The New York State Bar Association is happy to announce that paralegals are now able to join the Association as non-attorney affiliates!

Paralegals play an integral role in the legal process by supporting attorneys in the delivery of legal services. As a non-attorney paralegal affiliate, NYSBA will provide access to top-notch legal resources and professional development allowing paralegals to stay ahead of the curve.

You may be asking yourself, “Am I able to become a non-attorney paralegal affiliate?”

If you are a legal assistant or paralegal, qualified by education, training or work experience, and employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity, and you perform specifically delegated substantive work for which a lawyer is responsible, then the answer is “yes” you may become a non-attorney paralegal affiliate.

The non-attorney affiliate package for paralegals is $100 annually and includes:

  • CPLR Update
  • 25% minimum discount on CLE programs
  • 25% minimum discount on NYSBA publications and forms
  • Access to complimentary downloadable forms
  • 1-year resume posting via Career Center
  • Complimentary subscriptions to Bar Journal, State Bar News, New York State Law Digest and CasePrepPlus
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