The Route to Qualification

The Institute offers an internationally recognised career path for paralegals in Hong Kong: the Route to Qualification.

Its purpose is to provide paralegals and their employers with a simple and consistent paralegal career path based upon standards, proven competency, experience and training.

Why the Route to Qualification was introduced:
What is the Route to Qualification?

There are four stages in the Route to Qualification:

Affiliate Effectively the student grade, but open to all aspiring to become paralegals

Associate Paralegal (A.Inst.Pa) For those at or near the beginnig of their paralegal careers

Qualified Paralegal (Q.Inst.Pa) Recognition of ‘flying hours'/experience but not proof of competency

Fellow of the IOP (F.Inst.Pa) Recognition of proven competency and experience 

Professional Titles for Members

Affiliate members do not receive a professional title

Associate Paralegal members can call themselves Associate Paralegals  in correspondence, documentation, etc and use the letters A.Inst.Pa after their names (Associate member of the Institute of Paralegals)

Qualified Paralegals can call themselves Qualified Paralegals in correspondence, documentation, etc and use the letters Q.Inst.Pa after their names (Qualified of the Institute of Paralegals)

Fellow of the IOP can call themselves a Fellow of the IOP in correspondence, documentation, etc and use the letters F.Inst.Pa after their names (Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals)


 

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