Welcome to FWPA's brand new online membership application system! We have been serving paralegals and paralegal students since 1982 by providing Continuing Legal Education and professional and community service programs throughout the year. Whether you are new to FWPA or are renewing your existing membership, we invite you to select the option below and complete your application today!
FWPA provides great benefits including, but not limited to, 22 one-hour CLEs approved by TBLS, NALA and the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas. CLE is accomplished by attending General Membership Meeting Luncheons (various fields of law) and Specialty Section brown bags in the fields of Family Law, Litigation, Probate/Real Estate, and Technology. FWPA also provides an online Job Bank, Membership Directory, a bi-monthly online newsletter (the Cowtown Paralegal Reporter), and student scholarships. Other events are held throughout the year, including a Patron Parade in April honoring our Vendors and a Holiday Luncheon in December. The networking opportunities are limitless. Do not miss out on these and so many other great benefits. We are certain you will find something you like by being a member.
If you join FWPA in July, August or September you will pay 1/2 of the membership fees to cover dues until the end of the current year. Persons who join FWPA in October, November or December will pay the full membership fees, but their membership will be effective for the remainder of the current year through December 31 of the following year.
- Full Year: October 1 of current year through December 31 of following year, indicated as FY* in the table below
- Half Year: July 1 of current year through December 31 of current year, indicated as HY** in the table below
|New - FY*
10/01 — 06/30
|New - HY**
07/01 — 09/30
|Renew - FY*
10/01 — 11/30
12/01 — 06/30
|Renew - HY**
07/01 — 09/30
Choose an option
Apply as a new member—Use this option if you've never been a member of FWPA. Existing guest members should use the Renewal process below to apply as a member.
Use this option if you have ever been a member of FWPA or have a guest member account. You will be redirected to log on and then be redirected as needed. Even lapsed former members can logon for renewal purposes. If you have forgotten your password you can recover it on the logon page. If you've forgotten what email address you used for a logon ID or you no longer have access to that account, contact the membership chair for assistance.
- Document your CLE activity (Voting and Freelance only) - The online renewal process assumes the data contained in your CLE records as the starting point for the renewal process documentation. Review your CLE documentation and then return to this page to continue with the renewal process. You must have 6 hours of CLE documented before beginning the renewal process. After As a reminder, you can manage your ongoing CLE Records at anytime during the year via the page found in our site menu: Members Only > Directory > Manage My CLE Records. All CLE documentation is subject to audit.
A Voting or Freelance member whose membership has lapsed within the previous twelve months, and who is reapplying for Voting or Freelance membership must document completion of a minimum of 6 CLE hours. An application found in violation of the CLE requirements will be rejected without refund of any fee paid.
- Begin Renewal Process (Note: Existing guest members also use this link to apply as a member.)