Membership with the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals offers a number of perks, including:
Discounted insurance through Johnson Insurance
Highlander Wine Club
Discounts at Sherwin Williams
Private Shopping events at Ricki's
Benefits of Membership:
Continuing Education/Professional Development - monthly webinars on soft skills and technical topics
Performance Excellence Awards
Discount on courses through the ADR Institute of Alberta
Discount on courses offered through LESA
Paralegal - $120.00 per year
Paralegal Members are individuals who are currently employed as a paralegal, and meet the following requirements:
a) hold a certificate, diploma or degree issued by a post-secondary institution recognized by provincial legislation in Alberta, or a post-secondary institution recognized by the Association; and
b) has been employed as a paralegal for a minimum of 5 years (performing substantive legal work), certified in writing by a supervising member of the Law Society of Alberta.
Paralegal Members have voting privileges.
Independent Paralegal - $120.00 per year
Independent Paralegal Members are individuals who practice independently within a limited scope. In addition to the requirements listed in the Paralegal membership category, proof of valid Practice and Errors & Omissions insurance is required for this membership category.
Independent Paralegals have voting privileges.
Legal Support Professional - $100.00 per year
Legal Support Professional Members are qualified legal support professionals (legal assistants, legal admin assistants, Law Clerks, etc)
a) who have completed a Certificate or Diploma program recognized by the Association; or
b) have been employed for a minimum of 2 years as a legal support professional.
Legal Support Professional Members have voting privileges
Student - $20.00 per year
Students Members are in full-time or part-time studies, in a legal assistant or paralegal program at an institution recognized by the provincial legislation in Alberta, and recognized by the Association.
Student Members do not have voting privileges.
Affiliate - $100.00 per year
Affiliate Members are individuals who meet the requirements of one of the following categories:
a) a member of the Law Society of Alberta, or any other law society in Canada at the discretion of the Board;
b) a member of an educational institution approved by the Board endorsing legal support professionals, Legal Assistants and Paralegals, at the discretion of the Board.
Affiliate members do not have voting privileges
Corporate - $300.00 per year
A Corporate Member is any organization or corporation which supports the purposes of the Association. A Corporate Member shall be represented by a single individual and is not intended to provide a means for a law firm to extend membership privileges to employees who would otherwise qualify for membership under another category.
Corporate Members do not have voting privileges.
Alumni - $100.00 per year
This category of membership is reserved for existing AAPP members who have retired from the profession, but wish to maintain their membership with the association.
Alumni Members have voting privileges.
If an employer enrolls more than 2 employees for either a legal support or paralegal membership, a discount will be applied to membership fees. Discounts will be applied as:
2-10 members - 10%
11-29 members - 20%
30-49 members - 30%
50 or more members - 40%
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