Positions and Issues - Regulation

This page documents non-lawyer and paralegal regulation and state-level certification throughout the United States. If you have updates, historical documents, or other relevant information to add to this page, please send it in an email to positionsdir@paralegals.org with the subject line “Regulation Webpage.”

For a historical overview, please see the NFPA Regulation Chart by State document, last updated October 2019. (sunsetted 2022) 

Position Statements:

State Level Voluntary Paralegal Certifications


State Level Regulation of Non-Lawyer Professionals


State Level Proposals and Workgroups for Non-Lawyer Professionals

Historical Documents:

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