The MCBA Paralegal Division was founded in 1998 as the MCBA Paralegal
Committee. On January 1, 2002, it became a division of the MCBA and is
currently the only paralegal division of a county bar association as
well as the only paralegal division of any bar association to hold a
voting seat on the bar's board of directors. Our 250 members are among
the most diverse, accomplished and dynamic paralegal professionals in
the country. Join us!
Mission Statement and Objectives
The Mission of the MCBA Paralegal Division is to:
- Promote the advancement of the paralegal profession;
- Provide access to information and education for and about paralegals;
- Provide a forum for interested paralegals, attorneys, educators,
students, and business and government professionals to become more
involved in, and aware of, the paralegal profession.
In order to accomplish these goals, our objectives are to:
- Promote camaraderie among paralegals within the legal community;
- Establish and enhance working relationships between paralegals and attorneys within the Maricopa County Bar Association;
- Establish and enhance working relationships between paralegals and the legal, government, and business communities;
- Encourage the utilization of paralegals in all practice areas;
- Promote understanding of the paralegal’s role in providing quality legal services to the community;
- Involve paralegals in the formulation of guidelines affecting the development of the profession;
- Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas regarding matters of professional interest;
- Serve as a resource center for career and educational opportunities and information; and
- Promote participation in volunteer and community activities through the Maricopa County Bar Association.