Established in 1980, the Idaho Association of Paralegals, Inc. is an organization formed to promote the paralegal profession by:

  • Encouraging a high order of ethical attainment among its members;

  • Facilitating networking opportunities among its members;

  • Sponsoring continuing legal education in a variety of formats;

  • Promoting goodwill and cooperation with local bar associations;

  • Networking with regional and national paralegal associations on professional issues;

  • Addressing statewide issues through membership in the Idaho Alliance of Paralegal



Benefits of Membership

  • Statewide Membership

  • Job Bank

  • Twice-yearly Seminars

  • Bi-monthly Newsletter

  • Community Service


Standards for Membership

  • 6-point Membership Criteria

  • 6 Hours of Continuing Legal Education Required Annually


Idaho State Bar Association 

In 1994, IAP worked successfully with the Idaho State Bar Association in adopting the American Bar Association’s definition of a paralegal and model utilization guidelines (ISB Deskbook). The ABA defines a paralegal as:

 A person qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or

 retained by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity and who performs

 specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.


Idaho Association of Paralegal Members

  • Served as adjunct faculty for the Boise State University Paralegal Studies Program.

  • Served on the Advisory Board of the Boise State University Paralegal Studies Program.

  • Serve as faculty for nationally sponsored educational seminars.

  • Serve as mentors to aspiring paralegals.


Membership Statistics

      Work Sectors

        • 40% Private Law Firms

        • 25% Corporate Law

        • 23% Government

        • 12% Other 



        • 80% hold bachelor degree or higher

        • 71% hold paralegal certificate

        • 7% hold national certification








For more information contact: 

Idaho Association of Paralegals, Inc.

P. O. Box 1254

Boise, Idaho  83701


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The Idaho Association of Paralegals wishes to thank you for taking time to visit our website!

The Association recently celebrated 30 years as an organization in Idaho, with its primary mission to promote excellence in our field. We strive to provide opportunities for continuing legal education and volunteer work in the local community, and our members work in a wide capacity across areas of government, corporate entities and private firms.

For more information about the Association, membership or to inquire about opportunities to attend or present at one of its continuing legal education events please contact the Association through one of its Officers or members.

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