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Any person or state-accredited educational institution meeting the membership criteria described below shall be admitted to membership in CCPA upon approval of the Board of Directors and compliance with the membership requirements set forth in the bylaws. Only Voting Members in good standing are entitled to vote upon each matter submitted to the members for action.
Voting Member - Any person employed as a paralegal, or in a position with duties comparable to those of a paralegal shall be eligible to become a Voting Member.; A Voting Member in good standing shall be eligible for election as an officer or director.
Affiliate Member - An Affiliate Member is defined as:
Any person who has been employed as a paralegal but who is not so employed at the time of application for membership;
Any person who has completed a formal course of study but who is not employed as a paralegal at the time of application for membership; or
Any voting member who is not employed as a paralegal or in a position with duties similar to those of a paralegal at the time of the annual renewal of membership.
Upon satisfaction of the requirements for a Voting Member, an Affiliate Member may become a Voting Member.
Student Member - A Student Member is defined as any person presently enrolled in a formal paralegal training program.
Sustaining Member - A Sustaining Member is defined as any state-accredited educational institution which offers a legal educational program and/or continuing legal education courses.
Click here for the CCPA Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, which all members are expected to read and abide by.