Associate Membership Criteria
You should apply for Associate Membership if you are currently employed as a paralegal with less than one year of experience, a paralegal performing substantive legal work 50% of the time, or a coordinator/supervisor of a paralegal program within a law firm, corporation, or agency and meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. You are a Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) Board Certified Paralegal, a National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Paralegal, or a Registered Paralegal by the National Federation of Paralegal Association (NFPA).
2. You have received a bachelor's or higher degree in a field other than legal studies.
4. You have completed a paralegal program/college that consists of a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) of which fifteen (15) are substantive legal courses.
5. You have completed a paralegal program/college that consists of fifteen (15) semester hours of substantive legal courses.
The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas
P.O. Box 1375 Manchaca, Texas 78652
Telephone: (512) 280-1776 — Fax: (512) 291-1170
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