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.

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 christivalerio@yahoo.com.

Christi Valerio-Rainey, 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$25.00*
Dinner Meetings - non-members$25.00*
 *Effective 09/08/2022


Upcoming Board Meetings

(to be held virtually):  

April 13, 2023

May 11, 2023

June 8, 2023


Upcoming Dinner Meetings

(to be held at Terra Nova Restaurant in Deptford, NJ):  

May 17, 2023 - Elections

June 21, 2023 - Installation Dinner

Click Here for the February 15, 2023 Dinner Meeting and CLE registration form.

Speaker: Brian Turner, Esquire

Topic:  What Attorneys Expect From Their Paralegals and What Expectations Do Paralegals Have for Their Attorneys

Location: Malamut & Associates, LLC, 457 Haddonfield Road, Suite 500 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Time: 6:00 pm

Dinner will be provided. Bring your own beverage.

Dinner Meeting


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