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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, 2023" next to "Renewal due on."

Upcoming events

    • February 24, 2023
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • February 25, 2023
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • Leonard L. Williams Justice Center 500 N. King Street, Wilmington DE 19801

    Volunteers may sign up for individual or all four (4) sessions:

    Friday, February 24, 2023:

    Morning: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

    Afternoon: 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    Saturday, February 25, 2023:

    Morning: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

    Afternoon: 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Judy Nazarewycz, Pro Bono Director at Judy_DPA@hotmail.com

    Student Special:

    Any paralegal/legal studies student who volunteers for two (2) sessions qualifies for a free student DPA membership until June 30th, 2023.

    **All student applicants: (i) must not be a current member of the DPA, (ii) are subject to Board approval, and (iii) must apply for the free student membership no later than March 1, 2023**

    • February 28, 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Sheraton Suites - Downtown Wilmington

    This event is in-person only

    Please register no later than 12:00 p.m.

    on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.  


    First Course:

    Garden Salad


    Choice of Grilled Marinated Flank Steak OR Pasta Primavera


    Chef's Selection of Starch & Seasonal Vegetable


    Cookies & Brownies (served family style)

    Soda, Sweet/Unsweetened Tea, Water & Coffee will be available

    In 2023, the DPA is collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to the VA food pantry in May.  Donations are greatly appreciated!

    Click here to view VA Food Pantry Wish List

    This qualifies for 1.0 hour of CLE credit for members of the

    Delaware Certified Paralegal Program.

    • March 03, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Juniper by Tonic- 111 W. 11th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

     Registration for Vendors/Sponsors ONLY.

    • March 03, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Juniper by Tonic 111 West 11th Street, Wilmington DE

News Updates

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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