NYCPA is a voting member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), the largest national organization in the country representing paralegals. NFPA was founded in 1974, and currently represents over thirteen thousand paralegals. Membership in NFPA provides member associations with information regarding issues affecting paralegals, while at the same time presenting a unified voice for the profession on the national level. NFPA has been, and continues to be, instrumental in the expansion of the role of the paralegal in the delivery of legal services. Every member of NYCPA, whether active or associate, is automatically a member of NFPA and ESAPA and entitled to all member benefits.
NYCPA is a member of the Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, which was organized in 1988. The Alliance meets three times a year and all associations in the state are invited to attend to exchange ideas and discuss issues relevant to paralegals in New York State.