Connecticut Paralegal Requirements & Resources
Becoming a Paralegal in Connecticut
Like most states, the State of Connecticut 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
Central Connecticut Paralegal Association (CCPA)
Central Connecticut Paralegal Association, Inc. (CCPA) was incorporated as a non-profit organization in November, 1982. Originally formed as the Greater Hartford Chapter of the Connecticut Association of Paralegals in 1979, the membership, consisting mainly of paralegals in the Greater Hartford area, soon grew to over one hundred.
Connecticut Association of Paralegals (CAP)
The Connecticut Association of Paralegals (“CAP”) was formed in 1975 by a group of students enrolled in the Legal Assistant Program at Sacred Heart University who recognized the need for an association dedicated to their own profession.
New Haven County Association of Paralegals (NH-CAP)
New Haven County Association of Paralegals (NH-CAP) was organized in 1980. It is a non-profit professional organization for paralegals.