As described in detail on our criteria page, FWPA has 8 types of memberships: Voting, Associate, Freelance, Associate, Student, Law Firm, Patron. and Emeritus.
***DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR VOTING AND FREELANCE MEMBERSHIPS***
This online application process will ask you to verify your qualifications for membership based on the applicable criteria below (e.g. degree, paralegal certificate, certification, resume).
Further, those applying to become a Voting or Freelance member must itemize their CLE from their certificates totaling 6 hours of CLE credit (1 must be for ethics). Please have your CLE certificate information ready PRIOR to starting this application in order to fill out and submit the FWPA CLE Tracking Form.
FWPA charges a one-time $10 application fee for all new Associate, Freelance, Sustaining and Voting applicants. This fee does not apply towards future renewals, unless your membership lapses and you need to reapply.
Online credit card payment or check will be accepted. See invoice in your Profile for payment method and invoice for mailing address for checks.
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Our Terms and Conditions for Use
If applying as a Voting member, I certify that I work under the direct supervision of a Texas licensed attorney and perform specifically delegated substantive legal work for at least eighty percent of the time and that a licensed attorney is responsible for my (Applicant's) work product; OR I am a freelance paralegal who has performed specifically delegated substantive legal work under the direct supervision of an attorney during the past six (6) months.
If applying as a Student member, I hereby apply for student membership with FWPA. I hereby certify that I am currently enrolled in an accredited Texas paralegal program leading to a degree or certificate of completion. I hereby give my consent for a representative of FWPA to contact the administrator of this program for verification or clarification of my qualifications for membership, and I understand that if any information submitted in this application is false, it will be grounds for denial of my application.
Applicants agree to be bound by the FWPA Bylaws, and the statements on the application are true and correct. If a member violates FWPA's Bylaws and/or Code of Ethics, FWPA reserves the right to terminate that membership immediately with all membership dues forfeited.
I have read and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions for Use. I further agree that all data submitted is subject to audit and that an application found in obvious contravention of our membership requirements will be rejected without refund of any fee paid.