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:
Membership Application (DOC)
History and Information (DOC)