There are seven membership categories: General, Associate, Student, Patron/Sustaining, Affiliate and Paralegal Educational Program. Each membership category has its own requirements and benefits. Click here to view the requirements for each level of membership.

Benefits of Membership:
  • Statewide and District meetings to exchange ideas with colleagues;
  • Continuing legal education through our 6+ hour Annual Seminar in the Spring and our CLA/NCCP Review Courses;
  • Professional recognition;
  • Access to our Quarterly Magazine, NCPA FORUM, and district newsletters; our statewide job bank; and our utilization survey;
  • Sharing knowledge and efficient procedures among members with diverse experience and training;
  • Student essay scholarships and mentoring program;
  • Meredith R. Pollette, CLAS Scholarship Award;
  • Mary F. Haggerty CLA Scholarship Award;
  • Liaison with local paralegal associations;
  • Access to NCPA's online membership directory and website, including seminar registration, dues renewal payment, listservs, a Career Center, and more.

New Members Applications
Online Applications:
Paper Applications
Renewal Applications
Renewal applications are available by logging in to your profile and clicking Renew My Membership.  

You must still be eligible for the same membership status as you were last year. Students, you must still be enrolled in school and must complete a renewal app, even though your membership is free.  Past Presidents must also renew even though your membership is free.

If your circumstances have changed since your last application, you may need to complete a new application. If you have questions about which member level you qualify for, email [email protected].
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