We offer several benefits to our members.
Here is a current list of the benefits members receive from the San Francisco Paralegal Association.
The San Francisco Paralegal Association holds two (2) annual events each year, the Annual Meeting and Paralegal Day. At these meetings, professional paralegals may network with other legal professionals and complete all of their MCLE for a compliance period in a single year. Members will also be able to actively participate in the direction of the Association during the Annual Meeting's morning membership meeting. San Francisco Paralegal Association members can attend the Annual Meeting and Paralegal Day for a small fee.
California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA) Membership
The San Francisco Paralegal Association is an active member of the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA), a statewide organization responsible for California Business and Professions Code sections 6450 et al. and active in the advancement of the paralegal profession in California. As members of CAPA, San Francisco Paralegal Association members may attend all other CAPA member organizations' events for their member price. CAPA members also enjoy several other benefits. Membership in CAPA is free to San Francisco Paralegal Association members.
We work with corporations, law firms, nonprofit organizations, and other companies to bring our members paralegal and other related legal positions in the San Francisco Bay Area. The members' only Career Center
is free to San Francisco Paralegal Association members.
The San Francisco Paralegal Association wants active members who are interested in advancing the paralegal profession in California. We often have leadership positions available for active members.
Monthly or Bimonthly Practice Section Meetings
Each practice section attempts to hold monthly or bimonthly practice section meetings with topics from fields of law like Corporate and Intellectual Property, Litigation, Real Estate, and Trusts and Estates. Most of these meetings are approved for MCLE. For more information about each practice section, please click here. These meetings are free to San Francisco Paralegal Association members.
Every quarter, the San Francisco Paralegal Association holds a social in downtown Oakland or San Francisco. Each social provides an informal opportunity to get to know our members. These socials are free to San Francisco Paralegal Association members.
Every year, the San Francisco Paralegal Association awards one student member the F. Chantal Russell Scholarship in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000). Student members are asked to submit an essay of no more than five hundred (500) words on a specific prompt to the Professional Development Committee for review. The winner is chosen by the Committee and announced at the Annual Meeting.