California Alliance of Paralegal Associations

MISSION STATEMENT: Strength through state-wide alliance providing a voice of leadership in promoting education, voluntary examination, and advancement of the paralegal profession.

CAPA is a statewide non-profit, mutual benefit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the paralegal profession and the proposition that paralegals gain strength through alliance.

CAPA represents California paralegals working in attorney- supervised settings and CAPA supports, encourages, and promotes an active relationship among its affiliated member associations, attorneys, national, state and local Bar Associations, and others in the legal community.

CAPA maintains statewide and national communications for the purpose of keeping all of its members current with information relating to the paralegal profession. CAPA also serves as a forum for the pooling and dissemination of varying opinions and professional experiences.

CAPA affiliated members, by discussion and consensus, work together cooperatively and respectfully to achieve goals and to maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.

In order to maximize paralegals’ knowledge and expertise, CAPA supports formal education, training, continuing education, and voluntary competency testing, including without limitation the California Advanced Specialty examinations.

By networking and sharing reciprocal resources, CAPA’s affiliated associations are presented with opportunities to participate in the development of concepts, issues, and objectives which will shape the direction of the paralegal profession for the ultimate benefit of the legal profession and the California public in general.

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