Welcome to AAPA

AAPA: Paralegals with a Passion for Our Profession

Our Commitment

Promoting the professionalism in the paralegal community through educational opportunities, professional meetings, and relationships with other legal organizations in the Asheville area.

Monthly Meetings

Bi-monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month at 12:30pm at Van Winkle Law Firm located at 11 N. Market St. in Downtown Asheville, NC.


Learn more about the Asheville Area Paralegal Association and join our organization.

Job Bank

We update our social media pages with job listings as they are received. Please check Facebook for our current job listings.

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Update 7/2022

Lunch and learns are back! We will be holding our lunch and learns every other month in person at Van Winkle Law Firm.

Our Fall Seminar will be in-person in October!  More details will be forthcoming.

Be sure to check out our Job Bank if you are looking for employment.

Update 11/1/2021:

We have all been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another, and that includes AAPA.  Our ability to offer quality continued paralegal education through our monthly Lunch-n-Learns, as well as our Spring and Fall seminars, has been greatly impacted.  As a result, it has become increasingly difficult to find speakers who are willing to participate in our meetings and seminars, as many folks are still working remotely and workloads have continued to increase for all involved.

Therefore, the Board has decided that AAPA will go on hiatus until April of 2022, at which time we will resume our regularly scheduled programming, including our Annual Meeting, monthly Lunch-n Learns, our Spring seminar and a fun, inclusive membership drive.  Basically, we are taking a break in order to re-group, refresh and renew so that we can come back stronger than ever and ready to offer you the quality continued paralegal education you have come to know so well.

If you are in need of CPE credits for your certification, please visit the NC State Bar website for assistance.  We would also suggest visiting the websites of NCPA and NALA.

If you have already paid your dues for this year, those dues will be applied to next year.  If you are interested in joining AAPA, you may either wait until April to do so, or you may go ahead and join now, with the understanding that your dues will go towards your membership for 2022.


We are dedicated to promoting professional and personal development; creating a network of paralegals/legal assistants in Asheville and surrounding areas; facilitating the sharing and dissemination of information; providing a forum to meet and exchange ideas; and providing professional legal educational opportunities to our members. AAPA supports various local charities and nonprofit organizations through monetary contributions and member participation in community service projects each year.

Association meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m. at Van Winkle Law Firm located at 11 N. Market St. in downtown Asheville, NC. The location, speaker, topic, etc. are noticed to all members in our database via e-mail, prior to each meeting. RSVP is requested, and necessary, so adequate seating will be available.

This is your Association, and your input, interaction, and contributions are needed to promote and sustain the Association. One way to contribute to the Association is to submit articles for potential posting to the website. Also, submission of tips and resources for various services would be appreciated. Submissions should be e-mailed to Pam Peterson, Publicity Chair.