Join the American Alliance of Paralegals, the national paralegal association that continues to set standards that others follow. The American Alliance was the first to host the National Paralegal Summit, the first to host a webinar, and the first to set educational standards for voting membership. The successful leadership of the American Alliance has been echoed by other paralegal organizations and proprietary educational groups, thus affirming the old adage that copying someone else is the highest form of flattery.

Be a member of the association that leads the way instead of follows; be a part of the future with the American Alliance.

  • Becoming a member of the American Alliance does not automatically make you an American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP).
  • Becoming an American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP) does not automatically make you a member of the American Alliance. You must apply for AAPI Membership before applying for the AACP credential. 
  • Membership in AAPI is a requirement to becoming an American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP).
  • Obtaining an American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP) is not a requirement of membership.
  • Applications for membership are reviewed by the Membership Committee.
  • Applications for American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP) are reviewed by the American Alliance Certification Commission.

In order to be a Voting Member of the American Alliance, you must be a practicing paralegal and must meet at least one of the following criteria:

- Bachelor’s degree and two years paralegal experience
- Bachelor’s degree and a two-year paralegal certificate
- An Associate’s degree, a two-year paralegal certificate, and two years paralegal experience
- An Associate’s degree and four years paralegal experience
- A paralegal certificate and six years current paralegal experience

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may join the American Alliance as an associate member.
Sustaining membership is also available (law firms, educators, corporations, etc.).
Sponsors and vendors may also join the American Alliance. 

Ineligible for Membership.  Any applicant for membership or any renewing member, shall not be eligible for membership or continuing membership, if he/she has been convicted of a felony, is a disbarred or suspended lawyer, is currently incarcerated, or has been found to have engaged in the unathorized practice of law.

Annual Membership Dues:

Member - $35.00/year
Associate member - $35.00/year
Sustaining member - $50.00/year
Sponsor/vendor - $200.00/year

The Alliance Echo

The Alliance Echo is a quarterly newsletter provided to our members. It contains information regarding the American Alliance Certification Program (AACP), news articles, legislation updates, and other information affecting the paralegal profession. It also provides important dates for upcoming paralegal seminars and conferences, in addition to recognizing new members of the American Alliance. The Alliance Echo contains articles written by members of the American Alliance as well as other legal sources. Current and past issues of the newsletter are available to members on the "Members Only" webpage. To view a past issue of the newsletter, click here.

If you are interested in joining AAPI, Inc., please fill out a membership application.

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