On January 30, 1988, five NYS paralegal associations met in Binghamton and formed the "Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations" ("ESAPA"). Associations in attendance were from Long Island,Manhattan,Buffalo,Binghamton and Rochester. The statewide alliance arose from the need to strengthen the paralegal profession in NYS through networking. Issues and concerns of each association were discussed by representatives in attendance and the following goals were established:
Network with established paralegal associations across NYS
Outreach to aid new and growing associations
Develop working relationships with local bar associations, paralegal associations and other law-related entities
Establish criteria for curricula of paralegal education programs
Keep informed on paralegal issues at local, state and national levels
Monitor legislative issues affecting the paralegal profession
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Contact your local association for further details regarding the next scheduled ESAPA meeting.
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