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New Member Application

The Paralegal Division is now accepting New member applications online [for persons who are not currently a member of the Paralegal Division].  All new member applications will be processed online with payment options by check, money order or credit card (no PO orders accepted).  Credit Cards accepted are:  Visa, Master Card, or American Express.  After completing the online membership form, please print your application before you Check-Out.  If you are paying by check, please mail dues payment along with a copy of the membership application to:  Paralegal Division, P. O. Box 19163, Amarillo, TX 79114.

For a full description of our membership criteria, please visit PD Membership Types and Criteria.


Begin Membership Process HERE

The Paralegal Division membership year is June 1 – May 31 (annual basis).  Fees are shown below:

Membership Type Full Year Pro-rated Year*
Active $75 $37.50
Associate $75 $37.50
Student $35 $17.50
Subscribing $100 $50
Sustaining $225 $112.50
 

*Pro-rated dues are only accepted (processed) between December 1 and February 25 

  1. Members joining between June 1 and November 30 of each calendar year will be members through the end of the membership year which is May 31.  Active and Associate members will be required to obtain the mandatory CLE hours for renewal, 6 hours of CLE, 1 of which must be legal ethics.  Two of the six hours can be satisfied with self-study or pro-bono, neither of which can replace the legal ethics requirement.
     
  2. Members joining between December 1 and February 25 (Pro-Rated Time Period) join the Division for half price and will be members through the end of the membership year, which is May 31.  Active and Associate members will be required to obtain the mandatory CLE hours for renewal, 6 hours of CLE, 1 of which must be legal ethics.  Two of the six hours can be satisfied with self-study or pro-bono, neither of which can replace the legal ethics requirement.  So, depending on when you join you will have between 3 and 6 months to complete your CLE requirements.
     
  3. Members joining between February 26 and May 31 will be members through the NEXT membership year, for example if you join in 2018 you will not be required to renew until 2019.  Active and Associate members will be required to obtain the mandatory CLE hours for renewal, 6 hours of CLE, 1 of which must be legal ethics.  Two of the six hours can be satisfied with self-study or pro-bono, neither of which can replace the legal ethics requirement, but the member will have until the NEXT membership renewal time period.  Again, for example 2019.  Access to member benefits may be delayed until late March or the first part of April when the State Bar Membership Department is ready to begin processing membership applications for the next fiscal year.


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The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas
PO Box 19163, Amarillo, Texas 79114
Telephone: (806) 443-2209

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