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Mission Statement

Recognizing the need to increase and improve access to the legal system, the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) promotes quality paralegal education, develops educational standards and encourages professional growth, in order to prepare graduates to perform a significant role in the delivery of legal services. - June 9, 2001

The goals that AAfPE strives to accomplish:
  • Promote high standards for paralegal education
  • Provide a forum for professional improvement for paralegal educators
  • Plan, promote and hold annual conferences and seminars
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation services to institutions, educators and employers
  • Promote research and disseminate information on the paralegal profession
  • Cooperate with the American Bar Association and other institutions and professional associations in developing an approval process for paralegal education programs
  • Promote the goals of the Association through cooperation with other national, regional and local groups and organizations interested in paralegal education

These goals are consistently met through the action of AAfPE's members and the organization’s Board of Directors.

The AAfPE Board of Directors has developed a strategic plan for the association.  Any member wishing to comment is invited to send an email to info@aafpe.org

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