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The Delaware Paralegal Association (DPA) is a comprehensive resource to paralegals in the state of Delaware. Providing a complete network of employment, educational, and pro bono opportunities to its over 300 members, DPA is committed to promoting and maintaining high standards within the legal community of the first state.

 A paralegal is a person qualified by education or work experience who is authorized to perform tasks requiring substantive legal knowledge that would otherwise by law, rule or ethics be performed exclusively by an attorney.

 We invite you to explore the resources and opportunities offered to paralegals by the Delaware Paralegal Association.


To promote and maintain high standards and ethics in the profession, to provide a forum for the exchange of information about the profession, to enhance the role of paralegals in the legal community and to encourage the continuing legal education of paralegals. 


Please renew your membership online by clicking the "Renew" button in your Member Profile.  To get to your profile, click on your name at the top of the web page.  Under the Profile tab you will see a gray box that says "Renew to July 01, 2023" next to "Renewal due on."

Upcoming events

    • April 18, 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Sheraton Suites - Downtown Wilmington

    Almost 15 years ago, the Superior Court instituted the Mental Health Court which is the first felony mental health court in Delaware.  The Court is a collaborative partnership coordinated with the efforts of the Superior Court, the Department of Justice, the Office of the Public Defender, the Office of Probation and Parole, the Department of Correction and the Treatment Access Center (TASC).  The Court was designed to identify persons involved in the criminal justice system as a result of serious mental health issues and is a voluntary program for individuals that have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness.  Mental Health Court provides these individuals with intensive services and support to guide them to recovery and self-sufficiency as an alternative to repeated incarceration for violations of probation or commission of new offenses. 


    This is an In-Person event ONLY.

    Please register no later than April 12, 2023


    First Course:

    Garden Salad


    Choice of Chicken Parmesan ~OR~ Pasta Primavera


    Chef's Selection of Starch & Seasonal Vegetable


    Cookies & Brownies (served family style)

    Soda, Sweet/Unsweetened Tea, Water & Coffee will be available

    This qualifies for 1.0 hour of CLE credit for members of the

    Delaware Certified Paralegal Program.

    In 2023, the DPA is collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to the VA food pantry in May.  Donations are greatly appreciated!

    Click here to view VA Food Pantry Wish List

    • June 15, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sheraton Suites- Downtown Wilmington

    Vendor/Sponsorship options to choose from: 

    Gold: $500 - Includes 6’ ft. Vendor Table + 4 Lunch Tickets + Logo on our Sponsorship Board + Opportunity to briefly address the membership about your business

    Silver: $350 - Includes 6’ ft. Vendor Table + 2 Lunch Tickets + Logo on our Sponsorship Board

    Bronze: $250 - Includes 6’ ft. Vendor Table + 1 Lunch Ticket

    Sustaining Members- Receive free 6'ft. Vendor Table + purchase lunch tickets for $25

    Each additional attendee must purchase a lunch ticket

    for $35 during registration. 

Birthday Wishes Toy Drive

You can give a child who is going through a dark time, a brighter birthday this year. Through our own member, Meredith Hurst's initiative and a sponsorship through the Delaware Paralegal Association, the Birthday Wishes program benefits children in transition, living in a local protection-from-abuse shelters run by Mary Mother of Hope House and Ministry of Caring in Wilmington, DE. Birthday Wishes provides a monthly birthday celebration for these kids and your support will make their birthday celebration extra-special.

It's so easy to help!

Select and purchase a toy from this link:

Birthday Wishes Wishlist

That is all you have to do! The gift you purchased will be delivered to the shelter and given to a child for their birthday during the shelter's monthly birthday party.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Pro Bono Director.


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