Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Pennsylvania Paralegals

Welcome to the Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations!

The Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations (Keystone Alliance) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, formalized in 1995 from groundwork laid in the 1980's by paralegal associations in Pennsylvania. The Keystone Alliance consists of the following paralegal associations: Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association (CPPA), Chester County Paralegal Association (CCPA), Delaware County Paralegal Association (DCPA), Lancaster Area Paralegal Association (LAPA), Montgomery County Paralegal Association (MCPA), Philadelphia Association of Paralegals (PAP), Pittsburgh Paralegal Association (PPA) and the York County Paralegal Association (YCPA). Click on the star next to the paralegal association near you for additional information regarding that association.


The Keystone Alliance would like to thank Capitol Copy Services of Harrisburg for their donation of brochures and materials!  Please visit their website at to see if they can assist you with your reprographic needs.


The Pennsylvania Paralegal Book has been released.  This is a great career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals.  The publishers are offering our member associations a 25% discount at the following link:

November 1, 2008 - The Keystone Alliance's new Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal (Pa.C.P.) credential program was successfully rolled out! Click on the Pa.C.P. tab above for more information.


July 20, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA - Keystone Alliance meeting of Primary and Secondary Representatives hosted by the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals, at Saul Ewing LLP, 1500 Market St., 38th Fl., Philadelphia.


April 6, 2013 - King of Prussia, PA - Keystone Alliance meeting of Primary and Secondary Representatives hosted by the Montgomery County Paralegal Association, at Groundwork Law, LLC, 2701 Reniassance Boulevard, 4th Floor, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

November 4, 2012 - Lancaster, PA - Keystone Alliance meeting of Primary and Secondary Representatives was hosted by the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association.

October 13, 2012 - Harrisburg, PA - 2012 Education Summit.

July 21, 2012 - Harrisburg, PA - Keystone Alliance meeting of Primary and Secondary Representatives was hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association.




The Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations defines a paralegal as a "person who is qualified through education, training, or work experience to perform substantive legal work requiring knowledge of legal concepts and ethics and is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity to work under the direction of an attorney or pursuant to state statute, administrative regulation or court authority in a capacity that, in most instances, would be performed by an attorney in the absence of a paralegal."

2013 Governor's Proclamation for Paralegal Week and Paralegal Day

Keystone Alliance Pa.C.P. Program Criteria Brochure

Paralegals and The Delivery of Legal Services Brochure

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Any paralegal association located in and/or representing paralegals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are eligible to become a member of the Keystone Alliance.


Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations
Post Office Box 344 Pittsburgh PA 15230

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