Guilford Paralegal Association
An association of dedicated professionals

Join GPA


To become a general member of this Association, an individual must meet at least one of the following requirements:

(i) Complete a course of study for paralegals at an accredited institution;

(ii) Be a graduate of an ABA approved paralegal program;

(iii) Have a bachelor's degree and one year of paralegal experience as certified by an employer;

(iv) Have two years of paralegal experience as certified by attestation of supervising partner; or

(v) Be a Certified Legal Assistant (CLA), Certified Paralegal (CP), North Carolina Certified Paralegal, or Registered Paralegal.


The Association is open to any individual who does not meet the requirements for general membership, but is interested in the Association. An Associate member may participate in the organization as a full voting member, except in regard to holding an office, amendments to bylaws or expulsion of a member or removal of an officer. An associate member may serve on any committee. A paralegal student may participate in this Association as an Associate member.

Our membership year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Membership applications and renewals are accepted at any time. Dues are not prorated.

For any additional information on membership, please contact Elizabeth Cox, Membership Chair.


Networking and building professional relationships with other legal professionals in Guilford County.

Monthly meetings with informative speakers and programs.

Discounted member rates for GPA sponsored Continuing Paralegal Education (CPE) and other events.

Membership Directory to assist in networking with other members.

Job Bank service -- get timely notice of available jobs in Guilford and surrounding counties.

Free email account through our webserver - contact Website Manager for more information.

Bi-monthly newsletter

Opportunities for year-round community involvement and service activities with other members.

Access to  networking, career insights, and more through our Linked In and Facebook groups.


Click here to access a new member application.

Click here to access a membership renewal form.

Please email Elizabeth Cox, Membership Chairperson, to have a membership application e-mailed to you.

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