Illinois Paralegal Requirements & Resources
Becoming a Paralegal in Illinois
Paralegals are not regulated or licensed by the State of Illinois. 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 Illinois Paralegal Association
Illinois Paralegal Association (IPA)
The Illinois Paralegal Association (IPA) is one of the largest and most active paralegal associations in the country, with 1500 members from all over Illinois and surrounding states. The IPA provides a variety of social activities and educational programs for its members, as well as numerous civic and pro bono services to benefit our communities.