New Jersey Paralegal Requirements & Resources
Becoming a Paralegal in New Jersey
New Jersey does not require paralegals to possess a certain degree of education or training. However, paralegals do have the option and are encouraged to voluntarily seek certification through one of their state professional associations so that they can become a New Jersey Certified Paralegal (NJCP).
Professional Paralegal Associations
Legal Assistants Association of New Jersey (LAANJ)
The Legal Assistants Association of New Jersey, Inc. (“LAANJ”) is a non-profit association formed in 1982 to foster and promote uniform educational standards and practice guidelines for the legal assistant. LAANJ also promotes the education of the public for the advancement and improvement of the legal assistant profession.
South Jersey Paralegal Association (SJPA)
South Jersey Paralegal Association (SJPA) is a NJ non-profit organization formed in 1980 and incorporated in 1983. SJPA is a member association of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). SJPA is composed of paralegals, paralegal students, and paralegal educational institutions in New Jersey.