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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

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


Upcoming events…

Please join the Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (ESAPA) for the 2021 Fall Meeting.

The fall meeting will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event.

WHEN? The two-day meeting will take place Saturday, September 25 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday, September 25 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

In person location: Webster Szanyi LLP, Liberty Building, Buffalo, NY
To register to attend in person, click here to send an e-mail – please register by
September 20:

Online via Zoom Video Meeting

The virtual portion of this meeting will be two separate registrations, one for each day. If you plan to attend both meetings, please register for both days separately:

Saturday Zoom Registration

Sunday Zoom Registration

Please register by September 20, 2021. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Questions? E-mail us:




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.

Tracey Young, R.P.®, ESAPA Delegate
CDPA President
New York City Paralegal Association, Inc.

Jessica M. Mieles, ESAPA Primary Delegate
William Strachan, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Holly A. Sheriff, MSLS, NYCPA President

Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc.

Nicole Place, ESAPA Primary Delegate
Darcia Mancini, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Bonnie Brooks, R.P.®, NYSCP, CEDS, PAR President
Western New York Paralegal Association, Inc.

Diane Capicotto, ESAPA Primary Delegate
Beth Bialis, R.P.®, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Sue Ann Sarra, NYSCP, WNYPA President