Paralegal Association of Northwest Ohio

ACTIVE

Individuals, law firms, corporations, and paralegal program representatives who: 

  • endorse the paralegal concept; or
  • are actively involved in the promotion of the paralegal profession   

ASSOCIATE

STUDENT

Any individual who is not an employer, attorney, or educator who: ​

  • ​completed a minimum of 16 semester or 24 quarter credit hour core related legal assisting courses in an ABA approved program of study that does not otherwise qualify them for Student Membership; or
  • would be qualified for Active Membership under Section 3, but is not currently employed;
  • has a minimum of three years of law-related-experience under attorney supervision, including at least one year of in-house training as a paralegal, whose attorney-employer attests that such person is qualified as a paralegal;
  • is a renewing member and would be qualified for Active Membership but, has not met the mandatory CLE requirements; or
  • ​​was an Associate Member of record as of June 30, 1990  

Any individual who is a student who:

  • is pursuing a course of study as a paralegal at an institutionally accredited university, college, or junior college; and
  • who does not otherwise qualify as a member under any other membership category​

Any individual who is employed full-time as a paralegal and who meets at least one of the following requirements:

  • ​successfully passed NALA's Certified Legal Assistant exam;
  • ​successfully passed the OSBA's Certified Paralegal exam;
  • has a paralegal degree or certificate from an ABA approved program
  • has a paralegal degree or certificate from a non-ABA approved program which required a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hours;
  • has received a baccalaureate degree in any field and has a minimum of one year in-house training as a paralegal and whose attorney-employer attests the individual is qualified as a paralegal;
  • ​was an active member of TALA or PANO prior to June 30, 1993


Renewing members must also have 4.0 CLE (3 of which were substantive) in the preceding membership year.


SUSTAINING

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