Welcome to the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals
Are you interested in a challenging but rewarding career in the legal field? Do you enjoy a fast paced work environment that employs organization skills, critical thinking and problem solving? These are some of the qualities that our members bring to their job in law firms, corporate offices, court houses, law enforcement, and at all levels of government. We are proud of our profession and the contribution we bring to the legal community as well as our contribution to access to justice.
History The Association was originally formed in 1981 to provide recognition for Legal Assistants who wanted to be accredited for the independent work they performed. In the modern law office, Legal Assistants provide an administrative support role while paralegals (senior legal assistants who have advanced through education and experience) assist the lawyer in performing legal services.
Our modern Association consists of both Legal Assistants and Paralegals.
The objectives and goals of AAPP are to provide and maintain an organization for Legal Assistants and Paralegals to promote professional unity, mutual assistance and ongoing educational opportunities. Our mission is to become recognized for the work that Legal Assistants and Paralegals do and the knowledge that they have.
Providing assistance and support for Alberta's Paralegals