Promoting Paralegal Professionals
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Membership Benefits

NALP is the longest running UK Membership Body for Paralegals. We have dedicated over 30 years to promoting the status of Paralegal Professionals, gaining greater recognition for the work you do within the legal sector. 



Every new member of NALP will have the exclusive opportunity to book a phone consultation with an expert in the field of Paralegal Qualifications and careers in the legal sector. If you're looking to advance your career or are new to the legal sector, our expert is on hand to advise you.



For over 30 years, we have been lobbying and advocating on our members' behalf for greater recognition. NALP has in the past lobbied The Law Society and the Bar Council. 


We are the only paralegal membership body to offer nationally recognised and accredited courses through the Government body, Ofqual. Our members have access to all NALP's bespoke qualifications, to further your training and career. 

Professional Recognition 

Joining a professional membership body broadens your CV and demonstrates a commitment to your career. NALP is highly recognised within the legal sector, our membership shows you have reached a certain level of expertise in your profession and adds to your credibility. 

News and Support

As a NALP Member, you will have exclusive access to our Members' Area on the website with access to webinars (coming soon) on various subject areas, latest news and career tips.



We have partnered with a variety of companies and organisations to secure our member's fantastic discounts. With up to 25% off HMCA (Hospital and Medical Care Association) and discounts on medical care, dental plans, personal accident plan, breakdown recovery and much more.

Licensed Paralegal Register

All NALP Members will have benefit from free registration on the LPR, NALP's Licenced Paralegal Register. The LPR is a a great opportunity for NALP members to market themselves to prospective employers and clients. 

NALP Members will also benefit from the opportunity to gain our Licence to Practise. 



NALP Mission Statement 

NALP strives to ensure that its members are recognised as a key part of the legal profession by the quality of its qualifications and professional development. NALP encourages, promotes and develops the role and practice of the paralegal and represents the best interests of its members.

Our Objectives

to provide for the qualification of its Affiliate Members as Paralegals

to provide for the career development of its qualified Members

to disseminate information on matters of professional interest

to represent, promote and express the collective interests of its Members

to act as a consultative body on all things concerned with the Paralegal Profession

to provide a forum for all matters affecting the interests of its Members

to provide opportunities for social contacts amongst Paralegals




Who Can Become a Member?


Legal Secretaries 


available for anyone who has a Legal Secretary Diploma from ILSPA or CiLex or other.

Affiliate Membership


available to those with relevant legal experience or qualifications and students

Associate Membership


Minimum Level 3 (appropriate law related certificate/diploma) A' Level Law or minimum relevant legal experience 3 years+

Graduate Membership


LLB or BA Law or Joint Law Degree, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course or Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice - without experience

Fellowship Membership


Minimum Level 6 (Graduate) eg LLB, BA, GDL or Joint Law Degree (to include the English Common Law System) + minimum 3 years relevant legal experience

Licensed Membership


Fellows with relevant qualifications and/or experience who have many years experience and are working in-house in law firms or companies


Not sure which Membership you're eligible for? Please get in touch, we'd be happy to help!