How to join MAPA, and how to renew membership.
How to Join
Membership in a professional paralegal association is rewarding and fulfilling for paralegals at any level in their careers. Whether you are a seasoned veteran, a new paralegal just entering the field, or a paralegal student, you will benefit by joining the Madison Area Paralegal Association (MAPA). Click here to join today!
MAPA offers several types of membership with corresponding dues depending upon the status of your career: Active Membership, Associate Membership, Sustaining Membership, and Student Membership.
Active members must be at least 18 years old, live or work within a 100 mile radius of Dane County, Wisconsin, and meet at least one of these qualifications:
1. Any individual who has successfully completed NALA’s Certified Paralegal (CP) or Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) examination and is employed as a paralegal/legal assistant, as attested to by their attorney-employer.
2. Any individual who has completed a formal course of study for paralegals/legal assistants and has submitted satisfactory evidence thereof and whose attorney-employer attests that such person is qualified as a paralegal/legal assistant.
3. Any individual who has a minimum of three years of legal-related professional experience under the supervision of an attorney including at least one year of in-house training as a paralegal/legal assistant, whose attorney-employer attests that such person is qualified as a paralegal/legal assistant.
Note: Active members may retain Active status though not employed as set forth above, provided they have been active members of MAPA for at least one year and shall continue to pay dues. Said members retain all the privileges of Active membership, except the right to hold office as an officer or director. Only Active members may vote and hold office in MAPA.
Dues: $70.00 per year (Government Employees: $30.00 per year)
Associate members must be at least 18 years old, have interest in supporting the paralegal/legal assistant profession and must not otherwise qualify for Active or Student membership.
Dues: $35.00 per year
Sustaining members are those individuals, law firms, corporations and paralegal/legal assistant program representatives who endorse the paralegal/legal assistant concept or are involved in the promotion of the paralegal/legal assistant profession who contribute dues as set forth in the Standing Rules.
Dues: $50.00 + per year
Student members must be at least 18 years old and currently be enrolled in a formal course of study for paralegals/legal assistants.
Dues: $25.00 per year
Get started by downloading the PDF application forms provided below using Adobe® Reader®.
For more information, please contact MAPA's Membership Chair:
Boardman & Clark LLP
1 South Pinckney Street
Madison, WI 53701-0927
Annual membership renewal is due by September 30th and applies to the following calendar year.
Members will receive a renewal form and instructions via mail in September.
Members may also download the PDF renewal form, and submit it according to the instructions.
Downloading the renewal form requires Adobe® Reader®.
Please contact the Membership Chair with questions
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