The CCPA was formed in 1992 with the objectives and purposes of promoting and maintaining high standards and ethics in the paralegal profession; providing a forum for the exchange of information about the profession; enhancing the role of paralegals in the community; and encouraging the continuing legal education of paralegals. The CCPA currently has over 70 members and has bi-monthly meetings in which a speaker from the legal community is invited to speak on current updates in the law or of special interest. In addition, the CCPA is extremely active in the Pro Bono community in assisting Legal Aid with fundraising events and legal aspects and the Pro Bono Committee is also assisting the Chester County Orphans Court with its Guardianship Program. The Chester County Bar Association has requested the CCPA’s assistance with its Access to Justice Program, which aids persons who do not meet Legal Aid’s poverty level but still do not have enough money to hire a lawyer. CCPA produces a bi-monthly newsletter and has the following active committees: Continuing Legal Education, Membership, Pro Bono, Fundraising, Publicity and Job Bank.