Indiana Paralegal Requirements & Resources
Becoming a Paralegal in Indiana
Paralegals are not regulated or licensed by the State Indiana. However, there have been attempts to pass state laws to standardize paralegal requirements. 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
Indiana Paralegal Association (IPA)
The Indiana Paralegal Association, Inc. (“IPA”), an organization serving the paralegals of the State of Indiana, continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of what has become one of the fastest growing professions in the country.
Michiana Paralegal Association (MPA)
The Michiana Paralegal Association (“MPA”) recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in September 1999. Since our formation, MPA has matured into a strong paralegal association with nearly 95 members from the northwestern portion of Indiana and southwestern portion of Michigan.
Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association (NIPA)
Our organization began in 1986 as a chapter of the Indiana Paralegal Association (“IPA”) which is located in Indianapolis with the intent to break away and form our own chapter when we acquired a substantial number of members. In 1995, this intent became a reality. With almost 100 members, we incorporated our own association, known as Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association, Inc. (“NIPA”).