Wednesday, May 15, 2019

American Bar Association Opportunities for Paralegals and Paralegal Students


On May 1, 2019 the ABA launched a new Membership Model. The new model features:
  • Simplified DUES RATE STRUCTURE, with a $75 membership rate for paralegals$0 for paralegal students, and attorney rates based on number of years from first admission to the bar.
  • Access to a new online, on-demand CLE Member Benefit Library with 450+ titles
  • An option to join the Law Practice and General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Divisions free with your ABA membership
  • A new ABA logo
ABALogo

Please share this information with students, paralegal faculty and others who may be interested.

Cessation of ABA Spotlights

As many of you know, over the past several years the Standing Committee and Approval Commission has produced the ABA Spotlight Series highlighting legal resources available on the ABA’s website. With the release of the new membership model, previous content may only be accessible to ABA members. In light of this change, the Standing Committee and Approval Commission will no longer be producing the Spotlight Series.

The Committee will be exploring different ways to provide information on paralegal education and the profession to our ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs and other interested parties. We are looking to launch a Standing Committee on Paralegals and Approval Commission Blog within the next several weeks and hope to use this format to share content and resources, in addition to information and activities of the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals and Approval Commission. We welcome ideas for future blog topics. Please contact Jessica Watson with any questions or feedback.

Thank you,

Christopher Jennison, Chair of the Standing Committee on Paralegals
Thomas E. McClure, Chair of the Standing Committee on Paralegals Approval Commission