Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs — Sustaining Members

How can my firm get a listing in the Sustaining Member directory?

If your firm would like to be listed in our Sustaining Member directory, please contact our Sustaining Member Advisor, who can assist you with any information you may need.

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Is an image required in order to have a Sustaining Member listing?

No.  Of course the more information displayed in a visually appealing manner the better.

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What are the specifications for the image that is displayed with an ad?

Images can be formatted as GIF, JPG, or PGN. In order to fit within the screen real estate allocated for the image, they must not exceed 500 pixels in width.  There is no fixed requirement for image height.  Finally, the file size of the image must not exceed approximately 50KB.

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How can a Sustaining Member get more involved with DAPA?

Sustaining Members can serve on committees, such as the planning committees for the Holiday Luncheon, Paralegal Day, or Career Day and offer to help with DAPA's service needs. A Sustaining Member may also sponsor any general membership meeting or a section meeting. Contact the Sustaining Member Advisor for more information

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How much does it cost to sponsor the general membership meeting?

The cost is about $50 to the vendor. DAPA asks that the Sustaining Member provide two $25 gift cards to hand out as door prizes. In exchange, the Sustaining Member may place their brochures and business cards on the dining tables and may speak for a few minutes before the door prize drawings. Typically, no other Sustaining Member should have their information on the tables.  Contact the Sustaining Member Liaison for more information.

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What is the Sustaining Member Expo?

The Sustaining Member Expo is an event scheduled during the summer in place of a general membership meeting. It is a trade show of sorts, where a limited number of DAPA Sustaining Members set up tables with their brochures and literature and the members have an opportunity to meet them. The Sustaining Member provides a door prize with a $50 minimum value as their fee and the drawings are held during the second half of the meeting. The Sustaining Member Advisor will send out email notices regarding this event.

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What if I have a suggestion or complaint?

Please email or call the Sustaining Member Liaison immediately with your concerns. We strive to have our organization be "member friendly" and we want to address your concerns. If it is something that needs to be brought before the Board of Directors, the Sustaining Member Liaison will present your issue there.

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When is it time to renew my membership?

DAPA's membership year runs from January 1 to December 31 of each calendar year. You should receive a reminder via email with a renewal form attached. Remember that the form must be returned with your check made out to DAPA.   If you have not received your renewal, please contact our Executive Director.

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How many names may I list as contacts?

Our form only allows for one name, but we understand the need for a "back up" person. Should you have a team member or supervisor who wishes to receive all the emails from the Sustaining Member Liason too, please notify the Sustaining Membe Liaison and they will add that name to their address book.

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How sophisticated can ad copy be? Can it include HTML?

Ad copy can include HTML, so it can be rather sophisticated.  Our webmaster has the final approval for HTML mark-up associated with an ad.

"Framed" or other content external to our website is generally not allowed.  Contact the  Website Director if framed content is of interest.

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