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Membership levels - National Association of Licensed Paralegals

Membership levels

Which Membership is Right for You?

To help identify the right membership level for you, we have developed this table. Review the Suitable For and Eligibility Criteria columns to quickly identify the right membership level within the National Association of Licensed Paralegals. If you are still unsure, get in touch or give us a call on 0207 112 8034. NB the burden lies with the applicant to provide evidence of relevant legal experience eg reference letters confirming dates and areas of legal experience covered.

Type of membership
Suitable for
Your next career step
Eligibility criteria
Annual cost
NALP Legal secretaries membership
Legal secretaries who wish to become paralegal secretaries
Further paralegal study: Level 3 or Level 4
Should have an ILSPA or Cilex Secretarial Diploma/Certficate or other (please check with us)
£33 / year, annual subscription
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NALP Affiliate membership
Anyone who has an interest in Law but has no qualification
Paralegal qualifcations at Level 3 or Level 4
Must be over 18 without legal qualification or experience or student or an individual with a law degree from another country who has not studied English Common Law
£66 / year
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NALP Associate membership
Anyone wishing to work as a paralegal, or further their career
Licence to Practise
Minimum Level 4 law related Qualification, have passed the SQE1, or minimum 3 years’ relevant legal experience
£99 / year
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NALP Graduate membership
Law graduates who wish to pursue a career as a paralegal
Gain relevant legal experience
LLB, BA Law or Joint Law Degree, LPC or BPTC, GDL or NALP Level 7 Diploma in paralegal practice without legal experience
£121 / year
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NALP Fellow (route 1) membership
Anyone who has legal qualifications and relevant legal experience
Licence to Practise
Minimum Level 6 qualification and at least 3 years’ relevant legal experience
£165 / year
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NALP Fellow (route 2) membership
Anyone who has relevant, minimum 5 years, legal experience
Licence to Practise
Minimum 5 years’ relevant legal experience
£200 first year, £165 / year thereafter
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NALP Principal fellow membership
An experienced paralegal with a lot of experience
Licence to Practise
Minimum Level 6 qualification and at least 5 years’relevant legal experience or minimum 10 years’relevant legal experience (must provide evidence of 12 hours CPD on annual renewal)
£275 / year
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Type of membership
Suitable for
Your next career step
Eligibility criteria
Annual cost
Legal Secretarial
Legal secretaries who wish to become paralegal secretaries
Further paralegal study: Level 3 or Level 4
Should have an ILSPA or Cilex Secretarial Diploma/Certficate or other (please check with us)
£30 / year
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Affiliate
Anyone who has an interest in Law but has no qualification
Paralegal qualifcations at Level 3 or Level 4
Must be over 18 without legal qualification or experience or student or an individual with a law degree from another country who has not studied English Common Law
£60 / year
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Paralegal Technician
Anyone starting out in their career as a paralegal, with some qualifications
Level 4 Diploma and/or NALP Associate membership
Minimum Level 3 appropriate law related certificate/diploma, A level Law or successful completion of the Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship
£75 / year
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Paralegal Technician
Anyone starting out in their career as a paralegal, with some qualifications
Level 4 Diploma and/or NALP Associate membership
Minimum Level 3 appropriate law related certificate/diploma, A level Law or successful completion of the Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship
£75 / year
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Associate
Anyone wishing to pursue a career as a paralegal
Licence to Practise
Minimum Level 3 law related Qualification or minimum 3 years’ relevant legal experience
£90 / year
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Graduate
Law graduates who wish to pursue a career as a paralegal
Gain relevant legal experience
LLB, BA Law or Joint Law Degree, LPC or BPTC, GDL or NALP Level 7 Diploma in paralegal practice without legal experience
£110 / year
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Fellow (1)
Anyone who has legal qualifications and relevant legal experience
Licence to Practise
Minimum Level 6 qualification and at least 3 years’ relevant legal experience
£150 / year
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Fellow (2)
Anyone who has relevant legal experience
Licence to Practise
Minimum 5 years’ relevant legal experience
£200 / year
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Principal Fellow
An experienced paralegal with a lot of experience
Licence to Practise
Minimum Level 6 qualification and at least 5 years’relevant legal experience or minimum 10 years’relevant legal experience (must provide evidence of 12 hours CPD on annual renewal)
£250 / year
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