Arkansas Paralegal Requirements & Resources
Becoming a Paralegal in Arkansas
The State of Arkansas does not place any education or certification requirements on those seeking to become a paralegal. Prospective paralegals may become a paralegal through on-the-job training opportunities or by pursuing a certificate program, an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree.
Professional Paralegal Associations
Arkansas Paralegal Alliance, Inc. (APA)
Arkansas Paralegal Alliance, Inc. (formerly Arkansas Association of Legal Assistants, Inc.) is a professional association of approximately 100 paralegals from around the State of Arkansas. The organization was established in September 1983 as Arkansas Association of Legal Assistants. In May 2008, the name was changed because the term “paralegal” more accurately reflects the substantive nature of our members’ responsibilities in rendering legal services – while under the supervision of an attorney – and clearly distinguishes our profession from other law office personnel.
Arkansas Paralegal Association (ArPA)
The Arkansas Paralegal Association inspires diversity and inclusion while promoting the Paralegal profession throughout the State of Arkansas.