National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)

The Georgia Association of Paralegals (GAP) is a charter member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). As a member of GAP, you are automatically a member of NFPA and entitled to its membership benefits.

Founded in 1974, NFPA was the first national paralegal association. Created as a non-profit federation, NFPA is an issues-driven, policy-oriented professional association directed by its membership. It is comprised of more than 50 member associations and represents over 11,000 individual members reflecting a broad range of experience, education and diversity. NFPA’s Mission is to promote a global presence for the paralegal profession and leadership in the legal community.

As a member association of NFPA, GAP has a Primary and Secondary Representative. At the annual convention, these representatives vote on behalf of GAP and its membership during the NFPA policy meeting. You can contact GAP’s Representatives by email at [email protected] or [email protected].

For more information on NFPA and the programs/opportunities available through NFPA, you can visit their website at

NFPA Awards

You or someone you know may qualify to be nominated for one of the awards or scholarships that NFPA presents annually:

  • The Hon. William R. Robie Leadership Award
  • National Paralegal of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Local Leader Award
  • PACE Ambassador Award
  • Association Pro Bono Award
  • Individual Pro Bono Award
  • Scholarship for paralegal education
  • PACE Scholarship Award

For a more complete description of the awards visit the NFPA website at

National Paralegal Reporter

The Reporter is a bi-monthly, high quality, full-color magazine mailed to each NFPA member. Circulation also includes paralegal educators, state and local bar associations, and other legal professionals -- total circulation is over 10,000+ copies!

Are you interested in writing an article for NFPA’s National Paralegal Reporter? Anyone who is a member of NFPA is encouraged to submit articles to be reviewed for publication. Please click on the link below to see a schedule of the themes and deadlines for the upcoming editions of the Reporter.
National Paralegal Reporter themes and deadlines