FALSA…the association for legal professionals

FALSA…the association for legal professionals is a non-profit organization, chartered in 1961, committed to the delivery of quality legal services through continuing legal education and increased professionalism.

Our regular monthly meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, beginning at 6:00 p.m., except for no meeting in July with the November and December meetings to be announced.

FALSA gives an annual scholarship of $500.00 to an area student continuing their education in the legal field. Additionally, we have several on-going community projects aimed at helping needy causes.

Seminars and workshops are offered locally, and through our state association, VALS…the association for legal professionals, and our national association, NALS, Inc.

NALS has developed and offers three professional certifications, ALS . . . a basic certification for legal professionals: PLS . . . an advanced certification for legal professionals: And PP. . . Professional Paralegal. More information on these certifications can be found at the NALS website.

Membership is available to all persons currently employed in the legal field or in a field connected with the legal profession.

FALSA Membership Application (PDF)

Fredericksburg Paralegal Association

The Fredericksburg Paralegal Association (FPA) was established as an official non-profit organization in April, 1996. The Association was formed with 8 members and continues to grow in membership. As of 2009, 2 of the original 8 members are now attorneys and 1 of the 8 original members remains a member of FPA.

FPA serves as a forum where professional ideas and concerns of Legal Assistants and Paralegals in all sectors of practice are addressed. The Association’s mission is to promote, protect, and advance the Legal Assistant/Paralegal profession and its interests through fostering creative expansion of Legal Assistant/Paralegal roles, at all times operating within the boundaries of the profession; to offer continuing education to Legal Assistants/Paralegals, as well as, education of employers and consumers in the use of Legal Assistants/Paralegals; and to encourage communication between individual Legal Assistants/Paralegals and Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associations regarding developments in the profession.

FPA’s purpose is to establish a high standard of fellowship among Association Members, NFPA, VAPA, the Virginia State Bar, Fredericksburg Area Bar Association and members of the legal community; to encourage a high order of ethical and professional attainment; to further educate members of the profession; to cooperate with Bar Associations; and to support and carry out the programs, purposes, aims and goals of VAPA.

For more information, please see the links below:

Bylaws (DOC)

Membership Application (DOC)

History and Information (DOC)