Levels of Membership

AssociateVotingAffiliateSustaining
Dues$48 per year$66 per year$70 per year$150 OR $250 per year
Professional StatusNot employed as a paralegal at the time of dues renewal or not eligible for voting status.
(Includes Students)
Employed as a paralegal.Any person interested in supporting the Association and who qualifies under Article 3.2 of the General Membership Requirements.Any partnership, corporation, LLC, or other entity interested in supporting the Association.

$150 level - Company or individual’s name appears on our website under sustaining members pull down menu; they receive all emails that we send to our members; company or individual’s name is listed in our seminar agenda as a sustaining member.

$250 level - Company’s ad appears on our website for the year with a link to their website; they receive all emails that we send to our members; company is listed in our seminar agenda as a sustaining member.
 
Membership is renewable at the same time as all members, January 1 of each year.
Paralegal Educational RequirementsBaccalaureate degree in or with an emphasis in Paralegal Studies;
OR…
Degree in any field PLUS a Paralegal Certificate obtained from an ABA accredited or approved school or approved by the Association;
OR…
Associate degree in or with an emphasis in Paralegal Studies PLUS one year of paralegal experience;
OR…
Associate degree in any field PLUS a Paralegal Certificate obtained from an ABA accredited or approved school or approved by the Association, PLUS one year of paralegal experience;
OR…
Three years of consecutive paralegal experience with no formal paralegal education (as defined in Article 2.2). Persons admitted under this provision shall be entitled to renew their voting membership, provided all other membership requirements are met.
Baccalaureate degree in or with an emphasis in Paralegal Studies;
OR…
Degree in any field PLUS a Paralegal Certificate obtained from an ABA accredited or approved school or approved by the Association;
OR…
Associate degree in or with an emphasis in Paralegal Studies PLUS one year of paralegal experience;
OR…
Associate degree in any field PLUS a Paralegal Certificate obtained from an ABA accredited or approved school or approved by the Association, PLUS one year of paralegal experience;
OR…
Three years of consecutive paralegal experience with no formal paralegal education (as defined in Article 2.2). Persons admitted under this provision shall be entitled to renew their voting membership, provided all other membership requirements are met.
CitizenshipEligible to vote in State and Federal elections or be a permanent resident of the United States.Eligible to vote in State and Federal elections or be a permanent resident of the United States.Eligible to vote in State and Federal elections or be a permanent resident of the United States.
Bar Association StatusHas not been disbarred from any state bar association.Has not been disbarred from any state bar association.Has not been disbarred from any state bar association.
ResidencyLive or work in the State of Missouri or perform work for and is supervised by an attorney licensed in the State of Missouri.Live or work in the State of Missouri or perform work for and is supervised by an attorney licensed in the State of Missouri.Live or work in the State of Missouri or perform work for and is supervised by an attorney licensed in the State of Missouri.
CLE Requirement 6 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) annually.