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This online application process will ask you to upload documents to verify your qualifications for membership based on the applicable criteria below (e.g. degree, paralegal certificate, certification, resume). Further, those applying to become a Voting member must upload CLE certificates totaling 6 hours of CLE credit (1 must be for ethics); this is required to submit the online application for Voting membership.  Please have them ready and saved to your computer prior to starting this application for easy upload and online application completion. 

Supported upload formats include: Adobe PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIF, and TIFF.


DAPA charges a one-time $10 application fee for all new Student, Non-Voting, and Voting applicants.  This fee does not apply towards future renewals, unless your membership lapses and you need to reapply.

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(10/01 - 05/31)


(06/01 - 09/30)

Renew or Reapply***

(01/01 - 12/31)****

 Voting / Non-Voting  $85  $66.25  $75
 Student  $65  $51.25  $55
 Emeritus  N/A  N/A  $55

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Membership Terms

DAPA's membership year runs January 1 to December 31.  If you join between June 1 to September 30 of any given year, you will receive a 25% reduction in dues.  Persons who join DAPA in October, November or December of any given year will pay the full membership fees, but their membership will be effective for the remainder of the current year through December 31 of the following year.  (Example:  Join October 2, 2024, membership expires December 31, 2025).  If you do not renew your membership before March 1st you will be dropped from the active association roster.  A portion of dues goes to membership in the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.

Membership Term: remainder of the current year or, if joining in October, November or December, the remainder of the current year through December 31 of the following year.

** Membership Term: remainder of the current year.

*** Membership Term: remainder of the current year if renewing/reapplying prior to October 1.  The term when reapplying in after October 1 is the remainder of the current year through December 31 of the following year.  Late fee will be applied on or after 03/01 until early renewals open in December.

**** The normal period for renewals is 01/01 - 02/28-29.  Those dropped from the active association roster after March 1 can reapply, paying the late fee.

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DAPA presents the information on this web site as a service to our members and other Internet users. While the information on this site is about legal issues, it is NOT legal advice.  Moreover, due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link.

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