Resources

  • Associations

    American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE)
    AAfPE is a national organization that serves the needs of paralegal educators and institutions offering paralegal educational programs. AAfPE’s primary purposes are rooted in the continuing development of higher quality education for paralegal students as well as to be the main source of authority in paralegal academics.

    BC Legal Management Association
    The British Columbia Legal Management Association (BCLMA) is a non-profit organization with approximately 90 law firms as members. The BCLMA provides its members with opportunities for skills development, networking and mentoring. Additionally, its "Job Bank" in the "Resources" section of its website provides both members and non-members with access to current employment opportunities in legal management and administration.

    BC Paralegal Association (BCPA)
    BCPA is a voluntary non-profit association formed in 1979 to promote the professional development and continuing education of paralegals in British Columbia. The BCPA invites Paralegal Program students to consider joining the BCPA as a student member and enjoy the benefits of their professional association. The BCPA offers bursary opportunities to student members as well as other membership benefits. A membership form can be downloaded from their web site at www.bcparalegalassociation.com. Questions can be directed to the BCPA at info@bcparalegalassociation.com

    Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
    This site highlights continuing legal education opportunities for lawyers and their support staff. It is also a useful source of news and current events for those working in the field of law.

    Law Society of British Columbia
    The Law Society of British Columbia is the governing body for B.C. lawyers. This site contains information and resources of interest to both members of the legal profession and the public, including a resource library.

    The Law Foundation 
    The Law Foundation of B.C. is a non-profit foundation created by legislation to receive and distribute the interest on clients' funds held in lawyers' pooled trust accounts maintained in financial institutions.

    Employment Opportunities

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    ZSA.com
    ZSA is the North American division of the Zarak Group, one of the largest legal recruitment firms in the world. Search for employment opportunities by location, sector, specialization and more.

    Capilano Career Development Centre
    This site enables employers to promote employment opportunities to current and graduating Capilano University students. The site also provides University students with access to job search and recruitment service.

    Publications

    Legal Assistant Today
    This popular trade magazine is now accessible on the Web. Includes tips and links that are of interest to those working as paralegals.

    General Resources

    Definition of Paralegal

    Key Paralegal Regulation websites