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 affililated with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

“Welcome to the website of SDPA, we are so glad you’ve decided to check us out!  Here is where you will find out how to join SDPA, or renew your membership, find out what’s going on by reading our quarterly newsletter, the Reporter, learn about our leaders, and the many opportunities for paralegals in South Dakota.  So, take your time and look around and please contact us with questions or comments!”  Becky Purington, ACP, President - SDPA

Professional Development


SDPA encourages members to take the CLA exam as part of their professional deveopment. As an incentive, SDPA is offering two (2) reimbursements for the CLA exam fee (currently $250) to members taking the CLA exam and passing.


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 application for "CLA Exam Reimbursement" link below or "SDPA Paralegal Scholarship." 

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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 06-21-2014