Georgia Paralegal Requirements & Resources
Becoming a Paralegal in Georgia
Georgia 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.
However, the Georgia Association of Paralegals has established voluntary standards for entry-level paralegals. They recommend that a paralegal has earned:
- Certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved program
- Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies
- Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies
Professional Paralegal Associations
Georgia Association of Paralegals (GAP)
GAP’s purposes remain the same as when first formulated over 25 years ago: to enhance the role of paralegals in the legal profession; to improve the working conditions of paralegals; and to maintain a continuing relationship with bar associations throughout the state.
Southeastern Association of Legal Assistants