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 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! 
  • PAR 45th Anniversary Giveaway Did you know that the Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc. has been around for 45 years? To commemorate this special milestone PAR is offering a complimentary wine glass to current and former members and current sponsors! You must register on the Events page to receive a glass.
  • PAR Continuing Legal Education Classes are back!                   We know it's been a while, but PAR CLEs are back! Due to the effects of COVID-19 we have had to rethink how we present these to our members. Our CLE seminars will now be 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. 
  • Are you a member of PAR's book club? We are currently reading Think Like a Monk, by Jay Shetty. We not only read and discuss a new book every month, there are some really cool giveaways in the works. To join please register on our Event 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.  

    Upcoming events

    PAR Calendar

      • September 28, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Virtually via Zoom


      Presented by:

      Lauren VanCott

      Angels of Mercy

      Please click here for details.

      Tuesday, September 28, 2021

      Noon - 1:00 p.m.

      Via Zoom

      Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE Credit

      Price: $5.00 Member and $15.00 Non-Member


      Register online and pay or mail check payable to "PAR" no later than September 24, 2021 to:

      PAR Attn.: Treasurer, PO Box 20106, Rochester, NY 14602

      You are NOT registered until you have received an email confirmation of payment received.  Zoom invite will be sent to confirmed registrants prior to the event.  Zoom invite is for registrant only and may not be shared.

      CANCELLATION POLICY:  To receive a refund, any cancellation request must be received within three (3) business day of the CLE.  Any cancellation request with less than three (3) business days of the CLE date will not be refunded.  To cancel, email PARoc.Education@gmail.com and PARoc.Treasurer@gmail.com.

      • September 30, 2021
      • 4:00 PM
      • Shadow Lake Golf Club, 1850 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY 14526
      • 21
      Registration is closed


       Par for PAR!

         Fifth Annual Nine and Dine at Shadow Lake Golf Club 

      Proceeds to benefit Empire Justice Center

      When: Thursday, September 30, 2021         

      Where: Shadow Lake, 1850 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY 14526

      Cost: $65 includes 9 holes with cart and dinner; $35 for dinner only.*

      Event is rain or shine.  No refunds will be issued.   

      Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.  Best ball format with a 4:00 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

      Please join us for a cash bar after your round and a chance to win a prize! Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the event (cash only).

      RSVP by September 21, 2021.  No refunds will be issued after September 21, 2021.  Space is limited and registration cannot be extended so register today!

      Complete your registration online and pay online or make checks payable to "PAR" and mailed to Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc., Attn.: PAR Treasurer, PO Box 20106, Rochester, NY 14602 to be received no later than September 27, 2021.

      Sponsorships available: Hole Sign ($100), Welcome Bags ($150 -1 available), Prizes ($200-1 available) and Table Sign ($25).  See flyer here for more information.  Graphics must be "camera-ready" (.jpg format).  Email PARoc.NFPAPrimary@gmail.com with questions, for further information or to reserve your sponsorship no later than September 21, 2021.  

      For questions regarding the event, or to donate a basket to raffle, please email PARoc.NFPAPrimary@gmail.com.       

       * PAR is aware of COVID protocols and we always strive to achieve necessary levels of social distancing, as needed.  Depending on regulations and CDC guidelines at the time of this event, masks may be required regardless of vaccination status and we reserve the right to refuse participation based on refusal to wear a mask, if required.  If participation is refused on the date of event due to a participant's refusal to comply with protocols, registration fees will not be refunded.  Please have a mask available on the date of event.  Two days prior to or upon signing in at the event, we will advise as to the current mask-wearing protocols.  Thank you for your understanding during these ever changing times.


    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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