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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 300 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, 2021" next to "Renewal due on."

Upcoming events

    • October 11, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Via Zoom

    Board Meeting

    DPA Board of Directors Meeting

    The Board meets monthly to plan and organize events/CLEs, approve new members and DCP applicants, review finances, etc.
    • October 29, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Elsmere Fire Company Banquet Hall, 1107 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere, DE

    Are you over the age of 18? Are you a Delaware Notary?

    If yes, please consider joining us at one of our Wills for Seniors clinics on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the Elsmere Fire Company.

    This event is from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

    Delaware notaries, and witnesses over the age of 18, are needed for the clinic.

    Onsite training, breakfast and lunch are provided!

    Shifts are available.

    The shifts will be:

    9:30am - 1:00pm


    1:00pm - 4:30pm

    One CLE credit towards DCP renewal, per shift!


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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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