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The Oregon Paralegal Association (OPA) is a volunteer-based professional association whose members are paralegals, students, and others who are interested in the paralegal profession.

The Purposes of the Oregon Paralegal Association (from our Bylaws)

Purposes: The purposes and objectives of this Association shall be exclusively of a nonprofit nature, all within the meaning of Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), and the regulations thereunder, and shall include the following:

A) To advance and promote the professional and educational standards of paralegals;

B) To encourage and promote the continuing education of paralegals;

C) To uphold and elevate the standard of honor, integrity, and courtesy in the legal profession;

D) To administer a voluntary paralegal certification program in order to achieve the purposes outlined in A, B and C noted above.

E) To promote the employment, advancement, and education of paralegals, regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation or political ideology;

F) To establish good fellowship among Association members and members of the legal community;

G) To engage in any lawful activity for which a nonprofit corporation may be organized under the Act and within the meaning of the Code.

Our Affiliation With NFPA

OPA is a 501(c)(6) professional organization and is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  OPA has adopted NPFA’s code of ethics.

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PO Box 28264

Portland, Oregon 97228

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