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The Delaware Paralegal Association (DPA) is a comprehensive resource to paralegals in the state of Delaware. Providing a complete network of employment, educational, and pro bono opportunities to its over 200 members, DPA is committed to promoting and maintaining high standards within the legal community of the first state.

 A paralegal is a person qualified by education or work experience who is authorized to perform tasks requiring substantive legal knowledge that would otherwise by law, rule or ethics be performed exclusively by an attorney.

 We invite you to explore the resources and opportunities offered to paralegals by the Delaware Paralegal Association.


To promote and maintain high standards and ethics in the profession, to provide a forum for the exchange of information about the profession, to enhance the role of paralegals in the legal community and to encourage the continuing legal education of paralegals. 


Please renew your membership online by clicking the "Renew" button in your Member Profile.  To get to your profile, click on your name at the top of the web page.  Under the Profile tab you will see a gray box that says "Renew to July 01, 2023" next to "Renewal due on."

Upcoming events

    • June 12, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • McGlynns Pub, 800 N. State Street, Dover DE 19901

    • June 13, 2023
    • 6:35 PM
    • 801 Shipyard Dr, Wilmington, DE 19801
    • 7
    • June 14, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Del Pez Mexican Gastropub, 400 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
    • 7

    • June 15, 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sheraton Suites- Downtown Wilmington

    CLE #1: 9:30am - 10:30am – Our first CLE, “Let's Get Technical: Data Security for Law Firms”, will be presented by Kevin Fox & Christa Chakejian from Veritext.  (CLE Credit:1 Ethics)

    CLE #2: 10:45am - 11:45am – For our second CLE, "And That's The Paralegal 'Tea': Sexual Harrassment & Discrimination in the Workplace, Legalization of Marijuana in Delaware, and AI chatGPT" will be presented by Kate Butler, Esquire. (CLE Credit:1 Standard)

    Buffet Lunch to be served including:

    Caesar Salad with Creamy Caesar Dressing

    Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

    Chicken Marsala

    Baked Ziti or Penne Vodka 

    Chef’s Selection of Seasonal Vegetables

    Oven Roasted Potatoes

    Chef’s Selection of Dessert

    Assorted Rolls & Butter

    Freshly brewed Starbucks regular & decaffeinated coffee, assorted Tazo teas, iced tea and water

    One CLE Session Only $10 members, $30 non-members

    Both CLE Sessions Only $20 members, $60 non-members

    One CLE Session & Lunch $35 members, $65 non-members

    Lunch Only $25 members, $35 non-members

    Both CLE Sessions and Lunch $45 members, $95 non-members

    The vendor exhibit hall will run from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. with setup beginning at 11:00 a.m.

    Buffet style Luncheon will take place at 12:30 p.m

    Please register NO LATER THAN Friday, June 3, 2023

    Remember to bring business cards for a chance to win prizes from our vendor exhibits!

    • June 15, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sheraton Suites- Downtown Wilmington

    Vendor/Sponsorship options to choose from: 

    Gold: $500 - Includes 6’ ft. Vendor Table + 4 Lunch Tickets + Logo on our Sponsorship Board + Opportunity to briefly address the membership about your business

    Silver: $350 - Includes 6’ ft. Vendor Table + 2 Lunch Tickets + Logo on our Sponsorship Board

    Bronze: $250 - Includes 6’ ft. Vendor Table + 1 Lunch Ticket

    Sustaining Members- Receive free 6'ft. Vendor Table + purchase lunch tickets for $25

    Each additional attendee must purchase a lunch ticket

    for $35 during registration. 

Birthday Wishes Toy Drive

You can give a child who is going through a dark time, a brighter birthday this year. Through our own member, Meredith Hurst's initiative and a sponsorship through the Delaware Paralegal Association, the Birthday Wishes program benefits children in transition, living in a local protection-from-abuse shelters run by Mary Mother of Hope House and Ministry of Caring in Wilmington, DE. Birthday Wishes provides a monthly birthday celebration for these kids and your support will make their birthday celebration extra-special.

It's so easy to help!

Select and purchase a toy from this link:

Birthday Wishes Wishlist

That is all you have to do! The gift you purchased will be delivered to the shelter and given to a child for their birthday during the shelter's monthly birthday party.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Pro Bono Director.


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