The Capital District Paralegal Association, Inc. (CDPA) was founded in 1993 as the Albany Legal Assistants Association. Its purpose is to promote communication among paralegals and to promote and improve their image as professionals with the legal community as well as the public. The Association was incorporated in 1996 as a not-for-profit corporation and in 2001 the Association changed its name to the Capital District Paralegal Association, Inc. CDPA is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) as well as the Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (ESAPA).
CDPA is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Past President, and Directors in charge of the Association’s standing committees. CDPA’s standing committees include: Continuing Legal Education, Membership, ESAPA, Events & Publicity, Sponsorship, Newsletter, NFPA Delegates, Pro Bono, Website & Social Media, and Student Affairs.
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CDPA members are bound by the New York Lawyer’s Code of Professional Responsibility, the NFPA Code of Ethics, and any other code adopted by the Association. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Code of Professional Responsibility
Membership is open to paralegals/legal assistants, paralegal students, attorneys and paralegal educators from the Capital District area of New York. CDPA does not exclude or discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicaps or sexual orientation. However, any person who is incarcerated at the time of application or who has been disbarred from the practice of law is not eligible for membership.
Opportunities to network with paralegals across the country.
Member prices for various NFPA events.