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Our Mission

The International Practice Management Association (IPMA) is the premier resource for information and education on the management of paralegals and other practice support professionals in law firms, corporations and law departments globally. Its mission is to advocate for the effective use and management of these professionals, to promote and enhance the proficiency and professionalism of its members, and to provide thought leadership to the membership, the legal industry, and the public at large on the value of utilization and management of paralegals and other practice support professionals.

COVID-19 Updates

We will continue to update this page as we receive information from other states and provinces on how they are adapting to COVID-19. Please send us information on how your state or province is changing during these times to info@theipma.org.

Here is a tool to help you get through working remotely with children in your home: Fun at-home activities for the kids.pdf.

New York Updates:

Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order addressing this issue.  Under the new modified rule (in effect through April 18, 2020), notarial acts under NYS law may be performed utilizing audio-video technology provided the following conditions are met:
  • The person seeking the Notary's services, if not personally known to the Notary, must present valid photo ID to the Notary during the video conference, not merely transmit it prior to or after; 
  • The video conference must allow for direct interaction between the person and the Notary (e.g. no pre-recorded videos of the person signing);
  • The person must affirmatively represent that he or she is physically situated in the State of New York; 
  • The person must transmit by fax or electronic means a legible copy of the signed document directly to the Notary on the same date it was signed; 
  • The Notary may notarize the transmitted copy of the document and transmit the same back to the person; and 
  • The Notary may repeat the notarization of the original signed document as of the date of execution provided the Notary receives such original signed document together with the electronically notarized copy within thirty days after the date of execution.
  • Find your NY notary information if you do not have your stamp here. It can be handwritten in.