Institutional Membership is available to schools offering paralegal and legal assistant education programs that are either approved by the American Bar Association or in substantial compliance with the ABA guidelines and accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. As an Institutional Member, one representative from that school is able to vote at the annual business meeting as well as the institution receiving full membership benefits.
Benefits include: Access to the association listserv for answers to pressing questions and shared ideas with colleagues; a subscription to The Paralegal Educator magazine, which is published twice a year; the ability to establish a chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), the national honor society founded by AAfPE; access to the association's online newsletter, The Sidebar, which is published three times a year; access to the ever-expanding Members Only area of the AAfPE website, including the online membership directory, full-text articles from The Paralegal Educator, and access to the Electronic Resource Library, a repository of new information, resources, and tools to assist you in program direction. Institutional members of AAfPE exercise a voice on decisions affecting the paralegal profession.
Dues are $450 annually (January 1 – December 31)
Download the institutional membership application
There is also an initial one-time $50 application processing fee for this category for new schools.
*Click here to view AAfPE's Prorated Dues for New Member Applications