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ARIZONA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

Due to the difficult times and COVID-19, as a paralegal community, the Arizona Paralegal Association is offering a twenty-five percent (25%) discount for all new membership and renewal memberships for the registration for 2021.


Questions?  Email our Membership Chair at membership@azparalegal.org.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

Membership in the Arizona Paralegal Association Entitles you:

Receive a copy of our monthly publication The eDigest, which includes articles on the latest trends in the legal field, legal briefs, helpful websites, seminar announcements and a Job Bank.  You'll also receive access to our exclusive Members Only Job Bank.
 
Be connected to the largest network of Arizona paralegals which provides a unique opportunity to grow and thrive in the legal community.  Your membership includes access to our exclusive Member Networking Forum, where you can communicate with fellow members to receive tips and answers to your questions.  You can also network with other members using our online Member Directory.

Join in on our reasonably priced monthly webinars, usually held the second Wednesday of each month.  We provide continuing legal education in a wide range of topics that will be of interest to our members.  AS A NEW MEMBER BENEFIT, membership includes one FREE APA sponsored webinar during the current membership year.  This is a $25 value and is worth one (1)  hour of CLE credit.  

Watch recordings of our prior webinars in our Members Only section.
 

Attend our Annual Legal Seminar and Conference at a discounted price, held annually in May.  Be pampered and earn 6 hours of CLE all in one day!

Participate in community service events, including our annual charity drive in December.

Grow:  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024. Being a part of the APA connects you to this growing group of professionals!

LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP:

Voting Membership (Normal pricing is $75.00 per year, but for 2021 only $56.25):
  • Open to any Arizona resident who is actively employed in the State of Arizona in the capacity of a paralegal and who meets at least one of the requirements below:

      • Graduation from an ABA-approved program of study for paralegals.
      • Graduation from a course of study for paralegals which is institutionally accredited, but not ABA-approved, and which requires not less than the equivalent of 60 semester hours of classroom study.
      • Graduation from a course of study for paralegals other than those set forth in 1 and 2 above, plus not less than six (6) months of in-house training as a paralegal.
      • Receipt of a baccalaureate degree in any field, plus not less than six (6) months of in-house training as a paralegal.
      • A minimum of three (3) years of law related experience under the supervision of an attorney, including at least six (6) months of in-house training as a paralegal.
      • Successful completion of the NALA Certified Paralegal (“CP") examination.
      • A minimum of two (2) years of in-house training as a paralegal.
      • Good standing as a member of NALA.
Non Voting Membership (Normal pricing is $65.00 per year, but for 2021 only $48.75):
  • Open to paralegals who are:
      • a graduate of a paralegal training program but not yet employed as a paralegal; or
      • has been employed as a paralegal in the past but is not currently employed in that capacity; or
      • is employed as a paralegal outside of the State of Arizona.

Student Membership (Normal pricing is $25.00 per year, but for 2021 $18.75):

  • Open to students enrolled in a formal training program for paralegals, either in the State of Arizona or outside the State of Arizona.  (Student membership status limited to 1 year.)

Associate Membership (Normal pricing is $100.00 per year, but for 2021 only $75.00):

  • Other persons or entities are eligible to be associate members of the APA if they are:
      • Members of bar associations;
      • Involved in an educational field which endorses the paralegal concept;
      • Involved in the promotion of the paralegal profession;
      • Educational entities which have established a paralegal curriculum; or
      • Other paralegal associations, regardless of geographical location.

Exception Membership (Non Voting) (Normal pricing is $25.00 per year, but for 2021 only $18.75):

  • A person is eligible to be an exception member of the APA if he/she is retired from the paralegal profession.

Honorary Membership (Non Voting) ($0.00 per year):

  • A person is eligible to be an honorary member of the APA if he/she served on the APA Board of Directors for a minimum of 10 years and is retired from the paralegal profession.


MEMBERSHIP TERM:

PLEASE NOTE:  The term for membership is from January to December each year.  Members joining in December will receive membership that extends to the end of the following year.  (We currently do not offer one-year memberships from date of joining.) 

IMPORTANT:  You don't need to worry about the time of year you join the APA.  When you become a member, you will have complete online access to all of our past issues of The eDigest (our monthly newsletter), recorded webinars, webinar handouts, job bank, mentoring program, access to our members directory, and you can still use your free APA webinar coupon until the end of the year.  We hope you will consider joining us.

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Contact:

P.O. Box 10364
Phoenix, Arizona 85064

board@azparalegal.org

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