Promoting Paralegal Professionals
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 NALP | The National Association of Licensed Paralegals is the UK’s longest running Professional Membership Body for Paralegals. 

 

Paralegals play a crucial role within the legal sector and across commerce, industry and the public sector through the provision of legal services. NALP strives to raise the profile and gain recognition for Paralegal Professionals and the important work they do. 

 

Discover the fantastic benefits of joining our Professional Membership Body.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

 

The Paralegal Profession is not subject to statutory regulation, there for the sector looks to it’s self-regulated membership bodies and organisation for regulation.

 

 NALP offers self-regulation to it’s members; for the past 30 years we have set the standard for Paralegals within the legal sector.

 

 PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

We offer a range of membership categories, each application is assessed based on your professional experience and training and the appropriate level is awarded. 

As a member you’ll give confidence to employers and clients in your expertise and skills, whilst demonstrating commitment to your career and professional development. 

 

 CONSULTATION 

We offer all NALP members an opportunity for a phone consultation with our CEO Amanda Hamilton to discuss career development, paralegal training and the Paralegal Profession.

We keep connected with our members on an individual level, understanding your role within the legal sector. 

 QUALIFICATIONS

NALP is the only paralegal membership body to offer nationally recognised and accredited courses through the Government body, Ofqual.

We offer specialist Paralegal Training, to equipped our students with the skills required to work as a Paralegal within a variety of industries, our qualifications are highly recognised within the Legal Sector. 

 

 ADVOCACY 

Established in 1987, we have been lobbying and advocating on our members' behalf for greater recognition for 30 years.

We are regularly featured within Industry and consumer press to raise the profile for Paralegals and the work you do. 

READ OUR PRESS HERE

 DISCOUNTS

We have partnered with a variety of companies and organisations to secure our member's fantastic discounts.

 

 NEWS AND SUPPORT

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

 LICENSED PARALEGAL REGISTER

All NALP Members will have benefit from free registration on the LPR, NALP's Licenced Paralegal Register.  A fantastic marketing resource to demonstrate your skills and expertise to consumers and employers

 

 LICENSE TO PRACTICE

As a self-regulatory body for NALP Members, we are able to offer an Licence to Practice to our members with appropriate expertise. 

If you are an Associate NALP member (A.NALP) or a NALP Fellow (F.NALP) or a NALP Principal Fellow (PF.NALP) with a minimum of 3 years experience and competency in the area(s) of law you may apply for our Licence to Practice.

 

 

 

NALP Mission Statement 

We strive to ensure our members are recognised as a key part of the legal profession, through providing accredited qualifications and professional development. NALP encourages, promotes and develops the role and practice of the paralegal and represents the best interests of its members. 

Join us today!

 

 

 

WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER?

We offer a wide range of membership based on your experience and qualificiation.

Applying for membership is quick and easy! Simply select your level from below, fill in our online application form for your level and pay with our secure checkout. 

 

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!