Standing Committee on Paralegals

Our mission is to improve the American system of justice by establishing ABA standards for the education of paralegals and by promoting attorneys' professional, effective and ethical utilization of paralegals.

ABA Approved Programs

Search the ABA Approved Paralegal Education Program Directory to find information on more than 265 ABA Approved Paralegal Programs.

General Overview of the ABA Approval Process for Paralegal Education Programs

Approved Paralegal Program Graduate Success Stories

August 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the American Bar Association Paralegal Program Approval Process. Read our graduate success stories!

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About the Standing Committee on Paralegals

The Standing Committee on Paralegals develops and promotes policies relating to the education, employment, training and effective use of paralegals. The Standing Committee, through its Approval Commission, continues to serve as the body to set standards for paralegal education. In addition to overseeing its approval program, the Standing Committee monitors trends in the field. The Standing Committee maintains an information service for those persons interested in becoming paralegals. In an average year, the staff office processes more than 6,000 requests for information and responds to numerous requests for help.