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Membership in the IPA is based upon a calendar year (January - December). Membership of those joining after October 1st shall extend through the end of the next calendar year; however, NFPA will not be notified of your membership until after January 1st.

Regular

Membership is open to any person who is: (1) an Illinois resident employed as a paralegal on a full-time basis in the State of Illinois; or (2) a non-Illinois resident employed as a paralegal on a full-time basis in the State of Illinois; or (3) an Illinois resident employed as a paralegal on a full-time basis in any State contiguous to Illinois. Regular members shall be eligible to vote, hold elected office and chair committees. Regular Membership is $85.00.

Associate

Membership is open to (1) any person employed as a paralegal on a part-time basis in the State of Illinois; or (2) any person formerly employed as a paralegal; or (3) any graduate of a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution who is seeking a paralegal position. Associate members may attend meetings of the members and directors and may serve on committees or as committee chairperson, but shall be excluded from voting and from holding elected office. Associate Membership is $70.00.

Student

Membership is open to (1) any permanent or temporary Illinois resident who is enrolled in a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution in Illinois in pursuit of a certificate or degree and is not working as a paralegal; or (2) to any non-Illinois resident residing in a state contiguous to Illinois, and who is also enrolled in a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution in Illinois in pursuit of a certificate or degree and is not working as a paralegal. Student members may attend meetings of the members and directors and may serve on committees, but shall be excluded from voting, from holding elected office and from appointment as committee chairpersons. Student Membership is $50.00

Emeritus

Membership is open to a Regular Member who has been in good standing for at least the preceding five consecutive years and is no longer engaged in the paralegal profession, provided that he/she (1) retired from the paralegal profession; or (2) is disabled or handicapped such that he/she is no longer engaged in the paralegal profession.  Emeritus members may attend meetings of the members and directors, may serve on committees, and will receive, via e-mail, all of the Corporation's publications, but shall be excluded from voting, from holding elected office and from appointment as committee chairpersons. Emeritus Membership is $50.00

Sustaining

Membership is open to any person, law firm, business, educational institution or other organization interested in furthering the purposes of the Corporation. Sustaining members may attend meetings of the members and directors and may serve on committees, but shall be excluded from voting, from holding elected office and from appointment as committee chairpersons. Sustaining Membership is $175.00