Joining L.A.W.S.

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Legal Assistants of the Western Slope is an organization committed to making networking simple, so becoming a member should be simple, too!

L.A.W.S. maintains four levels of membership: Active, Student, Associate and Sustaining. The qualifications for each level of membership are described below:

Active Membership: Open to: (a) all individuals with a minimum of two years work experience in the paralegal field to which the majority of work is of a substantive nature performed under the direct supervision of an attorney and which would otherwise be performed by an attorney; or (b) to individuals who have a baccalaureate degree, or certificate from an ABA approved, institutionally accredited, or other legal assistant course of study, plus one year of work experience as described in subparagraph a).  Active membership is the only level of membership with  voting privileges.

Student Membership: Open to any individual who is a student in good standing in any college, junior college or other school, pursuing a course of study as a legal assistant.

Associate Membership: Open to: (a) individuals with less than two years work experience in the paralegal field in which the majority of work is of a substantive nature, performed under the direct supervision of an attorney and which would otherwise be performed by an attorney; or b) individuals who have a baccalaureate degree, or certificate from an ABA approved, institutionally accredited, or other legal assistant course of study, and less than one year of work experience as described in subparagraph a).

Sustaining Membership: Open to those individuals, law firms, corporations or legal assistant program representatives who endorse the legal assistant concept or are actively involved in the promotion of the legal assistant profession who contribute annual dues of $50.00 or more.

ANNUAL DUES

Active Membership: $40.00            

Associate Membership: $20.00

Student Membership:  $20.00            

Sustaining Membership: $50.00 or more

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