This online renewal option is available to Active CP & FRP members, Associate & Patron Members ONLY.
Students and non-CP/non-FRP members MUST complete and mail in OR email the paper application with school/attorney attestations to Membership@cfpainc.org.
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To renew your membership in CFPA by using our online renewal, you must be an Active Member who is a CP or FRP, or Associate Member or Patron Member. All fields are required. Patron Members should "N/A" for paralegal/firm information.
Please be aware that this form will not generate a receipt for you. You should get a confirmation Email within 72 hours from the Membership Chair. If you do not get a confirmation Email, please contact the Membership Chair at MEMBERSHIP to confirm that your registration & payment was received. It is the responsibility of the registrant to ensure that payment AND renewal information are received by CFPA.Failure to confirm renewal and payment with CFPA may result in membership exclusion and loss of member benefits such as reduced seminar registration cost. For Patron and Associate Members: If not currently a paralegal, enter "N/A" in the form field where information is requested pertaining to paralegals.
Before you continue to Step 2 of your Renewal as a member of CFPA -- processing your payment -- you should be aware that CFPA has partnered with Pay Pal, a third-party service provider, to provide you with convenient online payment services via credit card or debit card. IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE TO YOU, YOU MUST PAY A NONREFUNDABLE CONVENIENCE FEE, WHICH PAY PAL CODES AS A SHIPPING/HANDLING FEE, IN ADDITION TO THE AMOUNT OWED TO CFPA FOR YOUR RENEWAL. This is NOT a surcharge, but an additional fee charged only to make payment online possible for you.
By continuing the renewal process online and submitting your payment request through PayPal, you agree to the terms outlined above and agree to pay the non-refundable convenience/handling fee charged by CFPA for this service.
TO AVOID THIS FEE, you may pay your renewal by check or money order through the mail or in cash by hand delivery to the Treasurer only. Please do not send cash through the mail. Mail check or money order along with your completed renewal form to: CFPA, Inc. Attn: MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL P.O. Box 1170 Orlando, FL 32802
RENEW Active Membership
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.
RENEW Associate Membership
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.
RENEW Student Membership
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.
RENEW Patron Membership
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.
The Central Florida Paralegal Association, Inc. ("CFPA") is a voluntary professional association and does not make any representation, endorsement or guarantee as to the quality, reliability, competency, accuracy, business practices/standards/ethics, or professionalism of any member of CFPA's Membership. CFPA does not conduct background checks or any other form of due diligence on any person or business applying for membership with CFPA.