What is a paralegal?

PANO has accepted the American Bar Association's definition of a legal assistant/paralegal. 

The term paralegal is customarily used in Ohio.

our mission



PANO has been affiliated with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) since 1976.

NALA is a professional  organization whose mission is to provide continuing education and professional development programs to all paralegals.

  • Promote the Utilization of Paralegals

  • Provide Continuing Legal Education and Opportunities for Professional  Development to Paralegals

  • Address Ethical and Professional Issues Affecting the Paralegal Profession

  • Offer Leadership, Mentoring and Networking Opportunities