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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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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.

Jean Gerhard, ESAPA Primary Delegate
Laurene Smith, RP, NYSCP, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Jennifer Tromblee, CP, NYSCP, CDPA President
New York City Paralegal Association, Inc.

Mary S. Andriani, ESAPA Primary Delegate
William Strachan, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Holly A. Sheriff, MSLS, NYCPA President

Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc.

Anne Marie Short, NYSCP®, ESAPA Primary Delegate
Tonya Moore, NYSCP®, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Marie Bray, NYSCP®, PAR President
Western New York Paralegal Association, Inc.

Colleen McMahon, ESAPA Primary Delegate
Jennifer Morgan, ESAPA Secondary Delegate
Kristen Kowalski, WNYPA President