New York City Paralegal Association Inc.

Dedicated to the progress and advancement of all paralegals.

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Cancellations & Refunds

For live program, refunds and program credits are available provided cancellation is made in writing and received by the New York City Paralegal Association 48 hours prior to the program. A $10.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds if cancellation notice is given less than 48 hours prior to the program. The cancellation fee will be deducted directly from the refund. For program credits no administrative fee will be charged. Program credits must be used within one year of the original program date. Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to with a copy to

Advance Registration

A $10.00 walk-in fee will be charged if registration and payment is received in our office later than 12:00 PM on the previous business day of the program. Payment must accompany registration and reservations, except noted, are not accepted. NOTE: If paying by check or money order, send written notification to If the payment is not received within 48 hours of notification, the reservation will be cancelled. Cash payments are not accepted.

Upcoming events

    • 08 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Nov 2020
    • (EST)
    • online

    CUNY Citizenship Now!


    Unmapped: Migrant Stories of New York Writing Competition

    Do you have or does your family have a migration experience you want to share? Here's your chance to be published!

    The International Organization for Migration and Fordham University invite writers of all ages and backgrounds to submit original non-fiction essays or memoirs, short fiction, or poetry showcasing the experiences of migrants and migration in New York. They are looking for untold stories about how New York has shaped and been shaped by new (and old) arrivals.

    The Unmapped: Migrant Stories of New York writing competition is open to current New York residents. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. An independent selection jury will select and review entries. The best will be published as part of the first Unmapped collection.

    For more information on eligibility, guidelines and to submit your material, click here.

    Please share this information with anyone who might be interested! Stay healthy and strong!

    *Kindly note this is an external opportunity. If you have any questions, please direct all inquiries to Michael Innocenti at


    Luis Paulino

    Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

    CUNY Citizenship Now!

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    Mentor Program Workshop:

    Interview Skills via Video Conference


    Colleene Saenz is a Senior Recruiter at TemPositions in New York. She has worked in staffing & recruiting since 2014. During her career she has helped hire hundreds of attorneys, paralegals and legal support staff in temporary, contract and permanent positions. Through Colleene's insight into recruiting and hiring, she provided career-coaching to hundreds of job-seekers. From giving advice on resumes to identifying specific career goals, her true passion is to empowering others. She is committed to working with individuals that are seeking to improve themselves and level up in their career.

    Do you have any questions? Send them to prior to the event.


    Registration closes at event start, or when capacity has been reached.

    The link and instructions on how to join us via Zoom will be emailed 24 hours prior to the meeting.

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • webinar


    Dealing with

    Back-to-the-Office Jitters 

    A Webinar


    Sept. 25, 2020

    10am Pacific/12pm Central/1pm EST

     Back-to-the-Office Jitters

    Is returning to work like having an adult case of “back to school” jitters? 


    For many of us, that first day of school was a million years ago – but the memories of those jittery hours sometimes are very close to the surface.  As companies start to welcome staff back to the workplace, those first day butterflies are back. 

    Whether you were the first day kid intent on looking up-to-the-minute trendy, or prepping meticulously with school supplies, or excited about seeing friends again, or ready to take on the challenge of learning new things, you may be facing the adult equivalent of the first day jitters as you head back to the office. Add in the uncertainty of new procedures to protect everyone from the Coronavirus and it’s no wonder that each person feels a bit anxious.


    The intent of this webinar is to help you become more aware of your own reactions to the challenges of reentry and begin to acknowledge the reactions of your teammates, who may respond differently than you do.  


    Meet Our Speaker: Kathy Giacalone

    Katharine Giacalone, author of Oops! I'm The Manager!, brings participants back to the playground where it all started and discusses how becoming familiar with her Playground Personalities© can help people work better together. Kathy has identified four easy-to-recall Playground Personalities and shares her understanding of each and their individual communication and work styles. It’s important to know yourself first; then it’s easy to figure out who’s who. When you do know who’s who, you’re able to tailor your communication approach, saving frustration and most of all time!

    REGISTER HERE Complimentary Webinar

    "Thank you for the nuggets. I needed this because we are definitely not getting the wealth of powerful info from any other organization." Sheila Brown

    "Thanks for taking the time to present today. You were incredibly clear and gave very practical advice!"

    Nancy Stein

    "As I listened to the [speakers]' advice and teaching,her passion for helping all attendees was self evident. I can easily see why she remains a sought after resource at the top of her profession."

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    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • WebCast

    Evolving Policies and Procedures at SSA During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has made many changes to its policies and procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes have been evolving as the pandemic drags on and SSA’s offices continue to be generally closed to in-person contact with the public. This webcast will provide an overview of the current status of SSA’s policies and procedures, with a focus on local SSA offices, and offer suggestions for how advocates can interact with SSA on behalf of low-income older adults during this unusual time.


    • Kate Lang, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
    • John S. Whitelaw, Advocacy Director, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Delaware

     Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

    This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you. 

    This webcast will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training.

    The webcast will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.


    We are committed to keeping any personally identifiable information you have provided to us secure. Please only provide professional, not personal, email information. We will not sell, transfer, or provide this information to any other entity. You can read HHS's full privacy policy here.

    • 01 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    NYCPA Monthly Virtual Book/Movie Club - BYOB

    The Group will meet the first Thursday of October (October 1) at 6 p.m. via Zoom. It is a time for members to come together to discuss the book or movie of the month with a glass of their preferred drink. The Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting by e-mail and posted on our social media accounts.

    October’s Netflix Documentary : The Staircase

    To see the trailer, please click the link here.

    If you have a book or movie in mind for the next book club meeting or have any questions, please send an e-mail to Remember, the book must be nonfiction law related! See you there

    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • webinar

    Strategies for 1031 Success
    Wednesday, October 7
    11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET

    Space is limited. 

    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Board Room




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    We welcome your comments

    What Can We Do For You At This Time: let us know which programs, training, events would you like to see/attend at this time


    The link to our virtual Board Room will be emailed 24 hours prior to the meeting.

    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Board Room



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    • 17 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • virtual

    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • webinar


    Space is limited. 

    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 25 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual