Welcome to PAR

The Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc. (PAR) is a not-for-profit organization serving paralegals and the legal community of the Greater Rochester Area since 1975.

Membership is open to qualifying paralegals, legal assistants, paralegal students, paralegal educators, and others throughout the Greater Rochester Area. For more information, please visit our Membership page.


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

PAR News

  • PAR 2022 Paralegal of the Year:  Amy Demanchick of Adams Leclair LLP.  Amy will be presented her award at PAR's Annual Meeting on May 25, 2022.
  • PAR 2021-2022 Scholarship PAR's $500 Scholarship recipient is Miguel Munoz. Congratulations Miguel! 
  • PAR Continuing Legal Education Classes Due to the effects of COVID-19 we have had to rethink how we present these to our members. Our CLE seminars are currently 100% virtual for viewing from the comfort of your own home or office. Check out our newest CLE offerings and register on the events page. 
  • Have you "LIKED" PAR's Facebook Page Yet? We are encouraging all members to "like" our Facebook page to stay the most current on all things PAR. Click the "like" button below!
  • Did you know that you can subscribe to job alerts through our website? If you navigate to the job board please select the subscribe button at the top of the page. You will receive a weekly email re-capping all job posted that week.  
    PAR 2020-2021 Scholarships PAR's $450 Scholarship recipient is Kathleen Delaney. The 2020-2021 PAR Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship of $450 was awarded to Amber Jones. Congratulations recipients! 

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    What is a Paralegal?
    As defined by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), a Paralegal is a person, qualified through education, training or work experience to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer. This person may be retained or employed by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency or other entity or may be authorized by administrative, statutory or court authority to perform this work. Substantive shall mean work requiring recognition, evaluation, organization, analysis, and communication of relevant facts and legal concepts.

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