Delaware County Paralegal Association
After its founding in the fall of 2011, the DCPA currently boasts an active membership across the county. Members are provided a forum for the exchange of knowledge, information, viewpoints, ideas, educational opportunities and job openings.
As a part of the DCPA, members become affiliated with a statewide network of paralegals through the Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations. In addition, we sponsor continuing legal education courses for education and professional growth.
Charter Membership - Charter Members are full voting, elective and representative members who established their membership at the time of the Association's formation in 2011 and who continuously maintain their membership.
Full Membership - Full Members are full voting, elective and representative members who possess a paralegal certificate or degree from a legal assistant studies program and have six (6) months work experience as a paralegal.
Associate - Any person who has completed a course of study leading to the receipt of a paralegal certificate or degree, but who has not been employed as a paralegal for a period of at least six (6) months may become an Associate Member. In addition, any person who has graduated from a two (2) or four (4) year accredited educational institute but does not possess a paralegal certificate or degree and any person who has at least one (1) year's work experience as a paralegal but does not possess a paralegal certificate or degree, may become an Associate Member.
Student - Any person who is enrolled in a paralegal or legal assistant studies program leading to the receipt of a paralegal certificate or degree may become a Student Member.
Affiliate - Any person who is already a member of a paralegal association in another county may join the Delaware County Paralegal Associations for a reduced fee.
Sustaining Member - Any firm, association, corporation, educational institution or other entity who is interested in supporting the objectives and purposes of the Association.
Emeritus Member - Open to any retired former DCPA Officer or Board Member who has served at least five (5) years or longer, uninterrupted, in service to the organization.