act Legal Centerdedicated to combating fraud against the Federal Government through the promotion of the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act and the filing of whistleblower lawsuits. Qui tam is a unique mechanism in the law that allows persons with evidence of fraud against federal programs or contracts to sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the Government.

Texas Association of Legal Secretaries (TALs) – further knowledge of the law and uphold its honor and dignity; stimulate a high order of business and professional attainment; establish good fellowship among its members; create and maintain a high standard of ethics among its members; and promote the interests of legal support staff.

Texas Association of Professional Administrative Adjudicators (TAPAA) – established to foster, advocate and to advance the field of administrative law and adjudication, to improve the preparation and issuance of decisions and to maintain the highest professional standards of judicial decorum and fair and impartial procedure under law.

Treatment Advocacy Center – a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating legal and clinical barriers to timely and humane treatment for Americans with severe brain disorders who are not receiving appropriate medical care.

Tri- County Paralegal Association (TCPA) – located in Charleston, SC the TCPA works to advance the paralegal profession by providing networking opportunities, sponsoring continuing education events and through community service projects. The sire includes links to articles from their newsletter, local information, contacts and resources.

West/Rock Paralegal Association – to provide our members with an opportunity for networking among their peers and others in the legal community, continuing legal education,  and knowledge of the local, state, and national issues affecting all paralegals (such as licensing, regulation and UPL).