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CAPITAL AREA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION



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JOIN CAPA OR RENEW AN EXISTING MEMBERSHIP

Are you a NEW member?  Apply online or submit the Voting/Associate Membership Application or the Student Membership Application by mail or email.  After you've joined, you will be able to customize your settings on this website, including how your information will look in the Members Directory.  As soon as the Membership Chair confirms your payment and information, you can login to the site to see the Job Bank, Members Directory or use the site in other ways. 


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Renewing an existing membership?   Easy!  Follow the renewal instructions on the Renew Membership page.  You will need the same email address that you previously used with CAPA.  You can add or update information after logging in with your email and password.  Lost or forgot your password?  Use the "Forget Password" link to reset.


If you have trouble using the website to join or log in, contact the Web Team or the Membership Chair.


RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR



Francesca D. Romans, ACP, TBLS-BCP

Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C.

4201 West Parmer Lane, Suite A-100

Austin, TX 78727

Phone: (512) 476-9944

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP


CAPA offers the following membership types:


Voting

$50/year

A Voting Member must be currently employed full time as a paralegal OR work at least thirty (30) hours per week as a freelance paralegal in the State of Texas, AND meet one of the following criteria:

- a four-year degree;
- completion of a paralegal program;
- five years of paralegal experience; or
- NALA, NFPA or TBLS certification.

Associate

$30/year

An Associate Member must meet one of the following criteria:

- is currently employed as a paralegal but does not satisfy the requirements of a Voting membership;
- is currently employed as a coordinator or supervisor of a paralegal program in a law firm, governmental agency, or corporate legal department;
- is not currently employed as a paralegal, but has completed a paralegal training program; 
- was previously employed as a paralegal, but is not employed at the time of application to CAPA; or
- does not reside or work in the Austin metropolitan area. 

Student

$25/year


A Student Member must be enrolled in a paralegal program at the time of application.  

Emeritus/Lifetime

$40 (one-time)

An Emeritus Member must meet the following criteria: 

- be a former active voting member of the Association;
- served either as an officer/director, or as a Committee Chair of the Association;
- is retired from the profession;
- is not currently employed as a paralegal;
- is in good standing with the Association.


Sustaining

$75/year

Sustaining Members are lawyers, law firms, government agencies, paralegal training programs, institutions and other vendors who serve the legal community. The vendors have an opportunity to network with CAPA members and promote their services at CAPA functions. Sustaining Members also provide valuable services and sponsorship for CAPA events. 

For details on Sustaining Membership, see the Sustaining Member page.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS


   EDUCATION

CAPA offers several hours of CLE throughout the year at monthly luncheons, CLE Seminars, and Lunch & Learns --many at discounted rates or no cost for Members.



  NETWORKING

Get to know other local legal professionals at meetings, social events, community service activities, and pro bono clinics. 



   JOB BANK

Exclusively for Members, CAPA's Job Bank is updated several times per month with job postings in the Austin area.



   SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarships can be used for paralegal certification exam fees, membership dues, CLE seminars, and other approved paralegal study materials. 


 

   MENTOR program

Ask for guidance from seasoned paralegals, or share your wisdom and experience with a student or new paralegal!


   PRO BONO SERVICE

Volunteer with Veterans' Court, CASA of Travis County, TexasLawHelp.org, CANLAW, and more. 


ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES

 Voting  $50
 Associate  $30
 Student  $25
 Sustaining      $75


OTHER FEES

There is a $10.00 initiation fee for all new applications. 

DISCOUNTED RATES

Discounts apply to partial-year memberships.  Applicants for INITIAL membership between July 1 and October 31 pay half the annual dues (+ the $10 initiation fee) for membership through the end of the current membership year (December 31).  Applicants for INITIAL membership between November 1 and December 31 pay the full annual dues  (+ the $10 initiation fee) for membership through December 31 of the following membership year. 

    Questions?  Email the Membership Chair. 

    Updated 2019.07.09

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