Renewal Registration is currently closed

*Please register as a new member to rejoin CFPA*

want to join cfpa?

We are happy to have you!

New members must apply and be approved by the Board before membership is activated.
Complete and mail in the application below and pay for your membership under the appropriate membership type.
 
Please note:
*THERE IS A ONE-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE FEE OF $10.00 APPLIED TO ALL NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS*
Current Membership for all levels runs Jan 1 – Dec 31, each year.
Membership renewal for the following year begins Oct 1.
Timely renewals are due before Dec 31.
Late renewals are accepted Jan 1 – 31 and are subject to a $10 late fee.
No renewals are accepted after Jan 31 – you must reapply for membership.
Current year half price membership is available Jul 1 – Sep 30, but these are subject to renewal for the following year beginning Oct 1, as above.
 
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TWO WAYS TO PAY FOR YOUR CFPA MEMBERSHIP

PAY ONLINE**:
Process your online membership fee payment through PayPal using the appropriate category button below.  The membership fee, administrative fee, and Paypal convenience fee will be included in your payment. 
You will receive a confirmation once your payment is complete. 

PAY BY MAIL:
 To pay membership by check or money order, print and complete your membership application and mail it in with the fee that applies to your membership category (see below) and mail to:

CFPA, Inc
Attn: Membership
P.O. Box 1107
Orlando, FL 32802

**CFPA has partnered with PayPal in order to make online payments convenient.  In order to provide this service, a non-refundable fee of $2.00 will be added to any online payment made through PayPal.  Information about the PayPal fee can be read here.

Under what category of Membership do you fall?

Types of membership available:

Active Member
Associate Member
Student Member
Patron Member

ARTICLE IV – Membership

4.1      Classification of Membership. There shall be the following classes of membership in CFPA:

Active Member
Associate Member
Student Member
Patron Member

A.        Active Member: Only Active Members shall be entitled to vote, hold office, or serve on the Board of Directors.  A person may qualify for Active Membership by meeting one or more of the following:

Certification
Has been awarded a CLA/CP/ACP by NALA.
Has been awarded a RP by NFPA.
Has been awarded a PP by NALS.
Is currently registered with the Florida Bar as a Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) 

Education
Graduated from an ABA-approved paralegal program.
Graduated from a legal studies program from an accredited school which required at least 60 semester hours of classroom study.
Graduated from a legal studies program which required less than 60 semester hours PLUS at least six (6) months of in-house training as a paralegal.
Has a B.A. or B.S. in any field of study PLUS at least six (6) months of in-house training as a paralegal PLUS attestation from attorney/supervisor that the individual is qualified as a paralegal.

Experience

Has a minimum of three (3) years of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney INCLUDING at least six (6) months of in-house training as a paralegal. PLUS attestation from attorney/supervisor that the individual is qualified as a paralegal.
Has a minimum of two (2) years of in-house training as a paralegal PLUS attestation from attorney/supervisor that the individual is qualified as a paralegal.

  • ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT
 
 

B.       Associate Member: Any person may be an Associate Member who has current law related experience, such as legal secretaries, attorneys, judicial assistants, legal studies educators, member of a bar association or recent graduates of a law related programs who do not qualify as an Active Member or Student Member.  Associate Members have no voting rights and shall not serve as an Officer, Director, or Committee Chair, but may participate on any Committee or Sub-Committee and may serve as Parliamentarian.

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT
 
 

C.       Student Member:  Any person may be a Student Member while they are a full or part time student in good standing in any university, college, junior college or other educational program pursuing a course of studies as a paralegal or legal assistant.  Upon successful completion of the course of study, Student Members may qualify to apply for Active or Associate membership.  Student Members have no voting rights and shall not serve as an Officer, Director, or Committee Chair, but may participate on any Committee or Sub-Committee and may serve as Parliamentarian. 

  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT
 
 

D.        Patron Member:  Any individual, company, firm, vendor or institution endorsing the paralegal concept or involved in the promotion of the paralegal profession, and those persons, companies, firms, vendors, or institutions interested in supporting the organization, may become Patron Members.  Patron Membership does not include any individual who would otherwise be qualified as an Active or Associate Member.  Patron Members have no voting rights and shall not serve as an Officer, Director, Parliamentarian or Committee Chair, but may participate on any Committee or Sub-Committee.

  • PATRON MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT