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RRVPA membership is open to paralegals, students in paralegal programs, attorneys, paralegal educators, and others, based on requirements approved by the Board of Directors. All members are bound by the NALA Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, in addition to any code adopted by the Association.
There are four categories of membership:
Voting - Open to any legal assistant/paralegal who meets the requirements as set forth in RRVPA Bylaws - Article IV 4.1.
Associate (Non-Voting) - Any person who is working as paralegal who has not yet achieved the status of voting member, or who works in a related field, who meets the requirements as set forth in the RRVPA Bylaws- Article IV 4.2.
Student (Non-Voting) - Any person who is currently enrolled full time in a formal course of study for paralegals at a college, university, junior college, or post secondary school, who meets the requirements as set forth in the RRVPA Bylaws- Article IV 4.3.
Sustaining (Non-Voting) - Any law firm, agency, association, educational institution, corporation, or other entity interested in supporting the paralegal profession and the Association, who meets the requirements as set forth in the Bylaws- Article IV 4.4.
Further details regarding the requirements as set forth in the RRVPA Bylaws are contained in the membership application form, attached on the right hand side of this page.
Meetings, Events and Social Gatherings - RRVPA has an informational meeting for its members in the spring and a membership meeting along with its election of officers in the fall. The North and South Regions usually meet once every month for a luncheon or after-hours gathering. Legal Assistant Day and Law Day celebrations, meet-and-greet socials, holiday parties, fundraising, volunteering and collecting food and holiday gifts for the underprivileged are some of the other ways members gather and contribute to the community.
Employment Opportunities - RRVPA informs its members of paralegal-related job openings that it is made aware of through area employers and other members.
Continuing Education - RRVPA sponsors two annual seminars - typically a seminar in the spring and a seminar in the fall, providing general legal education benefits as well as continuing education credits required to maintain CLA/CP certification through NALA. Other educational events throughout the year include occasional workshops and speaker luncheons on topics of interest to paralegals and members of the legal community.
Newsletter - RRVPA's newsletter is published and distributed to its members two times a year. A special issue is published for the annual meeting and election of officers.
To view / download / print a membership application form, click the following link: