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Paralegal Committee

The purpose of the Subcommittee on Paralegals is to provide a forum to disseminate information, present programs, and discuss issues that relate to the paralegal profession and the utilization of paralegals within the law office environment.  We welcome comments and suggestions as to how we can better serve the members of the Westchester County Bar and the public. 

 What is a paralegal?
 “A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible."  ABA Definition.

This definition was adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in August 1997.  To obtain more information about paralegals and ABA approved programs, please visit
Can paralegals join the Westchester County Bar Association?
Yes, paralegals may join the Westchester County Bar Association as Affiliate Members.

For futher information about the committee or to join, please call WCBA's membership desk at 914/761-3707 x12 or email

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