Membership Categories

Membership Year is April 1 – March 31

No pro-rating of dues.


For currently employed paralegal/legal assistants, or teachers of legal assistant/paralegal education, or those employed within the judicial system or others* in fields which can be shown, via a description of one’s duties, to be closely related to the legal profession. *Please attach a description of your job duties which you feel relate your position to the legal profession. AAPA’s Membership Committee will review the submission and make a determination of applicability to this level of membership or others in fields closely related to the legal profession. This level of membership carries full voting privileges, and members at this level are also the only members who may serve as officers, directors or committee chairpersons.

Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00 per year

Premier (Currently Unavailable)

Same requirements as Professional/General membership listed above. This level of membership includes the cost of membership, attendance and meals during the monthly membership meetings throughout the year.

Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150.00 per year


Available to individuals (whether retired or otherwise currently unemployed), members of bar associations, businesses, organizations, and others who share the objectives of AAPA, and who wish to support its mission, programs and services. This classification allows bar associations, businesses, and organizations to own the membership, but said bar association, business, and organization, must designate only one person to serve as its attending member; and, said entitlement is not transferrable unless the chosen representative is no longer employed or associated with the member association, business or organization. This level of membership allows an individual to serve as a voting member of committees only.

Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 per year


For full-time students in paralegal/legal assistant training, who are not currently employed as a paralegal/legal assistant, unless it is shown said employment is an internship, and therefore part of the student’s curriculum; an individual is allowed a maximum of four years in the Student classification of membership. Please attach a letter from your school that you are enrolled in its paralegal program and your expected graduation date. No voting privileges are extended to this level.

Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00/year

Educational Institutions

Limited to educational institutions only.  One teacher/representative and one first time non-member student may attend monthly meetings at no additional membership cost (mandatory RSVP per month).  This level of membership allows one teacher/representative to serve as a voting member of committees only. 

Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00 per year


Available to members of the Bar, bar associations, businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and other entities or persons who wish to sponsor the AAPA and who wish to support its mission, programs, and services. Patron members will be referred to as “sponsors” and will receive recognition at educational, membership, and social events, in literature, and online postings.

Dues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200.00 per year