The Arizona Paralegal Association (APA) was founded in 1977 and is a nonprofit professional corporation for paralegals. The APA became an affiliate association of NALA, the Paralegal Association, in 1988. The members are paralegals employed by Arizona law firms, freelance paralegals, paralegals employed in corporations or government agencies, students enrolled in paralegal training programs, and other persons interested in supporting the APA and the paralegal profession.
The APA was organized to elevate and maintain high professional standards and ethics of the legal profession; provide and promote continuing legal education to paralegals; maintain open communications and working relationships between APA and its members and representatives of local and state bar associations; and further the interests of paralegals by gathering, receiving, studying and disseminating information concerning paralegals.
The Arizona Paralegal Association is a 501(c) non-profit organization.