It is, with regret, that we have taken the decision to cancel, not postpone, the 2020 National Paralegal Day. Whilst we believe it is vitally important to celebrate the work paralegals do and the contribution they make to the legal profession, it is also paramount to maintain the safety of our members and our team.
At this time, nobody can tell us when lockdown will be removed, when, or indeed if, there will be a vaccine and when the country will be COVID-free.
We are currently reviewing dates in 2021, for both London and Leeds. When there is more news, from the government, about when we are able to gather for events, we will, of course, update you on our plans for National Paralegal Day 2021.
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Whether Paralegals work within a solicitor's practice, in house at a large organisation or independently in their own practice - Paralegals fill a void that has been created by the reduction in legal aid.
Paralegals are often the unsung, unrecognised members of the legal profession - and yet, each year, they help thousands of people who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford legal representation.
On an ongoing basis they support solicitors and their teams to deliver high quality services to clients, and they work hard within organisations as diverse as local authorities, charities and FTSE100 companies.
In 2021, we will not only invite Members of NALP to join us, but also any Paralegals who as yet are not NALP members, for an evening of celebration, an opportunity to network, to meet old friends and new, and to learn more about the role of paralegals within the legal profession. There will also be an awards ceremony to recognise those Paralegals who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession - and a few surprises!.