NALP is the longest running UK Membership Body for Paralegals. We have dedicated over 30 years to promoting the status of Paralegal Professionals.
NALP is only paralegal organisation in England that is recognised by Ofqual as a Qualifications Awarding Organisation.
NALP is a self-regulatory body for its members and as such we offer members the opportunity to apply for a NALP Licence to Practise
We offer all new members of NALP an exclusive opportunity for a phone consultation with an expert in the field.
If you're looking to advance your career or are new to the legal sector, our expert is on hand to advise you!
We are the only paralegal membership body to offer nationally recognised and accredited courses through the Government body, Ofqual.
Our members have access to all NALP's bespoke qualifications, to further your training and career.
Established in 1987, we have been lobbying and advocating on our members' behalf for greater recognition for 30 years.
NALP has in the past lobbied The Law Society and the Bar Council.
Joining a professional membership body broadens your CV and demonstrates a commitment to your career.
NALP is highly recognised within the legal sector, our membership shows you have reached a certain level of expertise in your profession and adds to your credibility.
We have partnered with a variety of companies and organisations to secure our member's fantastic discounts. With up to 25% off HMCA (Hospital and Medical Care Association) and discounts on medical care, dental plans, personal accident plan, breakdown recovery and much more.
News and Support
As a NALP Member, you will have exclusive access to our Members' Area on the website with access to webinars on various subject areas, latest news and career tips.
Licensed Paralegal Register
All NALP Members will have benefit from free registration on the LPR, NALP's Licenced Paralegal Register. The LPR is a a great opportunity for NALP members to market themselves to prospective employers and clients.
NALP Members will also benefit from the opportunity to gain our Licence to Practise
NALP offers a wide range of memberships grades depending on your qualifications and experience. From Legal Secretary to Licensed Paralegals. If you are unsure which membership option is for you, please do get in touch!
NALP Mission Statement
NALP strives to ensure that its members are recognised as a key part of the legal profession by the quality of its qualifications and professional development. NALP encourages, promotes and develops the role and practice of the paralegal and represents the best interests of its members.
to provide for the qualification of its Affiliate Members as Paralegals
to provide for the career development of its qualified Members
to disseminate information on matters of professional interest
to represent, promote and express the collective interests of its Members
to act as a consultative body on all things concerned with the Paralegal Profession
to provide a forum for all matters affecting the interests of its Members
to provide opportunities for social contacts amongst Paralegals
Who Can Become a Member?
available for anyone who has a Legal Secretary Diploma from ILSPA or CiLex or other.
available to those with relevant legal experience or qualifications and students
Minimum Level 3 (appropriate law related certificate/diploma) A' Level Law or minimum relevant legal experience 3 years+
LLB or BA Law or Joint Law Degree, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course or Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice - without experience
Minimum Level 6 (Graduate) eg LLB, BA, GDL or Joint Law Degree (to include the English Common Law System) + minimum 3 years relevant legal experience
Fellows with relevant qualifications and/or experience who have many years experience and are working in-house in law firms or companies