To join, please complete the Membership Application.

Applications may be emailed as an attachment to or mailed to Paralegal Association of Rochester, PO Box 20106, Rochester, NY 14602.

Please direct all membership enquiries to:

2023-2024 RENEWAL

Please click here for the latest renewal application to be received by PAR.  The current period you are renewing for is May 1 2023 through April 30, 2024. Thank you. 


Voting Membership
$60.00 Annual Fee*

Offered to any person who is currently employed as a paralegal, no less than 20 hours per week, who performs substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer. Said person may be retained or employed by a lawyer, law firm, government agency, court or other entity. Voting membership requires that a paralegal's work be supervised by an attorney. Voting members must have a combination of work experience and/or paralegal training and the approval of the Membership Committee. Must also have at least one year of working experience as a paralegal or six months of working experience as a paralegal and have successfully completed an approved formal paralegal training program.

Non-Voting Membership
$50.00 Annual Fee*

Affiliate membership is available to any person who would otherwise qualify as a Voting Member, except that the person has insufficient length of work experience or is currently unemployed. This would also include anyone else who is not a paralegal.

Student Membership
$30.00 Annual Fee*

Student membership is available to any person currently enrolled in an approved paralegal training program. Student membership may be extended for a period of twelve months following graduation (or completion of the program). 


Review & Approval Process

The information contained in this application is subject to review by the Membership Commitee of the Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc., (PAR) and may be disseminated to PAR's Board of Directors.

Within a few days of your application submission, you will receive an email (at the email address you provide) stating we have received your application and it is being reviewed.

Applications may be emailed as an attachment to or mailed to Paralegal Association of Rochester, PO Box 20106 Rochester, NY 14602.


PAR is a member association of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. ("NFPA"). By virtue of your joining this association you are a member of NFPA. NFPA is the largest and oldest national paralegal association in the USA, representing over 21,000 paralegals. NFPA provides an effective means of communicating issues of national importance and serves as a unified voice in the development of the profession. By belonging to PAR a portion of your dues is sent to NFPA for your membership in NFPA, of which $4.00 pays for your National Paralegal Reporter subscription.

Also, PAR is a member association of the Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc. ("ESAPA").  The statewide alliance arose from the need to strengthen the paralegal profession in NYS through networking.  


*No monies are due at the time of your application submission. Monies will be due after you are notified that your application has been accepted.

Credit Card
Credit card Payments are not currently available.

Checks and Money Orders 
Payable To:

Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc. or PAR
PO Box 20106
Rochester, NY 14602

Returned Checks
Checks returned to the Treasurer for non-sufficient funds, or any other reason, will be returned to the issuer for reimbursement of the face value of the check plus any fees incurred by PAR from its financial institution. A copy of the original check and a copy of the letter received from our bank will be sent to the issuer along with a cover letter signed by the Treasurer requesting reimbursement within 30 calendar days or membership will be revoked. The Membership Committee will be sent a copy of the letter.

It is the issuer's responsibility to inform PAR of any bank and/or account changes if their check is still showing to be outstanding. 

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