About NFPA - Become a Member

Join Your Local Member Association

When you join a local paralegal association that is a part of NFPA,
you automatically become an NFPA member at no extra cost!

Find an NFPA Member Association near you.

(Are you leading a local association and are interested in your association joining NFPA? Download this brochure to see the benefits your members receive.)

If you prefer to join NFPA directly, you can do so as an Individual Sustaining, Military or Student member. NFPA also offers group memberships for organizations and paralegal associations. Scroll down to learn more about NFPA membership types.

Individual Membership

For a PDF version of the individual
membership application, click here.

For a PDF version of the individual
membership renewal form, click here.


Most of NFPA's members are through local member paralegal associations across the United States.  Individual membership in any of our member associations includes membership with NFPA. 

Member benefits include discounts on NFPA Annual Convention rates, annual Joint Conference rates and a subscription to the National Paralegal Reporter magazine as well as preferred rates at several retailers and web sites.

Designed as a grassroots organization, NFPA® encourages individuals and representatives from member associations to become involved nationally by serving as a Coordinator, as a Committee member, or as a member of the national Board of Directors.

Members raise issues for research, study, and review by the appointed Coordinators and ad hoc committees. The entire membership will receive a report based on the data gathered by these groups. The issues may be raised during a national meeting.

At the conventions, NFPA members adopt a democratic process of discussion, debate and vote to address the issues. Each local association, regardless of its size, has one vote. To be adopted, all policy positions must be passed by a two-thirds majority.

Individual members are also encouraged to participate in NFPA through submission of agenda topics for debate at conventions and participation on chats and list serves.

Individuals may join NFPA via the purple button at the top of this page or the PDF version of the membership application. Please note: Membership is not available to those who are currently incarcerated.

Individual Sustaining Membership

  • Please include resume with your application as the processing will be delayed until practice can be verified.

Military Membership

  • Available to paralegals currently serving on Active Duty in the armed forces of the United States no matter where they are stationed.

Student Membership

Membership Types for Groups

Organizational Membership

  • Libraries, businesses and other organizations who are interested in promoting the paralegal profession are welcome to join NFPA.
  • Available to paralegal groups which are divisions or sections of non-paralegal entities (bar associations, government entities etc.) or located outside of the United States who want to associate with the mission and activities of NFPA but not participate in the governance of NFPA.
  • If you choose to pay by credit card, we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.


Paralegal Associations

  • Please see our Member Associations for details regarding your paralegal association joining NFPA.
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