What we do
The NALP has in the past advocated on our members behalf to the Legal Services Board, Legal Services Commission, Ministry of Justice, Skills for Justice, Solicitors Regulation Authority and The Law Society. The NALP aim is to strengthen the voice of NALP Paralegals in the legal world.
The importance of regulated training
The role of the paralegal is crucial to the practical and economic sustainability of the provision of legal services by solicitors' practices, barristers practices, in-house legal departments, charities, ABS (Alternative Business Structures) and many other employers. Paralegals now have an opportunity to gain a Practising Certificate through the PPR (Professional Paralegal Regsiter) and work for themselves as independent Practitioners. Paralegals are an extremely important part of the legal profession, but an underestimated one. Gaining qualifications through NALP offers Paralegals the opportunity to gain nationally recognised paralegal qualifications because NALP is and Awarding Body regulated by Ofqual, the Government Body that regulates qualifications in England & Wales.
Skilled Paralegals need a distinct identification by obtaining recognised training and qualifications and be visible on the PPR.