We are so glad you've decided to check out the South Dakota Paralegal Association's website! Here you will find lots of valuable information - how to join SDPA or renew your membership, learn about our leaders, learn about the many opportunities for paralegals in South Dakota, and find out what's going on in the organization by reading our quarterly newsletter, the Reporter. Take your time and look around, and please contact us with questions or comments!

Who are we?

The South Dakota Paralegal Association (SDPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1989. We are an association committed to the preservation and continued growth of the paralegal profession. We are affiliated with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

Professional Development


SDPA encourages members to take the Certified Paralegal (CP) exam offered through NALA as part of their professional development. As an incentive, SDPA is offering one (1) reimbursement each year for the CP exam fee (currently $250) to members taking the CP exam and passing.

Additionally, SDPA would like to assist members who desire to seek Advanced Paralegal Certification as part of their professional development. As an incentive, SDPA is offering two (2) reimbursements each year for the NALA APC Course fee (currently up to $300) to active members who successfully complete the course.


SDPA encourages paralegal students to apply for the SDPA Scholarship announced each year at our annual meeting in June!!!


For more information, click on the "CP Exam Reimbursement" or "APC Course Reimbursement" links below or the "SDPA Paralegal Scholarship" link. 

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Current SDPA Library Resources

LIBRARY NOW HAS SEMINAR DVDs & HANDOUTS. The cost to check out the seminar DVDs and handouts is $35 plus postage for members, and $50 plus postage for non-members.  Anyone interested in checking out items from the library may contact Clara Kiley at pckiley@msn.com


SDPA Library Catalog 06-25-2015