Cleveland Association of Paralegals, Inc.  

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Membership Categories

CAP Membership Categories

(Must meet each component of qualifications)

Voting Member:  i) a Practicing Paralegal; ii) an associate?s or bachelor?s degree with paralegal studies component or a minimum 3 years work experience as Practicing Paralegal; iii) payment of dues

Associate Member:  i) an individual not currently a Practicing Paralegal, a retired Voting Member, a Paralegal Manager, or an Allied Legal Professional; ii) an associate?s or bachelor?s degree with paralegal studies component or minimum 3 years work experience as Practicing Paralegal; iii) payment of dues

Student:  i) an individual currently student enrolled and attending an institutionally accredited paralegal studies program, full-time or part-time; ii) payment of dues

Sustaining (including Vendor Membership):  i) a Legal Services Organization** or any other individual interested in supporting CAP; ii) payment of dues. 

Educator:  i) an individual currently teaching or directing courses in paralegal studies at an institutionally accredited school or an individual who is a program Trustee of a paralegal education program at an institutionally accredited school; ii) payment of dues.

** All new and renewal applications will be reviewed for proper credentialing on an annual basis.  Each class of membership shall consist of all qualified members in good standing who are not incarcerated nor have been convicted of a felony, who have properly submitted an application, and who have paid the applicable annual membership dues. A Practicing Paralegal is an individual who is retained or employed on a full or part-time basis and who spends the majority of their employment performing the work of a paralegal.

**Vendor Membership is per organization ? not individuals.

Membership runs from July 1st thru June 30th**

To join, you must be sponsored by an attorney member of the CMBA. If you do not know an attorney that is a member of the CMBA, please contact CAP?s Director of Membership. Dean of Paralegal School must sponsor students.

If you should have any questions or concerns or require additional information, please contact our Director of Membership - Membership@capohio.org.