What is a student paralegal?
A student paralegal is a person enrolled at Pitt Community College studying to become skilled in the delivery of legal services which would otherwise be performed by an attorney. A paralegal derives authority to "practice" from two sources:
- the supervision received from a licensed attorney, and
- the special permission granted in statutes, regulations, and cases.
Who can join PCCPA?
Membership in PCCPA is open to students at PCC currently enrolled in the Paralegal Technology Program as well as any graduates the program. There also are provisions for other members of the legal profession to join as associate, sustaining and patron members. More details are available in our bylaws.
Annual dues are $10. A membership drive is held every September.
PCCPA Bylaws (revised April 2006)