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Welcome to the CDPA

The Capital District Paralegal Association, Inc. (CDPA) is a nonprofit association organized to promote and improve:

  • The image of paralegals as professionals within the legal community;
  • Communication among paralegals in the Capital District;
  • Continuing legal education of paralegals; and
  • Public awareness of the role of paralegals within the legal profession.

Membership is open to paralegals, legal assistants, paralegal students, paralegal educators, and paralegal employers throughout the Capital District area.

CDPA is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)  and the Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations (ESAPA).

Fall 2021

To our valued CDPA members,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Capital District Paralegal Association, thank you for your continued support over the years, but especially over 2020 and 2021. Please know that we have resumed in-person events and look forward to our Annual Business Meeting/Holiday event on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Buca di Beppo in Albany. The first 15 paid registrants will receive a special surprise gift. Keep an eye out for a registration email soon. Register to unlock your gift!

Are you interested in serving on the board of CDPA? You will gain valuable professional experience, a great resume builder, and help grow your network of colleagues. Please inquire within!  Any social media influencers out there?  Let’s chat!

Are you interested in professional paralegal certification through credentialing exams offered by NFPA? The Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE)® and the Paralegal CORE Competency Exam (PCCE) are available for independent study. CDPA will arrange a study group periodically, and NFPA offers various on-line study programs with discounts to CDPA members. And ESAPA just recently established the New York State Certified Paralegal Program - a voluntary certification program developed and managed by ESAPA. Please check out https://www.empirestateparalegals.org/certification-nyscp/ for more information.

We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your continued support of CDPA. 

All the best,

Allyssa T. Moody

Allyssa T. Moody, RP®, NYSCP
PACE Registered Paralegal®

New York State Certified Paralegal

Acting President, Capital District Paralegal Association

What's New?

  • CDPA needs you!   If you are interested in getting involved, we encourage you to visit the Member page for more information or the Contact page and send an email to the appropriate address.  
  • Officer and Board Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting in December.  All positions are elected annually.  Do not assume that current Officers/Directors will seek re-election. Please consider volunteering to serve on the Board.
  • Members can access the most recent issue of ParaNews by logging in to the Members' Section.  An archive of past issues is available on the Newsletter Committee page.
  • Have you subscribed to the Question Board and  Job Board? Please login to the Members' Section to view and subscribe to both.

 Serving paralegal professionals in the Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga, New York areas.

CDPA Member Benefits

NFPA Member Benefits

All members of CDPA are also members of NFPA and receive the following benefits:
    • Access to member-only resources on the NFPA website, including networking, online discussions, materials and information.
    • Opportunities to network with paralegals across the country. 

    • Member prices for various NFPA events.

    • Opportunities for involvement in the profession at the national level.
    • For a full listing of benefits, please see the NFPA website and sign in as a member: www.paralegals.org.

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