Welcome to the SJPA Website!

SJPA is a voluntary, non-profit organization composed of paralegals, students, vendors, and sponsors who study and/or work in a variety of areas in the legal field. SJPA members are dedicated to promoting the paralegal profession by networking, offering continuing legal education (CLE) classes, mentoring students, and educating the public.

A brief history:

• In June 1985, SJPA became the 33rd association member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations which represents paralegal associations throughout the world.
• In 2010, we began offering our members the opportunity to be credentialed through the New Jersey Certified Paralegal (NJCP) Program.
• In May 2018, SJPA celebrated its 35-year anniversary of incorporation and continues to grow and support the paralegal community.

On March 08, 2021 SJPA held its 10th Annual PES (Paralegal Educational Symposium). This event,  PES2021@Home, was held virtually due to the COVID pandemic. Despite being a virtual event, it was a great day, full of informative seminars and terrific speakers. Our attendees got to network and obtain CLEs credits (if needed). We look forward to the 2022 PES!

Please get involved - SJPA welcomes all who would like to share their time and talent! There are plenty of committees to join such as PES, CLE planning, obtaining speakers, visiting colleges to speak with paralegal students, or working with our Scholarship Committee. We know your time is precious, but even an hour or two a month or a helping hand at one of our dinner meeting would be greatly appreciated. 

Should you have any questions or require additional information, you can always contact me directly at jodizaharoni@gmail.com.

Jodi Zaharoni Corrus, NJCP 
SJPA President


Voting Membership$ 75.00
Associate Membership$ 65.00
Student Membership (no change)$45.00
Sustaining Membership$115.00
NJCP Application Fee$ 50.00
NJCP Renewal Fee$ 25.00
Dinner Meetings - members$40.00*
Dinner Meetings - non-members$45.00*
 *Effective 10/1/2019




Upcoming Board Meetings:  

June 9, 2022

Please join us for our Installation of the new Board on June 16, 2022 at Tavistock Country Club

The Honorable Patricia Richmond will be swearing in the new officers and CLE certificates will be available for those who hold an NJCP or RP status

Click here for registration form 

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Please see our Sponsor page for a list of all our sponsors.