Who We Are

CAPA is a statewide non-profit, mutual benefit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the paralegal profession and the proposition that paralegals gain strength through alliance.

CAPA represents California paralegals working in attorney- supervised settings and CAPA supports, encourages, and promotes an active relationship among its affiliated member associations, attorneys, national, state and local Bar Associations, and others in the legal community.

CAPA maintains statewide and national communications for the purpose of keeping all of its members current with information relating to the paralegal profession. CAPA also serves as a forum for the pooling and dissemination of varying opinions and professional experiences. CAPA affiliated members, by discussion and consensus, work together cooperatively and respectfully to achieve goals and to maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.

In order to maximize paralegals’ knowledge and expertise, CAPA supports formal education, training, continuing education, and voluntary competency testing including certified examinations.

By networking and sharing reciprocal resources, CAPA’s affiliated associations are presented with opportunities to participate in the development of concepts, issues, and objectives which will shape the direction of the paralegal profession for the ultimate benefit of the legal profession and the California public in general.


Exam Date - 2020 Schedule being confirmed, stay tuned

Are you ready to take the California Certified Paralegal Exam? Inaugural period ends December 2019.

If you are not ready to commit to a date, check out the CCP EXAM FAQ and the CCP Study Guide (you can order at any time), all found on the Certification Tab.

Also, a CAPA CCP Insider webpage is available for additional opportunities, see all the exam locations, the upcoming Web-Series monthly events and join our CCP Insider mailing list (it is a Quick Link - Right-hand column). 

CAPA has developed a state-specific voluntary certification exam for California Paralegals.  To be eligible to sit for this exam, you must be in compliance with BPC §6450 et. seq., and refer to the CCP EXAM FAQ for all eligibility requirements.  There is no previous national certification required.

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Questions about Membership in CAPA

How do I become a member of CAPA?

CAPA is an alliance of 12 paralegal associations in the State of California. To gain CAPA benefits you must be a member of one of the 12 CAPA Member Associations.

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