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The Onondaga County Bar Association has a very active Paralegals Section; please see below for some upcoming events:


Job Bank

Are you an employer with a job that needs to be filled? Listserv can help! This service is free to employers – Just email Paralegals Committee Chair, Kathrine Cook, at to have your job provided to OCBA Paralegal members. The Listserv is open to all OCBA Paralegal members (including student members). Members are added when dues are paid each year. Job openings are submitted to the Listserv and members receive notification via e-mail. Paralegals should contact Peggy Walker at the OCBA offices (471-2667) to confirm current membership or to join the OCBA. Peggy and Kathrine work together to ensure Paralegal members are added to the Listserv. Employers and/or Paralegals can email Kathrine should they have any questions. 

Monthly Luncheon Series

Trent Amon, Chief Financial Officer at the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority will be our speaker at the Spaghetti Warehouse for our February Luncheon held next Thursday, February 9, 2017, at noon. Come on out and enjoy this terrific speaker and fellowship with other Paralegals from our legal community.

This is a luncheon for everyone so invite your co-workers and friends!  Attorneys and Legal Administrators are welcome! Even if the luncheon topic doesn’t fall in the area of law in which you work, come anyway.  You never know what you might learn at these luncheons, who you may meet or how this may affect your career!  And, you will be supporting the OCBA Paralegals Committee.  You never know what you may leave the luncheon with……..

Spaghetti Warehouse is located at 689 N. Clinton Street, Syracuse New York.

To make your reservation contact Jean Swanger at (emails preferred) or call Jean at 442-0100, ext. 174.

$12/members – $13/non members

Remember that you will be responsible for the cost of your lunch if you do not cancel your reservation before the reservation deadline, Wednesday, February 8th at 4:00 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunity

Paralegals are needed on Wednesdays from noon till 3 at the Family Court Clinic. Please contact Ranette Releford at if you can help.


ESAPA’s 2017 Spring Board Meeting will be held May 6th – more information to follow.

The Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations has announced its second Conference to be held on September 15th and 16th in 2017!  Please mark your calendars!  The Conference will be held right here in Syracuse, New York at the new Marriott Downtown Syracuse, formerly known as the Syracuse Hotel! The OCBA Paralegals Committee will be the host organization for this Conference!  Stay tuned for more announcements as we get closer to that date and for volunteer opportunities if you would like to get involved!