Individuals employed by a current PIABA member in good standing as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant who are performing substantive legal work 80% (or more) of the time may apply for Paralegal Membership. In general, Paralegal Members have access to all Member services including access to the PIABA members area of its website, subscription to the PIABA members list-serve, attendance to PIABA Meeting Closed sessions, and subscription to the PIABA Bar Journal. Paralegal members may serve on PIABA Committees. The annual membership fee is $200 per year.
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Member Qualifications
At a minimum, Paralegal/Legal Assistant membership qualifications include:
1. the applicant must be employed by a current PIABA member in good standing as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant performing substantive legal work 80% (or more) of the time.
2. the applicant may not be lawyer.
3. the applicant is subject to the PIABA 80-20 rule.
3. at the time of application, the applicant and qualifying member must sign the Paralegal/Legal Assistant membership application agreeing to all Paralegal/Legal Assistant and Member qualifications.