Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals
Welcome to the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals
Are you interested in a challenging but rewarding career in the legal field? Do you enjoy a fast paced work environment that employs organization skills, critical thinking and problem solving? These are some of the qualities that our members bring to their job in law firms, corporate offices, court houses, law enforcement, and at all levels of government. We are proud of our profession and the contribution we bring to the legal community as well as our contribution to access to justice.
The Association was originally formed in 1981 to provide recognition for Legal Assistants who wanted to be accredited for the independent work they performed. Senior legal assistants, with their vast knowledge and experience, filled an important support role of performing legal services as paralegals.
Our modern Association consists of both Legal Assistants and Paralegals working under the supervision of a lawyer, judge or justice.
The objectives and goals of AAPP are to provide and maintain an organization for Paralegals; to promote professional unity and mutual assistance amongst Paralegals; and to promote ongoing educational opportunities. The mission is to become recognized for the work that Paralegals do and the knowledge that they have.
Providing assistance and support for Alberta's Paralegals