The National Association of Licensed Paralegals - NALP is the UK’s longest running Professional Membership body. We have dedicated over 30 years to promoting the status of Paralegal Professionals.
Paralegals play a crucial role within the legal sector in the provision of legal services and across commerce, industry and governmental bodies. NALP strives to raise the profile and gain recognition for Paralegal Professionals and the vital role they play within the sector.
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 the 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.
We are the only paralegal membership body to offer nationally recognised and accredited courses through the Government body, Ofqual.
Established in 1987, we have been lobbying and advocating on our members' behalf for greater recognition for 30 years.
We have partnered with a variety of companies and organisations to secure our member's fantastic discounts.
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.
NALP Members will also benefit from the opportunity to gain our Licence to Practise
NALP Mission Statement
We strive to ensure our members are recognised as a key part of the legal profession, through providing accredited qualifications and professional development. NALP encourages, promotes and develops the role and practice of the paralegal and represents the best interests of its members.
Join us today!
The number of Paralegals has increased, with many working within firms with their own case loads. It's definitely more prominant now than it was several years ago and I feel it's because of the good work NALP has done in promoting paralegals.
NALP is the only paralegal organisation to offer training and qualifications accredited by Ofqual.
What is Ofqual?
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England, this includes regulation for all GSCEs and A Levels within the UK.
Why Choose Accredited Courses?
Our courses meet the regulation requirements set out by Ofqual, ensuring your qualifications are of the highest standards and are recognised within the legal sector.
We offer 3 levels of qualifications depending on your experience.
If you're looking to become a paralegal, to further your career and or obtain a Licence to Practise. Our distance learning courses can be completed alongside full time employment.
Who Can Become a Member?
We offer a wide range of membership based on your experience and qualificiation.
Applying for membership is quick and easy! Simply select your level from below, fill in our online application form for your level and pay with our secure checkout.
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
Not sure which Membership you're eligible for? Please get in touch, we'd be happy to help!