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):  

September 14, 2023

October 12, 2023

November 9, 2023

December 14, 2023

January 11, 2024

February 8, 2024

March 14, 2024

April 11, 2024

May 9, 2024

June 13, 2024

Upcoming CLEs

(to be held virtually):

November 15, 2023 

February 21, 2024 

April 17, 2024 


Upcoming Dinner Meetings (location to be provided):

October 18, 2023

January 17, 2024

March 20, 2024

May 15, 2024 (Voting New Board)

June 19, 2024 (Installation New Board)

Dinner Meeting


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