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Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc.

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On January 30, 1988, five NYS paralegal associations met in Binghamton and formed the “Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations” (“ESAPA”).  Associations in attendance were from Long Island, Manhattan, Buffalo,Binghamton and Rochester.  The statewide alliance arose from the need to strengthen the paralegal profession in NYS through networking.  Issues and concerns of each association were discussed by representatives in attendance and the following goals were established:
  • Network with established paralegal associations across NYS
  • Outreach to aid new and growing associations
  • Develop working relationships with local bar associations, paralegal associations and other law-related entities
  • Establish criteria for curricula of paralegal education programs
  • Keep informed on paralegal issues at local, state and national levels
  • Monitor legislative issues affecting the paralegal profession



Our survey has closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! Please see our press release under the “News” section for information regarding the results.


April 24-26, 2020 – ESAPA President Beth Bialis, RP will present an update of ESAPA’s voluntary certification efforts at the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) Joint Conference on Leadership, Certification & Regulation in Tampa, Florida. Visit NFPA’s website for more information and to register for the event: NFPA Joint Conference Spring 2020

May 30 – 31, 2020 – ESAPA Spring Board Meeting (Buffalo, New York). Please contact ESAPA.President@gmail.com for more details.

ESAPA Events


Are you looking for more information on your local host association? Click on the links below to e-mail your local representatives.

Capital District Paralegal Association, Inc.

Jennifer M. Tromblee, C.P.®, ESAPA Primary Delegate
(vacant), ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Laura Fisk, R.P.®, CDPA President
New York City Paralegal Association, Inc.

William Strachan, ESAPA Primary Delegate
Jessica Mieles, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
William Strachan, NYCPA President

Onondaga County Bar Association Paralegals Committee

Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc.

Nicole Place, ESAPA Primary Delegate
Darcia Mancini, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Bobbi Ahearn, PAR President
Western New York Paralegal Association, Inc.

Diane Capicotto, ESAPA Primary Delegate
Shona Ramos, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Beth Bialis, R.P.®, WNYPA President