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BECOME A GLPA MEMBER TODAY!

Networking is a key element in the success of your career.

The Great Lakes Paralegal Association's goal is to foster professional and personal growth of paralegals in Michigan. This includes paralegal students who are entering the work force and those paralegals with experience who have been working in all areas of the law.  The Association will provide networking opportunities, mentoring, continuing education programs, and assistance with national cerification.

Member Benefits

  • Up to date information on issues and trends in the paralegal profession, both locally and nationally.

  • Continuing legal educational opportunities.

  • Receive a discounted rate on all GLPA programs and events.

  • Networking opportuntiies to meet with legal professionals in your local community.

  • NALA will waive your initiation fee to become a NALA member.

  • NALA "Facts & Findings" subscription is available at a discounted rate of $25.

Membership Levels

Active Membership, $40

This classification of membership has

  • Full voting privileges

  • May serve as officers, directors, committee chairpersons, or members of the Executive Committee

ELIGIBILITY

Active membership is open to any individual who meets at least one of the following requirements.    

1. Any individual who has successfully completed the Certified Legal Assistant ("CLA") or Certified Paralegal ("CP") examination of NALA and is currently in good standing as a CLA or CP with NALA, or

2. Any individual who has graduated from an American Bar Association ("ABA") approved program of study for paralegals, or

3. Any individual who has graduated from a course of study for paralegals, which is institutionally accredited but not ABA approved, and which requires no less than the equivalent of sixty (60) semester hours of classroom study, or

4. Any individual who has graduated from a course of study for paralegals other than those set forth in ii. and iii. above, plus not less than six (6) months of in-house training as a paralegal, whose attorney-employer attests that such person is qualified and employed as a paralegal, or                 

5. Any individual who has received a baccalaureate degree in any field, plus not less than six (6) months in-house training as a paralegal, whose attorney-employer attests that such person is qualified and employed as a paralegal, or

6. Any individual who has a minimum of two (2) years of in-house training as a paralegal and a minimum of five (5) years of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney, whose attorney-employer attests that such person is qualified and employed as a paralegal as outlined in the definition of a paralegal.

Student Membership, $15

This classification of membership has

  • No voting rights

  • Cannot serve as an officer, director, committee chairperson, or member of the Executive Committee

ELIGIBILITY

Student membership is open to any individual who is a full-time student in good standing in any college, junior college, community college, or other school pursuing a course of study as a paralegal.  

  • A student that has graduated from the above outlined paralegal educational programs may retain their membership status as a student member for two years after the date of their graduation, or until such time as they qualify as an Active Member.

Sustaining Membership, $50

This classification of membership has

  • No voting rights

  • Cannot serve as an officer, director, committee chairperson, or member of the Executive Committee

ELIGIBILITY

Sustaining membership is available to those individuals, law firms, corporation, and paralegal program representatives who endorse the paralegal concept or are actively involved in the promotion of the paralegal profession.